|HARUYAMA GENSHICHI I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Adopted son: Haruyama Genshichi II
Son: Haruyama Utagor˘
Disciples: Haruyama Kin'ya, Haruyama Gengor˘
Before 1706: born in a family managing a shop called Tanakaya. He starts his career as a wakashugata performing under the name of Matsui Sakon. He gets married with the daughter of Hoteiya Gonpachi and takes the name of Haruyama Genzabur˘ at unknown times.
1706: he becomes tachiyaku and takes the name of Haruyama Genshichi I.
Fall 1710: Genshichi goes to Ky˘to.
Fall 1711: Genshichi goes back to ďsaka.
Fall 1713: Genshichi goes back to ďsaka.
Fall 1719: Genshichi goes to Ky˘to.
1st lunar month of 1720: Genshichi's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent). Genshichi performs in the same theater in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Hachimannichi".
Summer 1720: Genshichi plays in the same theater the role of the kar˘ Senzaemon in the drama "Yamato H˘ryűji Eguchi no Mikage". This his his last recorded performances in ˘shibai. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappears from the records.
Haruyama Genshichi I was a tachiyaku actor, who made a short career in ďsaka and Ky˘to (with a short stay in Edo) during the first quarter of the 18th century. He was good in aragoto, jitsugoto and nuregoto. He was also an outstanding dancer. He unfortunately died too young.
The actors Kojima Daikichi (top/left), Miyazaki Denkichi (top/right), Haruyama Genshichi I (bottom/left) and Ogino Yaegiri I (bottom/right) playing the roles of Takamatsu Sentar˘, Takamatsu Tominoj˘, the servant Ch˘suke and the servant Otatsu in the kaomise drama "Futabashira Aioi Ch˘ja", which was staged in ďsaka in the 11th lunar month of 1711
The Haruyama Genshichi line of actors
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