IKUSHIMA J█SHIRď

Stage names:

Ikushima Jűshir˘ In Japanese
Ikushima Jűshir˘ In Japanese
Ikushima Jűshir˘ In Japanese
Takeshima Hanaemon In Japanese
Ikushima Jűshir˘ In Japanese
Hashimoto Jűgor˘ In Japanese
Hashimoto Kinsaku II In Japanese
Hashimoto Denz˘ I In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Hashimoto Kinsaku I

Disciples: Ikushima Kinz˘ [1], Ikushima Ginz˘, Hashimoto Denz˘ II [2]

Career:

Before 1698: disciple of Hashimoto Kinsaku I, his first stage name was Hashimoto Denz˘ I. He performed in Ky˘to as a wakashugata.

1698: Denz˘ played in Ky˘to the role of the hyakush˘ Yat˘ta in the drama "Semimaru Nido no Shusse".

Fall 1698: Denz˘ settled in Edo.

1699: he took the name of Hashimoto Kinsaku II at the Nakamuraza.

3rd lunar month of 1699: Kinsaku's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was naka (middle class).

11th lunar month of 1699: Kinsaku performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Taira no Kiyomori Bijin Zoroi".

1st lunar month of 1701: Kinsaku played at the Nakamuraza the role of Mitsu˘gi Kanamenosuke in the new year drama "Keisei ďsh˘kun".

3rd lunar month of 1701: Kinsaku's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was (superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1702: Kinsaku played at the Moritaza the role of Shinoda Shichir˘ in the kaomise drama "Tenchijin Tsutsumamori".

3rd lunar month of 1703: Kinsaku's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

4th lunar month of 1703: Kinsaku played in the same theater the role of Ariwara no Narihira in Mimasu Hy˘go's drama "Naritasan Bunshin Fud˘".

7th lunar month of 1703: Kinsaku played in the same theater the role of Nuinosuke in Mimasu Hy˘go's drama "Oguri Jűnidan".

11th lunar month of 1703: Kinsaku played at the Ichimuraza the role of Tadasugawa Tashiro in Mimasu Hy˘go's kaomise drama "Genji Rokujűj˘".

11th lunar month of 1704: he became tachiyaku, took the name of Hashimoto Jűgor˘ and performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Onna Araoka Nishiki no Tazuna"; his stage partners were Murayama Heiemon III, Katsuyama Matagor˘, Ikushima Daikichi I, Tsugawa Handayű, Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, Tamon Sh˘zaemon II and Onoe Genji.

4th lunar month of 1705: Jűgor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was naka-no-j˘ (superior in the middle class).

Fall 1709: he went back to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1709: he took the name of Ikushima Jűshir˘ and performed as a tachiyaku in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Takekaburi Mangokumochi", which was produced by Takeshima K˘jűr˘.

3rd lunar month of 1710: Jűshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was naka-no-j˘-j˘ (superior - superior in the middle class).

11th lunar month of 1710: Jűshir˘ played at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater the role of H˘j˘ T˘tar˘ in the kaomise drama "Tagasode Ume Sakura Matsu".

3rd lunar month of 1711: Jűshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was (superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1711: Jűshir˘ performed in Ky˘to at Fujita Magojűr˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Hinode Ch˘ja", which was produced by Nakamura Shir˘ji.

3rd lunar month of 1712: Jűshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was (superior) [visual].

Fall 1712: Jűshir˘ went to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1712: Jűshir˘ performed in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Inari Daimy˘ Shintaku no Kamado", which was produced by Mitsuyama Shichisabur˘; his stage partners were Otowa Jirosabur˘ I, Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I, Yamashita Kamenoj˘ I, Mihara Jűdayű I, Sanogawa Hanazuma I, ďshima Kajűr˘, Kaneko Jűrozaemon, Takashima Onoe and Sawamura Kodayű.

3rd lunar month of 1713: Jűshir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was (superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1714: Jűshir˘ played in ďsaka the role of the Yuzuruki Daihachi in the kaomise drama "Yonedawara Mangoku no Minato", which was produced by Shinozuka S˘hachi.

1st lunar month of 1715: Jűshir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1718: he took the name of Takeshima Hanaemon and performed in ďsaka at the Kita no Shinchi Shibai in the kaomise drama "In'y˘ Inui no Machi-zukuri".

1st lunar month of 1721: he went back to Ky˘to, took back the name of Ikushima Jűshir˘ and performed in the new year drama "Bankoku Kin no Fukujus˘", which was produced by Ogino Yaegiri I.

3rd lunar month of 1721: Jűshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

1722 ~ 1731: no record at all [3].

11th lunar month of 1732: Jűshir˘ played in ďsaka at the Kita no Shinchi Shibai [4] the roles of the priest Narukami and his brother ďinosuke the kaomise drama "Hana Yakata Imose no Matsukane", which was produced by Yamamoto Ky˘z˘. He used different ideograms for his stage name:

Classic writing New writing
四郎 四郎

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1st lunar month of 1733: Jűshir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1735: Jűshir˘ took back his classic name and went on tour in Nagoya; he performed in the precincts of the Seijuin Temple. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Ikushima Jűshir˘ was a tachiyaku actor, who was born in Ky˘to but started his career in Edo, where he was active between 1698 and 1709. He went back to Kamigata after 11 seasons in Edo. He was good in aragoto or jitsugoto but his forte was bud˘goto.

[1] Was Ikushima Jűshir˘ the master of Ikushima Kinz˘? Ikushima Kinz˘ was born in 1759. If we assume that Ikushima Jűshir˘ was 10 years old when he went to Edo in 1698 and that Ikushima Kinz˘ was 10 years old when he started to be the disciple of Ikushima Jűshir˘, it would mean that the master was more than 80 years old at the start of the apprenticeship. Not impossible indeed but we do not exclude the hypothesis that there was another actor who held the name of Ikushima Jűshir˘ and was the master of Ikushima Kinz˘.

[2] Hashimoto Denz˘ II was recorded as performing at the Nakamuraza in the 11th lunar month of 1702. His rank in the 1703 Edo hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was naka (middle class). No record afterwards.

[3] Was he sick ? Was he in tabi shibai? Was he in miyaji shibai? We don't know.

[4] Also called Sakurabashi ďshibai (Grand Kabuki at the Sakura Bridge).

Ikushima Jűshir˘ (left) and Yamamoto Hikogor˘ (right) playing the roles of the Yuzuruki brothers Daihachi and Kazuemon in the kaomise drama "Yonedawara Mangoku no Minato", which was staged in ďsaka in the 11th lunar month of 1714

 
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