HAYAKAWA HATSUSE

Stage names:

Hayakawa Hatsuse In Japanese
Hayakawa Gonzabur˘ In Japanese
Hayakawa Hatsuse In Japanese

Existence: ??? ~ 15th day of the 5th lunar month of 1730

Connection:

Master: Hayakawa Dengor˘

Disciple: Hayakawa Shinkatsu

Career:

1692: Disciple of Hayakawa Dengor˘, he starts his career in Ky˘to, where he performs as a wakashugata.

1695: Hatsuse becomes wakaonnagata.

1st lunar month of 1700: Hatsuse plays in Ky˘to the role of Haruhi-no-Mae in the drama "Keisei Zen no Tsuna", which is produced by Yamatoya Jinbŕ II. The line-up includes the actors Yoshizawa Ayame I, Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, Onogawa Ugenji, Onoyama Ujiemon, Takenaka Kiyonosuke, Matsunaga Rokuroemon, Sugiyama Kanzaemon I and Fujimoto Heijűr˘.

Fall 1700: Hatsuse goes to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1700: Hatsuse plays at the Yamamuraza the role of Ayame-no-Mae in the kaomise drama "Yorimasa Mannen Goyomi".

11th lunar month of 1704: Hatsuse plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Ise-no-Yaegaki in the kaomise drama "Konrei Iro Komachi"; his stage partners are Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I, Nakamura Denkur˘ I, Matsumoto Koshir˘, Nakajima Kanzaemon I, Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I and Kishida Kogenji.

11th lunar month of 1706: Hatsuse plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Princess Mangetsu in the kaomise drama "Mano no Ch˘ja Kogane no Torii".

3rd lunar month of 1707: Hatsuse's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1707: Hatsuse plays at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Hachinoki ďkagami"; his stage partners are Takeshima K˘zaemon I, Otowa Jirosabur˘ I, Ichikawa Danshir˘ I and Kanazawa Goheiji.

11th lunar month of 1708: Hatsuse plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Okuni in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki".

3rd lunar month of 1709: Hatsuse's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same rank with Arashi Kiyosabur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1709: he becomes tachiyaku and takes the name of Hayakawa Gonzabur˘ at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Yorimasa in the kaomise drama "Gempuku Nue Yorimasa".

3rd lunar month of 1710: Gonzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is (superior).

11th lunar month of 1710: he becomes wakaonnagata and takes back the name of Hayakawa Hatsuse, performing at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Shinsen Kazanin".

3rd lunar month of 1711: Hatsuse's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same rank with Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I, Asao Jűjir˘ and Nakamura Gentar˘.

Fall 1713: Hatsuse goes to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1713: Hatsuse plays the role of Okiku in the kaomise drama "ďminato Kogane no Izumi", which is produced in ďsaka by Yamamoto Hikogor˘.

1st lunar month of 1714: Hatsuse's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same rank with Ogino Yaegiri I and Sodesaki Karyű.

Fall 1716: Hatsuse goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1716: Hatsuse plays in Ky˘to the role of Oiso in the kaomise drama "Tatsu no Miyako Ikuyo no Yonedawara", which is produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I.

1st lunar month of 1717: Hatsuse's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is two black strokes below j˘-j˘-kichi.

Fall 1719: Hatsuse goes back to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1719: Hatsuse performs at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Banmin Taiheiki".

20th day of the 11th lunar month of 1719: his master Hayakawa Dengor˘ dies.

11th lunar month of 1721: Hatsuse performs at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Torisaka no J˘ Tsuru no Sugomori".

1st lunar month of 1722: Hatsuse's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent). He shares the same rank with Fujimura Handayű II.

11th lunar month of 1723: Hatsuse plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Nikaid˘ Nyűd˘'s daughter Katase in the kaomise drama "Sono Enp˘ Onna Migy˘sho", which celebrates the arrival at the Nakamuraza of the Kamigata actors Yamashita Kinsaku I and Sanogawa Senz˘.

1st lunar month of 1724: Hatsuse's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is back to j˘-j˘-kichi. He is the kanjiku for wakaonnagata actors (he will keep this prestigious distinction up to the 1st lunar month of 1730).

11th lunar month of 1725: Hatsuse performs at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Semimaru Onna Moy˘".

11th lunar month of 1726: Hatsuse performs at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Hinazuru Tokiwa Genji", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actor Arashi Sangor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1727: Hatsuse plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Tatsuno in the kaomise drama "Goshozome K˘y˘ Gunki", which celebrates the return in Edo of the actor Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1728: Hatsuse plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Nagasaki Kageyu's wife Shimoyo in the kaomise drama "Kikusui Yoshino no Dairi"; the role of Nagasaki Kageyu is played by Nakajima Mihoemon I.

11th lunar month of 1729: Hatsuse appears on stage for the last time, in Edo at the Ichimuraza, where he plays the role of Gion Okaji, in reality Yamanba, the supernatural mountain hag of the Japanese legends, in the kaomise drama "Ch˘seiden Shiraga Kintoki".

15th day of the 5th lunar month of 1730: Hatsuse dies in Edo.

Comments:

Hayakawa Hatsuse was born and trained in Kamigata during the 1690s but he achieved fame for himself in Edo from the beginning of the 1700s to the end of the 1720s, where he was awarded the prestigious j˘-j˘-kichi ranking, alike Arashi Kiyosabur˘ I, Asao Jűjir˘, Fujimura Handayű II, Nakamura Gentar˘, Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II or Tamazawa Rin'ya. He was outstanding in onna bud˘ and nuregoto. He was also excellent in old women roles in his latter years.

Hayakawa Hatsuse in a print made by Okumura Toshinobu

Print made by Okumura Toshinobu

Print made by Torii Kiyonobu I in 1702

 
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