HON'YA HANSHICHI

Playwright names:

Hon'ya Hanshichi In Japanese
Masuyama Chűji In Japanese
Taki Shinzabur˘ In Japanese
Masuyama Chűji In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Masters: Hon'ya S˘shichi, Masuyama Kinpachi I

Disciple: Hon'ya Harusuke (?)

Career:

1790s: he started his career in Edo as a disciple of Masuyama Kinpachi I, who gave him the name of Masuyama Chűji.

1813: he became disciple of Hon'ya S˘shichi.

11th lunar month of 1813: Chűji worked for his master Hon'ya S˘shichi (tatesakusha) at the Moritaza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV (tatesakusha) and Ichioka Washichi I, on the kaomise drama "Gohiiki Tsunagi Uma".

End of the 1810s: he worked for the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke III. As the yag˘ of this actor was Takinoya, he took the name of Taki Shinzabur˘.

11th lunar month of 1820: Shinzabur˘ worked at the Kawarazakiza for the tatesakusha Tsuruya Nanboku IV on the kaomise drama "Ise Heiji Ume no Mitegura", which celebrated the shűmei of Onoe Tamiz˘ II, ďtani Monz˘ II and Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV.

11th lunar month of 1822: Shinzabur˘ worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV, Segawa Jok˘ II, Oto Usuke I, Matsui Yűsuke II, Matsui K˘z˘ II and Hanagasa Rosuke, on the kaomise drama "Gohiiki Tsuwamono no Majiwari", which welcomed back Iwai Hanshir˘ V in Edo and celebrated the shűmei of Onoe Kikujir˘ I and Nakayama Kinsha.

1820s ~ beginning of the 1830s: he took back the name of Masuyama Chűji.

11th lunar month of 1833: Chűji worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Nagawa Motosuke, Fukumori Kyűsuke II and Tamamaki Kyűji II, on the kaomise drama "Koi Yoriiru Tsui no Yumitori".

1834: he took the name of Hon'ya Hanshichi.

11th lunar month of 1834: Hanshichi worked at the Moritaza, along with Takarada Jusuke and Namiki Gohei III, on the kaomise drama "Hana to Mitsu Yuki no Shiraishi".

11th lunar month of 1835: Hanshichi worked for the tatesakusha Takarada Jusuke at the Moritaza on the kaomise drama "Hanayagura Kabuki no Jintori", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Kuz˘ II and Band˘ Zenk˘.

11th lunar month of 1837: Hanshichi worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Nakamura Jűsuke IV, Shinoda Sasuke, Tsuuchi Jihŕ IV and Fukumori Kyűsuke II, on the kaomise drama "Onikirimaru Mimasu no Kakutsubo".

11th lunar month of 1843: Hanshichi worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Sakurada Jisuke III, Shinoda Sasuke and Fukumori Kyűji, on the kaomise drama "Wakatonobara Sharin no ďyose", which commemorated the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) of the passing away of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Hon'ya Hanshichi was an Edo sakusha, who was active from the beginning of the 1810s to the first half of the 1840s.

The name of Hon'ya Hanshichi in a 1840 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red shape on the right side of the picture)

 
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