Existence: 1682 ~ ???
Brother (?): Onoe Gentar˘
1693: first record in Kabuki chronicles; his stage name is Takashima Kichijűr˘.
1697: he performs under the name of Takashima Onoe as a wakaonnagata in ďsaka at ďsaka Tazaemon's theater, with the troupe led by Araki Yojibŕ I. Jűdayű's stage partners are 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 goes to Ky˘to.
1st lunar month of 1701: Onoe plays 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 are Sakata T˘jűr˘ I, Yamatoya Jinbŕ II, Yoshizawa Ayame I, Mizuki Tatsunosuke I and Shinozuka Jirozaemon I.
Fall 1704: Onoe goes to Edo.
Spring 1705: Onoe's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘ (superior). He shares the same rank with Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I, Tsugawa Handayű, Iwai Tatsusabur˘, Matsumoto Kantar˘, Kishida Kogenji and Kojima Heishichi I.
Fall 1707: Onoe goes to Ky˘to.
Fall 1709: Onoe goes to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1717: Onoe plays in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai the role of Princess Kame in the kaomise drama "Meryű Oryű Kogane no Uroko", which is produced by Arashi San'emon III. He changes the writing of his first name:
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11th lunar month of 1718: Onoe plays in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai the role of Ryűzaemon's ny˘b˘ in the kaomise drama "Kogane no Seigaiha", which is produced by Arashi San'emon III. He changes the writing of his first name:
Fall 1721: Onoe goes to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1724: he takes the name of Onoe Gonbŕ and plays at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of the widow Keijuin in the kaomise drama "Sanmen Daikoku Mangoku Dawara", which is produced by Mihogi Gizaemon I.
11th lunar month of 1729: he takes the name of Onoe Genji and performs in the kaomise drama "Fukuju Yakata Wag˘ no Futabashira", which is produced at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1730: Genji plays 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 is produced by Arashi Koroku I.
1732: tour in Nagoya; Genji performs as a kashagata at the Nishi no Koji Shibai.
Fall 1732: Genji goes back to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1732: he takes back the name of Onoe Gonbŕ and performs in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Hatsu Butai Kogane no Ishizue", which is produced by Anegawa Chiyosabur˘ I and also celebrates the shűmei of Haruyama Genshichi II and Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1734: he takes 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 is produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1735: Genji appears on stage for the last time, in Ky˘to, where he performs in the kaomise drama "Bankoku ďshimadai", which is produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappears from the records.
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 is Onoe Genji's name) - The rank of Onoe Genji was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent)
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