TATSUOKA HISAGIKU

Stage names:

Tatsuoka Hisagiku In Japanese
Tatsuoka Hisagiku In Japanese
Tatsuoka Hisagiku In Japanese

Pen names:

Tenmaya Kyűshichi In Japanese
Amano Kyűshichi In Japanese

Poetry names: Migaku, Shik˘

Existence: ???

Connection:

Adoptive father: Tatsuoka Someemon

Son: Tatsuoka Mansaku

Disciple: Tatsuoka Tamagiku

Career:

11th lunar month of 1718: adopted son of Tatsuoka Someemon, he starts his career in Ky˘to, performing under the name of Tatsuoka Hisagiku as an iroko at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Meoto Matsu Jufuku no Kodane".

11th lunar month of 1719: Hisagiku plays the role of Isomatsu in the kaomise drama "Chiyo no Ume Naniwa Kagami", which is produced in Ky˘to by Sakakiyama Shirojűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1721: Hisagiku plays the role of Kishino at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Fuji Asama Taiheiraku", which is coproduced by Wakaura Kinjűr˘ and Matsumoto Shigemaki. He changes the first ideogram of his family name:

Old family name New family name

1732: tour in Nagoya where he performs as a wakaonnagata.

11th lunar month of 1734: Hisagiku takes back his previous family name and plays the role of the keisei Kaneyama in the kaomise drama "Oyayuzuri Kogane no Katokugura", which is produced at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1735: Hisagiku's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1735: Hisagiku plays the role of Tsuneemon's sister Ogin in the kaomise drama "Shin-yakata Banzei no Ishizue", which is produced in Ky˘to by Arashi Koroku I; the role of Ishid˘ Tsuneemon is played by his adoptive father Tatsuoka Someemon.

1st lunar month of 1736: Hisagiku's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1736: Hisagiku plays in Ky˘to the role of Hikorok's ny˘b˘ Okatsu in the kaomise drama "Tomi no Ichi Kogane no Aratama", which is produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I; his stage partners are Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ II, Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I, Sanogawa Mangiku, Arashi Shichigor˘ I and his adoptive father Tatsuoka Someemon.

1st lunar month of 1737: Hisagiku's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

11th lunar month of 1737: Hisagiku plays at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Tsuneyo's ny˘b˘ Hayasaki in the kaomise drama "Kuni no Tomi Sakae no Hachinoki", which celebrates the arrival in Ky˘to of the Edo star ďtani Hiroji I and the return from Edo of the local actor Kameya Jűjir˘ I.

Fall 1738: Hisagiku goes to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1738: Hisagiku plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Inaba no Omatsu in the kaomise drama "Ume Yakata Inaba no Matsu", which celebrates the shűmei of Sawamura Yodogor˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1739: Hisagiku's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same rank with Tomizawa Montar˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1739: Hisagiku plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Akaboshi's sister Kurenai [picture] in the kaomise drama "Miyakozome Kaoru Hachinoki", which celebrates the shűmei of Nakamura Sukegor˘ I, Ichikawa Danzabur˘ II and Someyama Kijűr˘ II and welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actor Segawa Kikujir˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1740: Hisagiku plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Hikoshichi's sister Matsuo in the kaomise drama "Miya Bashira Taiheiki", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Danz˘ III and Tomizawa Tatsujűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1741: Hisagiku plays at the Kawarazakiza the role of Arima no Fuji in the kaomise drama "Konrei Sakae no Hachinoki".

Fall 1743: Hisagiku goes back to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1743: Hisagiku plays in Ky˘to the role of the keisei Komurasaki in the kaomise drama "Wakamidori Hatsumenbako", which is produced by Arashi Matsunoj˘ at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater.

1st lunar month of 1744: Hisagiku's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1744: Hisagiku plays in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Oiso in the kaomise drama "Hakataori Imose no Karanishiki"; his stage partners are Fujioka Daikichi, Tamiya Shirogor˘, Sawamura Ch˘shir˘, Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I, Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I, Nakamura Danz˘, Sanogawa Hanazuma II, Mihogi Gizaemon I, Sakakiyama Danshir˘ I, Takenaka Hy˘kichi, Ikushima Kashiwagi I, Nakamura Matsubŕ I, Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I and Fujioka Gengor˘.

1st lunar month of 1745: Hisagiku's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is three black strokes above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual]. He shares the same rank with Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1745: no record in any ˘shibai kaomise [1].

11th lunar month of 1746: Hisagiku performs in Ky˘to at Miyako Handayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Taihei Asahi no Shirahata", which is produced by Asao Motogor˘ I; his stage partners are Fujioka Daikichi, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ II, Shinozuka Kazaemon, Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I and Mihogi Shichitar˘.

1st lunar month of 1747: Hisagiku's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same rank with Asao Motogor˘ I and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I. He is the kanjiku for wakaonnagata actors.

