YASHIO IKUEMON

Stage names:

Yashio Ikuemon In Japanese

Existence: ???

Career:

11th lunar month of 1709: first recorded stage appearance; he performed as a katakiyaku in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Takekaburi Mangokumochi", which was produced by Takeshima K˘jűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1713: Ikuemon played in Ky˘to the role of Manz˘ in the kaomise drama "Eitai Kogane no Ichigura", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater.

11th lunar month of 1714: Ikuemon played the role of Godaiin Saemon Muneshige in the kaomise drama "Azuma-zukuri ďdaidokoro", which was produced at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1715: Ikuemon performed in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Chiyogasane Kiku no Shimpai", which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I for the nadai Hayagumo Ch˘dayű.

Fall 1720: Ikuemon went for the first time to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1720: Ikuemon became jitsuaku and performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Hana Yakata Chibikizuru", which was produced by Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1721: Ikuemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). He shared the same rank with Sagawa Bunz˘ I.

Fall 1721: Ikuemon went back to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1721: Ikuemon became katakiyaku and performed in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Yamato Uta Denju no Tomikura".

1st lunar month of 1722: Ikuemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shared this rank with Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I and Miyazaki Giheita.

11th lunar month of 1722: Ikuemon became jitsuaku and performed in Ky˘to at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater the role of Sakurai Wadaemon in the kaomise drama "Aioi ďshimadai", which was produced by Ogino Yaegiri I and welcomed in Ky˘to the actor Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1723: Ikuemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

11th lunar month of 1723: Ikuemon became katakiyaku and played in Ky˘to the role of Kashiwade Ryűzaemon in the kaomise drama "Tatsu Goyomi Daish˘ Wag˘ no Tsurugi".

1st lunar month of 1724: Ikuemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1724: Ikuemon became jitsuaku and played in Ky˘to the role of Daid˘ji Tadaemon in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri Miyako no Shimadai", which was produced by the zamoto Ogino Umenosuke for the nadai Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ.

1st lunar month of 1725: Ikuemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1725: Ikuemon played in Ky˘to the role of Ikoma Daigaku in the kaomise drama "ďkamado Hatsumen Bako", which was produced by Sanogawa Mangiku for the nadai Hayagumo Ch˘dayű.

11th lunar month of 1726: Ikuemon became tachiyaku and performed at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater (Ky˘to) in the kaomise drama "Karanishiki Imose no Shitone".

1st lunar month of 1727: Ikuemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). He shared the same rank with Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I and Somenoi Hanshir˘.

11th lunar month of 1727: Ikuemon was supposed to perform as a jitsuaku at Miyako Mandayű's theater (Ky˘to) in the kaomise drama "Masu Kagami Eitai Gura"; he fell ill and had to be replaced.

11th lunar month of 1728: Ikuemon performed as a jitsuaku in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Mandai Toshigoyomi".

1st lunar month of 1729: Ikuemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was back to j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shared the same rank with Mihogi Gizaemon I and Ichikawa S˘zabur˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1731: Ikuemon played in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater the role of the r˘nin Todoroki Jűnai in the new year ni-no-kawari "Keisei Mikasayama".

11th lunar month of 1731: Ikuemon played the role of Akamatsu Danj˘ Saemon in the kaomise drama "Hirakana Imagawaj˘", which was produced in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater; his stage partners were Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Sanogawa Mangiku, Somenoi Hanshir˘, Arashi San'emon III, Anegawa Chiyosabur˘ I and Tomizawa Montar˘ I.

1732: tour in Nagoya, where he performed as a tachiyaku.

11th lunar month of 1733: Ikuemon performed as a jitsuaku in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Ch˘seiden Kogane no Shikigawara", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

1734: tour in Nagoya, where he performed as a jitsuaku.

11th lunar month of 1735: Ikuemon played the role of Sagara Daigaku in the kaomise drama "Bankoku ďshimadai", which was produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1739: Ikuemon played at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater the role of Dotera no Gon in the kaomise drama "Senzai Yakata Kogane no Shikigawara", which was produced by Arashi Koroku I.

2nd lunar month of 1740: Ikuemon appeared on stage for the last time in Ky˘to ˘shibai, in the same theater, playing the role of Jűsuke in the new year drama "Keisei Sakura Mond˘".

1740: Ikuemon went on tour in Ise and Nagoya. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Yashio Ikuemon was a talented jitsuaku/katakiyaku actor, who achieved fame for himself in Ky˘to during the 1720s and the 1730s. He was a pioneer for the development of villain roles in sewamono dramas, like evil tedai or evil merchants.

Yashio Ikuemon playing the role of the r˘nin Jinz˘ in the drama "Ch˘seiden Kogane no Shikigawara", which was produced in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1733 at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I

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