Existence: ??? ~ 15th day of the 5th lunar month of 1730 
Master: Hayakawa Dengor˘
Disciple: Hayakawa Shinkatsu
1695: Hatsuse became wakaonnagata.
1st lunar month of 1700: Hatsuse played in Ky˘to the role of Haruhi-no-Mae in the drama "Keisei Zen no Tsuna", which was produced by Yamatoya Jinbŕ II. The line-up included 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 went to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1704: Hatsuse played at the Nakamuraza the role of Ise-no-Yaegaki in the kaomise drama "Konrei Iro Komachi"; his stage partners were Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I, Nakamura Denkur˘ I, Matsumoto Koshir˘, Nakajima Kanzaemon I, Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I and Kishida Kogenji.
11th lunar month of 1707: Hatsuse performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Hachinoki ďkagami"; his stage partners were Takeshima K˘zaemon I, Otowa Jirosabur˘ I, Ichikawa Danshir˘ I and Kanazawa Goheiji.
3rd lunar month of 1711: Hatsuse's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I, Asao Jűjir˘ I and Nakamura Gentar˘.
Fall 1713: Hatsuse went to ďsaka.
1st lunar month of 1714: Hatsuse's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Ogino Yaegiri I and Sodesaki Karyű.
Fall 1716: Hatsuse went to Ky˘to.
Fall 1719: Hatsuse went back to Edo.
1st lunar month of 1722: Hatsuse's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Fujimura Handayű II.
11th lunar month of 1723: Hatsuse played at the Nakamuraza the role of the nyűd˘ Nikaid˘'s daughter Katase in the kaomise drama "Sono Enp˘ Onna Migy˘sho", which celebrated the arrival at the Nakamuraza of the Kamigata actors Yamashita Kinsaku I and Sanogawa Senz˘.
11th lunar month of 1728: Hatsuse played at the Ichimuraza the role of Nagasaki Kageyu's wife Shimoyo in the kaomise drama "Kikusui Yoshino no Dairi"; the role of Nagasaki Kageyu was played by Nakajima Mihoemon I.
11th lunar month of 1729: Hatsuse appeared on stage for the last time, in Edo at the Ichimuraza, where he played 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 died in Edo.
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˘ I, 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.
 The 15th day of the 5th lunar month of the 15th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 29th of June 1730 in the western calendar.
 If you click on the visual link, the rank of Hayakawa Hatsuse was the one on the right side, not the left one which was much more usual.
 The 20th day of the 11th lunar month of the 4th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 30th of December 1719 in the western calendar.
Hayakawa Hatsuse in a print made by Okumura Toshinobu
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