NISHIZAWA IPPď

Pen names:

Nishizawa Ipp˘ In Japanese
Ky˘gen Kigod˘ In Japanese

Others names:

Nishizawa Ipp˘ken In Japanese
Sh˘hon'ya Kyűzaemon In Japanese
Sh˘hon'ya Risuke In Japanese

Guild: Sh˘hon'ya

Poetry name: S˘s˘

Existence: 1802 ~ 2nd day of the 12th lunar month of 1852 [1]

Connection:

Great-grandfather: Nishizawa Ippű

Career:

1802: born in ďsaka. He was the grandson of the j˘jűri sakusha Nishizawa Ippű. He was the son of Sh˘hon'ya Riemon and his name was Sh˘hon'ya Risuke.

3rd lunar month of 1831: he took the name of Nishizawa Ipp˘ and worked, along with Nagawa Issen I, for Nakamura Utaemon III and Nakamura Matsue III at the Kado no Shibai on the drama "Hade Kurabe Ise Monogatari".

1st lunar month of 1832: Ipp˘ worked at the Naka no Shibai, along with Nagawa Issen I, on the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Hana no Yamazaki", which was produced by Nakamura Tamanosuke.

11th lunar month of 1832: Ipp˘ worked at the Minamigawa no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Keisei Shina Sadame", which starred Ichikawa Danz˘ V, Asao Gakujűr˘, Ogawa Kichitar˘ III, Nakamura Karoku I, Nakamura Matsue III, Band˘ Jutar˘ I, Asao Tamejűr˘ III and ďtani Tomoemon III.

1st lunar month of 1833: premiere of "Chichi Morai" at the Kado no Shibai, as the second part of the new year drama "Keisei Chigo-ga-Fuchi" [casting]. The first act was written by Kanazawa Ryűgoku I and the second by Ipp˘.

3rd lunar month of 1833: "Chichi Morai" was staged independently for the first time, in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai with the same casting. The new title was "Hana no Yuki Koi no Tekagami", which was also read "Hana Fubuki Koi no Tekagami" [casting].

1st lunar month of 1836: premiere at the Naka no Shibai of Ipp˘'s drama "Hana no Ani Tsubomi no Yatsufusa" [casting].

7th lunar month of 1836: Ipp˘ went to Edo and worked at the Ichimuraza and worked on the drama "Yo-ni-Ut˘ S˘ma no Furugosho".

2nd lunar month of 1837: Ipp˘ went back to ďsaka and worked at the Naka no Shibai on the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Tama no Tazuna".

1st lunar month of 1839: premiere at the Kado no Shibai of Ipp˘'s drama "Keisei Hama no Masago" [casting].

3rd lunar month of 1841: Ipp˘ went to Edo.

5th lunar month of 1841: Ipp˘ worked at the Ichimuraza for the star Nakamura Utaemon IV on a 7-role dance-drama based on the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was entitled "Hana Ayame Iroha Renga".

8th lunar month of 1841: Ipp˘ worked in the same theater on the drama "Hana-ni ch˘ Iro no Dekiaki" (similar to "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki").

6th day of the 10th lunar month of 1841 [2]: a fire broke out from the backstages of the Nakamuraza in the district of Sakai-ch˘. It spread and destroyed the Ichimuraza and the Nakamuraza. Ipp˘ moved to the Kawarazakiza.

11th lunar month of 1841: Ipp˘ worked at the Kawarazakiza on the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which celebrated the shűmei of Arashi Izabur˘ II and Arashi Kankur˘ III and starred Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V (Ume˘maru, Kakuju, Takebe Genz˘), Nakamura Utaemon IV (Matsu˘maru, Sukune Tar˘), Arashi Kichisabur˘ III (Terukuni, Fujiwara no Shihei), Sawamura Tossh˘ I (Sakuramaru), Band˘ Shűka I (Yae, Princess Kariya), Onoe Kikujir˘ II (Chiyo, Tatsuta-no-Mae), Iwai Shijaku I (Haru, Tonami), Seki Sanjűr˘ III (Shiratayű, Shund˘ Genba), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII (Kurikara Tar˘), Ichikawa Seijűr˘ (Prince Tokiyo), Ichikawa Shinnosuke III (Sugi˘maru) and Sawamura Shirogor˘ III (Yodarekuri, Washizuka Heima).

8th lunar month of 1842: Ipp˘ went back to ďsaka and worked at the Kado no Shibai on the drama "Beni Kaede Iroha Bunko".

9th lunar month of 1844: Ipp˘ worked at the Naka no Shibai on the drama "Date Sugata Hagi no Edozuma".

1st lunar month of 1847: Ipp˘ went to Edo and worked at the Ichimuraza on the new year sogamono "Fuji Nikki Kakizome Soga".

8th lunar month of 1848: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Ipp˘'s drama "Eiri Sh˘setsu Asagao Monogatari" [casting].

3rd lunar month of 1850: Ipp˘ worked at the Kawarazakiza, along with Kawatake Shinshichi II, on the drama "Arigataya Oedo no Kagekiyo" (commonly called "Biwa no Kagekiyo"). This was Ipp˘ last-recorded work. He went back to ďsaka afterwards.

2nd day of the 12th lunar month of 1852 [1]: Ipp˘ died in ďsaka [3].

Comments:

Nishizawa Ipp˘ was an ďsaka sakusha, who was active from the beginning of the 1830s to the end of the 1840s. He also wrote several important theater or travel related books.

[1] The 2nd day of the 12th lunar month of the 5th year of the Kaei era was the 11th of January 1853 in the western calendar.

[2] The 6th day of the 10th lunar month of the 12th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 18th of November 1841 in the western calendar.

[3] His tombstone was located in the cemetery of the Dairenji temple in the district of Shimoteramachi (ďsaka).

The name of Nishizawa Ipp˘ in a 1834 ďsaka hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

 
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