AKITA HIKOSHIRď I

Stage names:

Akita Hikoshir˘ I In Japanese

Other name:

Akita Hikoshű In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Akita Hikosabur˘

Sons (??): Iwai Sagenta I, Kikukawa Kiyotar˘ I

Disciples: Akita Hikoroku, Akita Hikohachi, Akita Hikokur˘

Career:

1693 ~ 1697: this disciple of Akita Hikosabur˘, who has received the name of Akita Hikoshir˘ I, performed as a d˘kegata in ďsaka at Iwai Hanshir˘ I's theater.

Fall 1697: Hikoshir˘ settled in Edo.

3rd lunar month of 1698: Hikoshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of the servant Kyűroku in the drama "Kant˘ Koroku".

3rd lunar month of 1699: Hikoshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was (superior).

11th lunar month of 1700: Hikoshir˘ played at the Yamamuraza the role of Ch˘shichi in the kaomise drama "Yorimasa Mannen Goyomi".

1st lunar month of 1701: Hikoshir˘ played in the same theater the role of Kashiwaya Jinroku in the new year drama "Keisei Mitsu Urokogata".

3rd lunar month of 1701: Hikoshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shared the same rank with Saigoku Hy˘gor˘ I.

1704: Hikoshir˘ went back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1709: Hikoshir˘ played in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater the role of Tokuhachi in the kaomise drama "Takekaburi Mangokumochi", which was produced by Takeshima K˘jűr˘.

3rd lunar month of 1710: Hikoshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). He shared the same rank with Yamada Jinpachi.

Fall 1710: Hikoshir˘ went back to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1710: Hikoshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Murakami Hikoshir˘ in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki", which celebrated the shűmei of Takii Hanshir˘.

3rd lunar month of 1711: Hikoshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was back to j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1711: Hikoshir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of the monk Gikanb˘ in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1712: last-recorded performance of Hikoshir˘, at the Ichimuraza where he played the role of Oni˘ Shinzaemon in the new year drama "Soga Kantan no Makura". No record afterwards.

Comments:

Akita Hikoshir˘ I was born and trained in Kamigata. He made a fame for himself in Edo as a d˘kegata from the end of the 1690s to the beginning of the 1710s. He went back to ďsaka and Ky˘to from 1704 to 1710 but he was less popular than in Edo, as his ranking fell from j˘-j˘-kichi to j˘-j˘.

Akita Hikoshir˘ I playing the role of the monk Gikanb˘ in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1711 in Edo at the Ichimuraza

 
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