|ďTANI HIROHACHI I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Kiban
Master: ďtani Hiroji I
Son: ďtani Imasabur˘
Disciples: ďtani Tomoemon I, ďtani Hikojűr˘
1727: he becomes disciple of the actor ďtani Hiroji I in ďsaka and follows him to Edo.
5th lunar month of 1732: tour in Nagoya; Hirohachi plays katakiyaku roles.
12th lunar month of 1740: Hirohachi plays the roles of Kikuchi Jűr˘ and Katsura Ippeiji in the drama "Miura Danj˘ Sugata no Yoroi", which is produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I in ďsaka at the ďnishi no Shibai.
5th lunar month of 1747: his master ďtani Hiroji I dies.
11th lunar month of 1748: Hirohachi plays the role of Matsuura Gor˘ in the kaomise drama "Mitsu Uroko Asahi no Ume", which is produced in Ky˘to at the nadai Miyako Handayű's theater by the zamoto Somematsu Shichisabur˘ I. His stage partners are Fujioka Daikichi, Ichikawa Danz˘ III, Iwata Somematsu I, Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I and Mihogi Shichitar˘.
11th lunar month of 1749: Hirohachi plays at Miyako Handayű's theater the role of Kawachi Kambei in the kaomise drama "Imosegura Kogane no Ishizue". His stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ III, Yamatoya Jinbŕ IV, Fujikawa Heikur˘, Asao Motogor˘ I, Anegawa Daikichi I and Arashi San'emon IV.
1st lunar month of 1751: first Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "Tamamo-no-Mae Asahi no Tamoto", which is produced in Ky˘to by Miyako Handayű at his theater; Hirohachi plays the role of Agata Kenmotsu Genba [casting].
11th lunar month of 1751: Hirohachi plays the role of Gunta in the kaomise drama "En no Gy˘ja ďmine Zakura", which is produced in Ky˘to at the nadai Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater by the zamoto Nakayama Bunshichi I.
11th lunar month of 1752: Hirohachi moves to ďsaka and plays the role of Maeda Sadaemon in the kaomise drama "Ky˘ Miyage Matsuri Zoroe", which is produced at the ďnishi no Shibai by the zamoto Sanj˘ Sadasuke. His stage partners are Wakayama Shinkur˘, Wakayama Bunshichi, Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I, Iwata Somematsu I, Matsushima Kiyosaki, Ichimura Sanohachi, Kirishima Gizaemon, Kiriyama Monji I, Matsushima Moheiji, Takenaka Heikichi, Murayama Heijűr˘ IV and Nakamura Shirogor˘ III.
11th lunar month of 1754: Hirohachi plays in the same theater in the kaomise drama "Uda Genji Asahi no Menbako", which is produced by Wakayama Bunshichi. His stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ III, Wakayama Shinkur˘, Nakamura Utaemon I, Wakayama Bunshichi, Arashi Sangor˘ II, Yoshizawa Sakinosuke II, Anegawa Daikichi I and Someyama S˘jűr˘.
1st lunar month of 1762: Hirohachi's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-jű (superior - superior - "ten"), below his Kamigata rank. "jű" is in fact the first 2 strokes of the ideogram "kichi" and means "ten". Hirohachi plays in the same theater the role of Yawata no Sabur˘ in the new year drama "Koi Zakura Umewaka Soga".
1st lunar month of 1764: Hirohachi's ranking is back to the "superior - superior - excellent" level in the Ky˘to hy˘banki.
11th lunar month of 1764 ~ 1770: Hirohachi's name does not appear anymore in licensed theaters banzuke.
Spring 1771: Hirohachi plays in ďsaka at the Horie Ichinogawa Shibai. This performance is likely to be his final stage appearance.
ďtani Hirohachi I (left, standing) and Matsuyama Sanjűr˘ (right) playing the roles of Ecchű Jirobei and Kis˘ Yoshinaka in the kaomise drama "Taihei Kiso Monogatari", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1753 at the ďnishi no Shibai
The ďtani Hirohachi line of actors
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