NARUMI GOROSHIRď I

Stage names:

Narumi Goroshir˘ I In Japanese
Nakamura Goroshir˘ II In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Hacch˘

Existence: ??? ~ 18th day of the 11th lunar month of 1758

Connection:

Masters: Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I

Career:

1700s ~ 1710s: disciple of Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I, his first stage name is Nakamura Goroshir˘ II. He serves his apprenticeship in tabi shibai and miyaji shibai.

11th lunar month of 1716: he becomes disciple of Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, becomes tachiyaku and takes the name of Narumi Goroshir˘ I at the Nakamuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Mitsudomoe Katoku Biraki", which celebrates the shűmei of Arashi Kiyosabur˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1718: Goroshir˘ becomes katakiyaku and plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise program "Hirakana Yomeiri Izu Nikki", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actor Sanogawa Mangiku.

11th lunar month of 1720: Goroshir˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of Usui no Aratar˘ in the kaomise drama "Kaig˘ Sakiwake Shitenn˘".

1st lunar month of 1721: Goroshir˘ plays in the same theater the role of Kobayashi no Asahina in the new year sogamono "Nigiwai Suehiro Soga"; his stage partners in the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune, Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune are Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I and Ogawa Zengor˘ I. The performance is a tremendous success.

11th lunar month of 1722: Goroshir˘ becomes jitsuaku.

1st lunar month of 1723: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1723: Goroshir˘ plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise program "Sono Enp˘ Onna Migy˘sho", which celebrates the arrival at the Nakamuraza of the Kamigata actors Yamashita Kinsaku I and Sanogawa Senz˘.

1st lunar month of 1727: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, falls to j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1727: Goroshir˘ becomes katakiyaku.

1st lunar month of 1728: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

11th lunar month of 1729: Goroshir˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Arajishi Otokonosuke in the kaomise drama "Ume Goyomi Konrei Nagoya".

1st lunar month of 1730: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, falls to j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1730: Goroshir˘ becomes tachiyaku and plays at the Moritaza the role of Gongor˘ Kagemasa (the superhero in the "Shibaraku" scene) in the kaomise drama "Kankatsu Michinoku no Miyako".

1st lunar month of 1731: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1732: Goroshir˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Yamato Kotoba Imagawaj˘", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actors Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I and Arashi Otohachi I (who celebrates his shűmei).

1st lunar month of 1733: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1733: Goroshir˘ plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Nagi no Hana Asahi Genji"; his stage partners are Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I, Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Ogino Izabur˘ I, Hayakawa Denshir˘, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II, Sodesaki Iseno I, Ichikawa S˘zabur˘ I, Nakamura Kichibŕ I, Sakata Sadashir˘, Yamashita Kamematsu I, Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II and ďtani Ryűzaemon I.

1st lunar month of 1734: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, falls to j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1735: Goroshir˘ plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Tono Zukuri Shinoda Zuma".

1st lunar month of 1736: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1736: Goroshir˘ becomes tachiyaku and plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Kuni no Tomi Sessh˘seki"; his stage partners are ďtani Hiroji I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Segawa Kikujir˘ I, Nakajima Mihoemon I, Arashi Otohachi I, Nakamura Kichibŕ I, Hayakawa Denshir˘, Ogino Izabur˘ I and Kameya Jűjir˘ (who arrives from Kamigata).

1st lunar month of 1737: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1737: Goroshir˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Matano no Gor˘ in the kaomise drama "Soga Monogatari Osana Nikki", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actors Yamamoto Ky˘z˘, Yamamoto Hikogor˘ and Kaneko Mantoku.

1st lunar month of 1738: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent).

3rd lunar month of 1740: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1741: Goroshir˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays at the Nakamuraza in Hayakawa Denshir˘'s kaomise drama "En'ya Hangan Koky˘ no Nishiki", which welcomes in Edo the actors Sanogawa Mangiku, Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Nakayama Shinkur˘ I and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1742: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1746: Goroshir˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of Hachiman Tar˘ in the kaomise drama "ďtorii Gojűshigun".

1st lunar month of 1747: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1748: Goroshir˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Dainichib˘ in the kaomise drama "Onna Moji Heike Monogatari", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actor Nakamura Kumetar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1749: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shares the same rank with Sakata T˘jűr˘ III and Nakajima Mihoemon I.

11th lunar month of 1749: Goroshir˘ becomes katakiyaku and plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Suda Jirozaemon in the kaomise program "Onn˘ Taiheiki", which celebrates the shűmei of Sakata Hangor˘ II and Ichikawa Yaoz˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1750: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1750: Goroshir˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Nagata no Sh˘ji in Tsuuchi Jihŕ II's kaomise drama "Wakaki no Ume Taira no Kiyomori".

1st lunar month of 1751: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

7th lunar month of 1751: first Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", which is staged at the Nakamuraza; Goroshir˘ plays the roles of Edohei and Hachiz˘ [casting].

11th lunar month of 1751: Goroshir˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Akaboshi no Sh˘ji Saemon in the kaomise drama "Honry˘ Hachinoki-zome", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actors Fujikawa Heikur˘ and Sanogawa Hanazuma II.

1st lunar month of 1752: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, falls to j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shares the same rank with Nakajima Kanzaemon II.

11th lunar month of 1753: Goroshir˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Oyamada no Sh˘ji in the kaomise drama "Hyakumanki Tsuwamono Taiheiki", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Masuz˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1754: Goroshir˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the roles of It˘ Nyűd˘ and Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki in the kaomise drama "Miura no ďsuke Bumon no Kotobuki", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III and Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1755: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is back to j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent). Goroshir˘ plays in the same theater the role of Ameji Kengy˘ in the new year sogamono "Waka Midori Nishiki Soga".

1st lunar month of 1757: Goroshir˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of ďmi no Kot˘ta in the new year sogamono "Nippon Zutsumi Tori no Ne Soga". This is most likely his last stage appearance.

18th day of the 11th lunar month of 1758: Goroshir˘ dies in Edo.

Comments:

Narumi Goroshir˘ I was a 18th century talented and popular actor, who was able to perform a wide range of male roles, often switching to different roles categories during his long career (more than 50 years on the Edo stages), like katakiyaku, jitsuaku or tachiyaku. He was also the t˘dori of the Nakamuraza during the second half of the 1750s.

Narumi Goroshir˘ I playing the role of Matano no Gor˘ in the drama "Soga Monogatari Osana Nikki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1737 at the Nakamuraza

The Narumi Goroshir˘ line of actors

 
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