|ďTANI HIROEMON I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Banfű
Existence: 1666 ~ 19th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1721 
Son: ďtani Hiroji I
Disciple: ďtani Hiroemon II
1666 ~ 1693: no data available on the first years of the career of this actor, who started to perform under the name of ďtani Hirokichi, then took the name of ďtani Hiroemon I at an unknown date.
11th lunar month of 1696: Hiroemon played at the Nakamuraza in the drama "Neko no Koneko", commonly called "Onna Narukami"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I, Ogino Sawanoj˘, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I, Nakamura Denkur˘ I, Sodeoka Masanosuke II, Murayama Jűheiji and Nakajima Kanzaemon I.
11th lunar month of 1698: Hiroemon played at the Nakamuraza the role of the monk warrior Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan in the drama "Yoshino Shizuka Goban Tadanobu"; his stage partners in the roles of Tadanobu, Tamewaka and Kotadawaka were Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I, Nakamura Sen'ya I and Ichikawa Kuz˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1699: Hiroemon moved to the Moritaza and played the role of Nikki Nyűd˘ in the drama "T˘sei Okuni Kabuki"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I, Miyazaki Denkichi and the Kamigata star Ogino Sawanoj˘.
1st lunar month of 1721: Hiroemon appeared on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of Matano Gor˘ in the new year drama "Kichij˘ ďtaka Soga". He suddenly fell ill and died the 19th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1721 . His tombstone was located in the precinct of the Seidenji Temple .
 The 19th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 6th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 16th of March 1721 in the western calendar.
ďtani Hiroemon I playing the role of Kiyohara no Takehira in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)
The ďtani Hiroemon line of actors
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