3rd lunar month of 1747: Hisagiku plays in the same theater the role of Kinsh˘jo in Chikamatsu Monaemon's drama "Kokusen'ya Gassen"; the roles of Wat˘nai and Kanki are played by Fujikawa Heikur˘ and Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1747 ~ 11th lunar month of 1749: no record in any ˘shibai kaomise [1].

11th lunar month of 1750: Hisagiku plays at Miyako Handayű's theater the role of Ky˘shichi's ny˘b˘ Otatsu (in reality a keisei) in Matsuya Raisuke I's kaomise drama "Kaikei Wag˘ Hanayakata".

1st lunar month of 1751: Hisagiku's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). 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; Hisagiku plays the role of Miuranosuke's wife Fuseya [casting].

11th lunar month of 1752: Hisagiku performs at the Minamigawa no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Hatsubaika Asahi no Minato", which is produced by Yamashita Matatar˘ I.

2nd lunar month of 1753: Hisagiku performs in the same theater the role of Saigokuya's ny˘b˘ Oen in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Naruo no Umi".

11th lunar month of 1753: Hisagiku performs at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Futaba no Nishiki Midori no Onikage", which is produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I; his stage partners are the actors Somematsu Shichisabur˘ I, Sakata T˘jűr˘ III, Fujioka Daikichi, Imamura Shichisabur˘ II, Arashi Tominosuke I, Onoe Montar˘ and Band˘ Sukesabur˘ I; Kunitar˘ plays the role of the courtesan Shiragiku.

1st lunar month of 1754: Hisagiku's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same rank with Asao Motogor˘ I and Arashi Tominosuke I. He is the kanjiku for wakaonnagata actors.

2nd lunar month of 1755: first Kabuki adaptation of the 5 acts puppet theater drama "Ono no T˘fű Aoyagi Suzuri", which is produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I and staged at the Minamigawa no Shibai as a kaomise drama; Hisagiku plays the role of Michikaze Godai [casting].

11th lunar month of 1755 ~ 11th lunar month of 1756: no record in any ˘shibai kaomise [1].

11th lunar month of 1757: Hisagiku performs in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai in the kaomise drama "ďyashiro Musubu no Sanban Tsuzuki", which is produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I and Somematsu Matsujir˘.

1st lunar month of 1758: Hisagiku's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same rank with Arashi Koroku I and Yoshizawa Sakinosuke II.

12th lunar month of 1759: he works as a sakusha on the kaomise drama "Bandai Fueki H˘rai Yakata", in which he performas as an actor and which is produced at the Kitagawa no Shibai by Arashi Hinasuke I; his first pen name is Amano Kyűshichi.

1st lunar month of 1760: Hisagiku's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is k˘-j˘-j˘-kichi (meritorious - superior - superior - excellent). He is s˘kanjiku (global kanjiku).

11th lunar month of 1761: Kyűshichi works in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater as a sakusha on the kaomise drama "Mineiri Futaba Genji", which is produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I.

1763: he takes the pen name of Tenmaya Kyűshichi [2].

11th lunar month of 1763: Kyűshichi works in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Sh˘chikubai ďshimadai".

11th lunar month of 1765: Kyűshichi works on the kaomise drama "Kachidoki Asahi no ďgi", which is produced by Ichiyama Sukegor˘ II and Yamashita Ky˘nosuke at the Minamigawa no Shibai and welcomes in Ky˘to the Edo actor Ichikawa Danz˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1766: Kyűshichi works in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Umayadogimi Shitenn˘ji Kuy˘", which celebrates the shűmei of the actors Sakakiyama Sagisuke, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ III and Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1767: Kyűshichi works in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Maizuru ďgi".

11th lunar month of 1769: Kyűshichi works in Ky˘to on the kaomise drama "Tatsu no Itten Renri no Kachidoki".

Comments:

Tatsuoka Hisagiku was a popular and talented Kamigata wakaonnagata actor, who was active from the end of the 1710s to the end of the 1760s. He performed mainly in Ky˘to and achieved a successful 3-season stay in Edo where he reached the prestigious j˘-j˘-kichi rank. In his latter years, from 1760 to 1769, he worked as a sakusha.

[1] Is he on sick leave or on tour?

[2] Tenma is the name of the ďsaka district, where he adoptive father Tatsuoka Someemon used to live.

Tatsuoka Hisagiku (center) playing the role of Akaboshi's sister Kurenai in the kaomise drama "Miyakozome Kaoru Hachinoki", which was staged 11th lunar month of 1739 at the Nakamuraza
The villains, who are torturing her, are Nakajima Kanzaemon II (left) and ďtani Ryűzaemon I (right) in the roles of Wakasa no Zenji Yasumura and Akaboshi

 
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