HARUYAMA GENSHICHI II

Stage names:

Haruyama Genshichi II In Japanese
Haruyama Naotar˘ In Japanese

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry name: Soran (or Shoran ?)

Existence: ??? ~ 18th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1741

Connection:

Father: Onogawa Ugenji

Adoptive father: Haruyama Genshichi I

Career:

Around 1716: he is adopted by Haruyama Genshichi I and receives the name of Haruyama Naotar˘.

11th lunar month of 1732: Haruyama Naotar˘ takes the name of Haruyama Genshichi II in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater, playing the role of Takasago Okinanosuke in the kaomise drama "Hatsubutai Kogane no Ishizue".

Fall 1733: Genshichi goes to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1733: Genshichi plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Kokonoe Chikaranosuke in the kaomise drama "Shigeri Matsu Kogane no Takaragura", which is produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1734: Genshichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). He shares the same rank with Murayama Heijűr˘ III, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ II and Anegawa Shinz˘.

11th lunar month of 1734: Genshichi plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Hisamatsu T˘kichi, in reality Nakatsugawa Tokiwanoj˘, in the kaomise drama "Shigeri Matsu Kogane no Takaragura", which is produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1735: Genshichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1736: Genshichi plays the role of Tabakoya Gensuke, in reality Segawa Jűnai, in the kaomise drama "Yamato Fumi Mannen no Ayatsuri", which is produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III at the Kado no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1737: Genshichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shares the same rank with Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I.

Fall 1737: Genshichi goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1737: Genshichi plays at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Kokaji Tokinoj˘ in the kaomise drama "Kuni no Tomi Sakae no Hachinoki", which celebrates the arrival in Ky˘to of the Edo star ďtani Hiroji I and the return from Edo of the local actor Kameya Jűjir˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1738: Genshichi's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

11th lunar month of 1738: Genshichi plays in Ky˘to in Tomimura Takichi's kaomise drama "Ichi no Tomi H˘rai Yakata", which is produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater.

1st lunar month of 1739: Genshichi's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is one white stroke below j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual].

11th lunar month of 1739: Genshichi plays in Ky˘to the role of Imagawa Nakaaki in the kaomise drama "Muromachi Dono Ch˘h˘ Denki", which is produced by Sanogawa Ichimatsu I for the nadai Miyako Mandayű; his stage partners are Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I, ďtani Hiroji I, Sawamura Otoemon I, Tamiya Shirogor˘, Asao Motogor˘ I, Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Shinozuka Kazaemon, Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I and Arashi Sanshir˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1740: Genshichi plays in Ky˘to the role of Seki Genjibei in the kaomise drama "Asuka Miyako Jindai no Maki", which is produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I for the nadai Miyako Mandayű. He also plays the role of Sugimoto Tahei, in reality Nagasaki Kageyu Saemon, in the kiri ky˘gen "Hayazaki Taiheiki", which welcomes in Ky˘to the actor Ogino Izabur˘ I. His others stage partners in this final drama are Nakajima Kanzaemon II, Nakamura Kumetar˘ I, Yoshizawa Tamazuma, Mizuki Tatsunosuke II and Band˘ Sukesabur˘ I. This is Genshichi last stage appearance.

1st lunar month of 1741: Genshichi's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi. He shares the same rank with Ogino Izabur˘ I, Fujioka Daikichi, Tamiya Jűzabur˘ I, Somematsu Shichisabur˘ I and Band˘ Sukesabur˘ I.

18th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1741: Genshichi dies in Ky˘to.

Comments:

Haruyama Genshichi II was a Ky˘to tachiyaku actor, who made all his career in Kamigata during the first half of the 18th century. He performed in inaka shibai during the 1720s and achieved fame for himself in ˘shibai during the 1730s. The three fields of excellence of this beautiful actor were yatsushigoto, jitsugoto and wagoto.

Haruyama Genshichi II playing the role of Imagawa Nakaaki in the kaomise drama "Muromachi Dono Ch˘h˘ Denki", which was staged in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1739

The Haruyama Genshichi line of actors

 
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