FUJII HANAMATSU

Stage name:

Fujii Hanamatsu In Japanese

Poetry name: D˘sh˘

Existence: ???

Connection:

No identified master and disciple

Career:

11th lunar month of 1716: first-recorded performance in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Futahashira Kasen Kagami", which was produced by Arashi Sangor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1717: Hanamatsu performed in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Benten Ch˘ja Uga no Tama", which was produced by Ogino Kinnoj˘.

11th lunar month of 1718: Hanamatsu performed in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "S˘shi Arai Komachi", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III.

1st lunar month of 1719: Hanamatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was naka-no-j˘ (superior in the middle class).

11th lunar month of 1719: Hanamatsu performed at the Naka no Shibai the role of Ikomanoj˘ in the kaomise drama "Onna Daimy˘ Iroha Obi", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II.

1st lunar month of 1720: Hanamatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was (shiro)j˘ ((white) superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1720: Hanamatsu performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Hana Yakata Chibikizuru", which was produced by Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1721: Hanamatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was (superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1721: Hanamatsu played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Umekawa in the kaomise drama "Onna Genji Musha Sugoroku", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II.

11th lunar month of 1722: Hanamatsu played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Usugumo in the kaomise drama "Odori Hotei", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II.

1st lunar month of 1723: Hanamatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was (superior) [visual].

3rd lunar month of 1723: Hanamatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior-superior) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Izumikawa Sennosuke.

11th lunar month of 1723: Hanamatsu played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Tamakazura in the kaomise drama "Chűshin Futaba no Matsu", which was produced by Matsushima Hy˘tar˘.

1st lunar month of 1724: Hanamatsu played in the same theater the role of ďt˘-no-Miya in the drama "ďt˘-no-Miya Asahi no Yoroi".

11th lunar month of 1724: Hanamatsu played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Ozasa in the kaomise drama "Senbon Matsu Hi-no-De no Maizuru", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I and Sawamura Kiyojűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1725: Hanamatsu performed at the Kado no Shibai in Kaneko Kichizaemon's kaomise drama "Wag˘ no Futabashira", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III.

1st lunar month of 1726: Hanamatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was one black stroke below j˘-j˘ (superior-superior) [visual]. Hanamatsu performed in the same theater in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Asama-ga-Dake" which was staged to commemorate the 20th and 9th anniversaries (19th and 10th memorial services) of the passing away of Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I and Yamashita Ky˘emon I.

11th lunar month of 1726: Hanamatsu became zamoto and produced at the Kado no Shibai the kaomise drama "Bunbu Aioi no Matsu", which celebrated the shűmei of Fujikawa Hanzabur˘ II.

3rd lunar month of 1726: Hanamatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was back to j˘-j˘ (superior-superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1727: Hanamatsu performed at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Watamashi Yatsumune Gura", which was produced by Sawamura Otoemon I.

11th lunar month of 1728: Hanamatsu performed in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Aioi Ch˘ja Sangai-gura", which celebrated the shűmei of Yagi Niemon and Arashi Sanjűr˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1729: Hanamatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1729: Hanamatsu performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Banzai Kogane Tsukuri", which is produced by Arashi Sanjűr˘ II; his stage partners are Nakayama Shinkur˘ I, Yoshizawa Ayame II, Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Nakamura S˘jűr˘ and Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1730: Hanamatsu performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Matsukane Fukki no Ishizue", which was produced by Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I.

3rd lunar month of 1731: Hanamatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1731: Hanamatsu played at the Kado no Shibai the role of the keisei Naniwazu in the kaomise drama "Aioi Kikenj˘", which was produced by Arashi Kokuseki.

3rd ~ 4th lunar months of 1732: Hanamatsu played in the same theater the roles of Princess Minazuru and Asuka in the drama "Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki" [more details].

11th lunar month of 1732: Hanamatsu played the role of the keisei Yoshino in the kaomise drama "Mitsu no Hama Kogane no Irie", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III at the Kado no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1733: Hanamatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1733: Hanamatsu played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Tomoemon's ny˘b˘ Onui in the kaomise drama "Shigeri Matsu Kogane no Takaragura", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I (who played the role of Shikizu Tomoemon).

1st lunar month of 1734: Hanamatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Izumikawa Sennosuke.

11th lunar month of 1734: Hanamatsu performed at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Asahi no Matsu Kogane no Shinbashira", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1735: Hanamatsu played at the Kado no Shibai the role of the keisei Hinazuru in the kaomise drama "ďyamato Kane no Kinzan", which was produced by Nakayama Shinkur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1736: Hanamatsu played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Oume in the kaomise drama "Banshű Onna Narihira", which was produced by Yoshizawa Ayame II.

11th lunar month of 1737: Hanamatsu played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of the mekake Otsuru in the kaomise drama "Uta Kurabe Kachidoki no Ume", which was produced by Yoshizawa Ayame II.

11th lunar month of 1738: Hanamatsu played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Jűnai's ny˘b˘ Ozasa in the kaomise drama "Fuji Daiko Wag˘ no Shirabe", which was produced by Arashi Sangor˘ I; the role of Wada Jűnai was played by Fujioka Daikichi.

11th lunar month of 1739: Hanamatsu performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Fűryű Gozen Kabuki", which was produced by Sanogawa Hanazuma II.

11th lunar month of 1740: Hanamatsu played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Yodogor˘'s mekake Osode, in reality Sekinai's ny˘b˘, in the kaomise drama "Hanaikusa Nishiki no Manmaku", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

Fall 1740: Hanamatsu went to Ky˘to.

1st lunar month of 1741: Hanamatsu's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1741: Hanamatsu played in Ky˘to the role of Kuzu-no-Ha in the kaomise drama "Imay˘ Shinoda Zuma", which was produced at Miyako Mandayű's theater by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1742: Hanamatsu's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was two three strokes above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual].

2nd lunar month of 1742: Hanamatsu played in the same theater the roles of Gontar˘'s ny˘b˘ Ogin and Kazue's ny˘b˘ Naruse in the san-no-kawari drama "Keisei Nagusa G˘ri"; the roles of Gontar˘ Yoshimitsu and Shibata Kazue were played by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Fujii Hanamatsu was an ďsaka onnagata actor, who was active from the second half of the 1710s to the beginning of the 1740s. He was outstanding in keisei or mekake roles. He disappeared from the records when he was really close to become a j˘-j˘-kichi actor.

Fujii Hanamatsu (left) and Shibazaki Taminosuke (right) performing in the kaomise drama "Hanaikusa Nishiki no Manmaku", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1740 at the Kado no Shibai

 
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