Existence: 1682 ~ ???
Brother (?): Onoe Gentar˘
1693: first record in Kabuki chronicles; his stage name was Takashima Kichijűr˘.
1697: he performed under the name of Takashima Onoe as a wakaonnagata in ďsaka at ďsaka Tazaemon's theater, with the troupe led by Araki Yojibŕ I; Onoe's stage partners were Kanazawa Goheiji, Kokon Shinzaemon, Katsuyama ďhashi, Kamogawa Noshio I, Fujii Hachijűr˘, Mihara Jűdayű I, Dekishima Kosabur˘, Yamamoto Kantar˘, Iwakura Man'emon, Iwamatsu Kizaemon and Takeshima Shichisabur˘.
Fall 1700: Onoe went to Ky˘to.
1st lunar month of 1701: Onoe played in the same theater the role of Yabase Wadaemon's ny˘b˘ in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Sagano no Hara"; his stage partners were Sakata T˘jűr˘ I, Yamatoya Jinbŕ II, Yoshizawa Ayame I, Mizuki Tatsunosuke I and Shinozuka Jirozaemon I.
Fall 1704: Onoe went to Edo.
Spring 1705: Onoe's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘ (superior) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I, Tsugawa Handayű, Iwai Tatsusabur˘, Matsumoto Kantar˘, Kishida Kogenji and Kojima Heishichi I.
Fall 1707: Onoe went to Ky˘to.
Fall 1709: Onoe went to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1717: Onoe played in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai the role of Princess Kame in the kaomise drama "Meryű Oryű Kogane no Uroko", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III. He changed the writing of his first name:
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11th lunar month of 1718: Onoe played in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai the role of Ryűzaemon's ny˘b˘ in the kaomise drama "Kogane no Seigaiha", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III. He changed the writing of his first name:
Fall 1721: Onoe went to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1724: he took the name of Onoe Gonbŕ and played at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of the widow Keijuin in the kaomise drama "Sanmen Daikoku Mangoku Dawara", which was produced by Mihogi Gizaemon I.
11th lunar month of 1729: he took the name of Onoe Genji and performed in the kaomise drama "Fukuju Yakata Wag˘ no Futabashira", which was produced at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1730: Genji played in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of Takaemon's mother in Sawamura Bunji's kaomise drama "Inari Yakata Manp˘ no Kura", which was produced by Arashi Koroku I.
1732: tour in Nagoya; Genji performed as a kashagata at the Nishi no Koji Shibai.
Fall 1732: Genji went back to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1732: he took back the name of Onoe Gonbŕ and performed in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Hatsu Butai Kogane no Ishizue", which was produced by Anegawa Chiyosabur˘ I and also celebrated the shűmei of Haruyama Genshichi II and Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1734: he took back the name of Onoe Genji, performing in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Tomi Yakata Kogane no Yaguruma", which was produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1735: Genji appeared on stage for the last time, in Ky˘to, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Bankoku ďshimadai", which was produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I. No record afterwards.
Onoe Genji was a Kamigata kashagata, who was active from the beginning of the 1690s to the middle of the 1730s. In this latter years, he was ranked j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi for 9 consecutive seasons in Ky˘to (and also in Nagoya in 1732).
The short passage about Onoe Genji in the 1736 Ky˘to hy˘banki, kashagata section (the zone within the red shape was Onoe Genji's name) - The rank of Onoe Genji was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent)
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