MATSUSHIMA HANSHICHI
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Matsushima Hanshichi I
Matsushima Hanshichi I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Matsushima Han'ya I, his stage name was Matsushima Hanshichi I and he started his career performing as a wakashugata in tabi shibai. He was recorded as performing in ďsaka in 1682 and 1683. No record afterwards. He was the master of Matsushima Hanshichi II.

Matsushima Hanshichi I in ďsaka in 1683

Matsushima Hanshichi II
Matsushima Hanshichi II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was a disciple of Matsushima Hanshichi I. He was recorded as performing in 1708 in Ky˘to as a wakaonnagata. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1710 in ďsaka at Shioya Kuroemon's theater the role of Teruhi-no-Mae in the kaomise drama "Shusse Yakushi Jűnishin", which was produced by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1711 in ďsaka in the same theater the role of Shiranume in the kaomise drama "Tanba Tar˘ Kamado Sh˘gun". His rank in the 1712 ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was naka-no-j˘ (superior in the middle class). No record afterwards. He was said to be better in jidaimono than in sewamono and he excelled in musume or hime roles. He was also the master of both Matsushima Hy˘tar˘ and Matsushima Moheiji.

Arashi Kanshir˘ I (left) and Matsushima Hanshichi II (right) playing the roles of Mojinoj˘ and Shiranume in the the kaomise drama "Tanba Tar˘ Kamado Sh˘gun", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1711 in ďsaka

 
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