ICHINOKAWA HIKOSHIRď I

Stage name:

Ichinokawa Hikoshir˘ I In Japanese

Guild: Kameya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Kakei

Existence: 1679 ~ 23rd day of the 7th lunar month of 1727 [1]

Connection:

Son: Ichinokawa Hikoshir˘ II

Career:

1679 ~ 1720: Born in 1679. He was a traveling actor performing in tabi shibai up to 1720, when he settled in Ky˘to and performed in ˘shibai.

Spring 1721: Hikoshir˘ played in Ky˘to the role of Maebara Tsunaemon in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Mirume no Seki", which was produced by Ogino Yaegiri I.

Fall 1722: Hikoshir˘ moved to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1722: Hikoshir˘ played in ďsaka the role of Kanawa Gor˘ in the kaomise drama "Tenchi Tenn˘ Sokutai Guruma", which was produced by Arashi Kanshir˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1723: Hikoshir˘ became katakiyaku and performed at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Fukujukai Kogane no Minato", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

Spring 1724: Hikoshir˘ became jitsuaku in the same theater, where he played the role of Sakata Kintoki in the new year drama "K˘kiden Uwanari Guruma".

11th lunar month of 1725: Hikoshir˘ switched back to katakiyaku and he played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Funazu Tomiemon in the kaomise drama "H˘raisan Imose no Matsu", which celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Shirogor˘ II and Yamashita Kamenoj˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1726: Hikoshir˘ reverted to jitsuaku and played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Honma Toraemon in the kaomise drama "Gosha no Yonegura Fukki no Yama", which was produced by Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1727: Hikoshir˘'s rank, in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. No record afterwards.

23rd day of the 7th lunar month of 1727 [1]: Hikoshir˘ died.

Comments:

Ichinokawa Hikoshir˘ I was a Kamigata katakiyaku/jitsuaku actor, who spent most of his career in tabi shibai. He was active in ˘shibai between 1720 and 1727. He was said to look like Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, from an artistic perspective.

[1] The 23rd day of the 7th lunar month of the 12th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 8th of September 1727 in the western calendar.

The actors Matsushima Moheiji (left), Ichinokawa Hikoshir˘ I (center) and Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I (right) playing the roles of Kisaku, Sukedayű's son Dairoku and the r˘nin Nunobiki Jinroku in the kaomise drama "Fukujukai Kogane no Minato", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1723 at the ďnishi no Shibai

The Ichinokawa Hikoshir˘ line of actors

 
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