Existence: 1649 ~ 9th lunar month of 1728
1691: his name appears for the first time in Ky˘to theater playbills.
1st lunar month of 1702: Jinpachi plays in Ky˘to at Ebisuya Sh˘dayű's theater in the drama "ďt˘ no Miya Kumano Ochi", which is produced by Yamatoya T˘kichi. His others stage partners are Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I, Fujikawa Buzaemon I and Kanazawa Goheiji.
11th lunar month of 1710: Buzaemon plays in Ky˘to at Ebisuya Sh˘dayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Inari Ch˘ja Yotsugimaru", which is produced by Yamashita Karumo. His stage partners are Yamashita Ky˘emon I, Yoshizawa Ayame I, Fujikawa Buzaemon I and Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1711: Jinpachi plays in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Kikenj˘", which is produced at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I and celebrates the shűmei of Takioka Saburoshir˘ and Murayama Heijűr˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1717: Jinpachi plays the role of Ono no Yoshizane in Sakakiyama Kansuke I's kaomise drama "ďmu Gaeshi Momotose Gitsune", which is produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater; his stage partners are Shibazaki Rinzaemon I, Kirinami Takie, Yamada Jinpachi, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I, Sawamura Otoemon I, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I, Katayama Kozaemon, Matsushima Moheiji, Band˘ Matajűr˘ I and Onoe Samon.
1722: Jinpachi falls ill; he retires from the Kabuki world.
9th lunar month of 1728: Jinpachi dies in Ky˘to.
Yamada Jinpachi was one of the most important d˘kegata in Kabuki history, excelling in fool (ah˘) roles like Kaneko Kichizaemon. He was considered as the very first ah˘ actor in Kabuki. This actor, who had no master and did not train any disciple, was able to make the audience laugh in sad passages of a drama, without spoiling the tragedy and without any form of vulgarity. Unlike Kaneko Kichizaemon, he did not travel and spent all his career in Ky˘to. Both actors died the same month the same year.
The actors Yamada Jinpachi and Yamamoto Koshikibu playing the roles of Sangobei and Kumagai Tsunajir˘ in the new year drama "Keisei ďhara Sanemori", which was staged in Ky˘to at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater in january 1721
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