TOMIZAWA HANZABURď I

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Existence: ???

Connection:

Masters: Nakamura Denkur˘ I, Tomizawa Samanosuke I

Son: Tomizawa Genz˘

Disciples: Tomizawa Montar˘ I, Narumi Goroshir˘ I

Career:

Before 1684: he starts his career in Kamigata as a disciple of Tomizawa Samanosuke I, who gives him the name of Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I and trains him as a wakaonnagata.

1684: Hanzabur˘ settles in Edo.

1685: under the patronage of Nakamura Denkur˘ I, he becomes tachiyaku.

11th lunar month of 1702: Hanzabur˘ becomes jitsuaku.

1st lunar month of 1704: Hanzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior); he plays at the Yamamuraza the role of Gentayű in the new year drama "Genji Aioi Jűnidan".

5th lunar month of 1706: Hanzabur˘ plays for the first time the role of Kobayashi no Asahina, with the support of Nakamura Denkur˘ I, in the drama "ďyakata Yotsugi Soga", which is staged at the Ichimuraza.

3rd lunar month of 1707: Hanzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1707: Hanzabur˘ becomes tachiyaku and plays at the Nakamuraza the role of the senior retainer Hatano no Gor˘ in the kaomise drama "Su˘ no Naishi Azuma Nishiki", which welcomes in Edo the actor Arashi Kiyosabur˘ I.

2nd lunar month of 1708: Hanzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1709: Hanzabur˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of Minamoto no Tametomo in the kaomise drama "Tametomo Furiwakegami".

1st lunar month of 1710: Hanzabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of Kobayashi no Asahina in the new year drama "Kaishun Soga".

3rd lunar month of 1710: Hanzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

25th day of the 10th lunar month of 1713: his master Nakamura Denkur˘ I dies.

11th lunar month of 1714: Hanzabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Wada Saemon in the kaomise drama "Banmin Daifukuch˘".

1st lunar month of 1715: Hanzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent); he plays in the same theater the role of Kobayashi no Asahina in the new year drama "Band˘ Ichi Kotobuki Soga".

11th lunar month of 1715: Hanzabur˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of Akamatsu Mushanosuke in Mitsushima Shichir˘zaemon's drama "Hayazaki Onna Shimabara".

5th lunar month of 1717: Hanzabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Kanki in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Kokusen'ya Takarabune" [casting].

11th lunar month of 1717: Hanzabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Sano no Gent˘ta in the kaomise drama "Hachinoki H˘nen Mitsugimono".

2nd lunar month of 1720: Hanzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1720: Hanzabur˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays at the Nakamuraza the role of the villain Katsuta Jir˘ (disguised as the print master Torii Kiyonobu!) in the kaomise drama "Michi-no-Ku Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1721: Hanzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent); he plays in the same theater the role of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune in the new year drama "Kichij˘ ďtaka Soga"; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari are played by Ichikawa Danz˘ I and Katsuyama Matagor˘.

1st lunar month of 1722: Hanzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1722: Hanzabur˘ becomes tachiyaku and plays at the Moritaza the role of Sait˘ Sanemori in the kaomise drama "Yoshitomo Fukujukai".

1st lunar month of 1723: Hanzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He plays in the same theater the role of Kobayashi no Asahina in the new year sogamono "Suiry˘ Soga".

11th lunar month of 1724: Hanzabur˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Hata no Minbu Saemon in the kaomise drama "Bankoku Taiheiki", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actor Matsushima Hy˘tar˘.

11th lunar month of 1726: Hanzabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Abe no Munet˘ in the kaomise drama "Kaomise Jűnidan".

1st lunar month of 1727: Hanzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

3rd lunar month of 1728: Hanzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1729: last kaomise for Hanzabur˘, who plays the role of Noto-no-Kami in the drama "Yahagi no Ch˘ja Kogane no Ishizue", which is staged at the Moritaza.

1730: Hanzabur˘ appears on stage for the last time, at the Moritaza; he retires and becomes a backstage manager. The day of his death is unknown.

Comments:

Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I was born in Kamigata but quickly settled in Edo, where he was active from 1684 to 1730. He was mainly a tachiyaku actor but often became jitsuaku or katakiyaku. His forte were bud˘goto or jitsugoto roles.

The actors Band˘ Matakur˘ II and Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I in a print made by Okumura Masanobu around 1711

 
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