TOYO HARUSUKE I

Playwright names:

Toyo Harusuke I In Japanese
Nagawa Harusuke I In Japanese

Other name:

Miyajimaya Kahŕ In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Kakuju [1]

Existence: 1782 ~ 29th day of the 1st lunar month of 1826 [2]

Connection:

Master: Nagawa Tokusuke I

Disciple: Nagawa Harusuke II, Nagawa Sadasuke

Career:

1782: born in Ky˘to.

Before 1810: he started his career in his native city as a disciple of Nagawa Tokusuke I, who gave him the name of Nagawa Harusuke I. He worked in miyaji shibai at the beginning of his career. With the help of Nishizawa Ipp˘'s father Nishizawa Riemon, he settled in ďsaka where he worked as a sakusha in ˘shibai. He was recorded as a nimaime sakusha in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai in Spring 1810.

7th lunar month of 1810: Harusuke became tatesakusha and worked for the star Arashi Kichisabur˘ II. He worked for this actor in Ky˘to and ďsaka for more than 10 years.

1st lunar month of 1813: Harusuke worked at the Kado no Shibai, along with Ichioka Washichi I, on the ni-no-kawari drama "Ane Im˘to Date no ďkido", which was produced by Ichikawa Zentar˘ and starred Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Arashi Kichisabur˘ II, Nakamura Karoku I, Arashi Tomisabur˘ II and Asao Kuzaemon I.

1st lunar month of 1814: Harusuke worked at the Kado no Shibai on one Chikamatsu Tokuz˘'s unstaged work, which was staged under the title "Keisei Tsukushi no Tsumagoto", the first play in Kabuki history based on the "Asagao Nikki" world [casting].

11th lunar month of 1814: Harusuke worked at the Kitagawa no Shibai, along with Ichioka Sadanori, on the kaomise drama "Tsugi Awase Ekiji no Ume".

11th lunar month of 1817: Harusuke worked at the Naka no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Echizen Sangoku Meoto-zuka", which celebrated the shűmei of Arashi Koroku IV and Kan˘ Minshi II.

1st lunar month of 1819: Harusuke worked at the Naka no Shibai on the new year drama "Keisei Miyako Meguri", which celebrated the shűmei of Arashi Rik˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1819: Harusuke worked at the Minamigawa no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Z˘ho Koi no Shiranami", which celebrated the shűmei of Sawamura Kunitar˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1820: Harusuke worked at the Naka no Shibai, along with Tsuchii Hy˘shichi I, on the kaomise drama "Zensei Yuki no Dategasa", starring the Edo stars Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V and Iwai Hanshir˘ V.

26th day of the 9th lunar month of 1821 [3]: Arashi Kitsusabur˘ I died. Then, Harusuke joined Nakamura Utaemon III.

11th lunar month of 1821: Harusuke worked at the Naka no Shibai, along with Yaegaki Utakuni, on the kaomise drama "Sanjikkoku Yofune no Hajimari".

1st lunar month of 1822: Harusuke worked in the same theater, along with Kanazawa Ryűgoku I and Yaegaki Utakuni, on the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Somewake Tazuna".

7th lunar month of 1825: he took the name of Toyo Harusuke I and worked at the Naka no Shibai on the drama "Yamato Uta Taketori Monogatari".

29th day of the 1st lunar month of 1826 [2]: Harusuke died.

Comments:

Toyo Harusuke I was a Kamigata sakusha, who was active from the beginning of the 1800s to the second half of the 1820s. He worked on more than 30 original dramas, including the first Kabuki drama based on the "Asagao Nikki" world.

[1] Another possible reading for this haimy˘ could be Tsurugi.

[2] The 29th day of the 1st lunar month of the 9th year of the Bunsei era was the 7th of March 1826 in the western calendar.

[3] The 26th day of the 9th lunar month of the 4th year of the Bunsei era was the 21st of October 1821 in the western calendar.

The name of Toyo Harusuke I in a 1826 Kamigata hy˘banki (the zone within the red rectangle)

The Nagawa Harusuke line of playwrights

The Toyo Harusuke line of playwrights

 
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