YAMATOYA JINB╩
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Yamatoya Jinbŕ I
Yamatoya Jinbŕ I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Wakashű Kabuki (Boy Kabuki) performances were forbidden by the Shogunal authorities in the 7th lunar month of 1652. Yamatoya Jinbŕ I, the founder of the line, left Ky˘to to settle in ďsaka. Yar˘ Kabuki (Adult Kabuki) performances were authorized by the Shogunal authorities in the 3rd lunar month of 1653. Jinbŕ was one of the three theater managers, along with Shioya Kuzaemon and Shioya Kuroemon, to receive the approval to produce Kabuki performances in ďsaka. He was most likely the adoptive father of Yamatoya Jinbŕ II.

Yamatoya Jinbŕ II
 

The actor Yamatoya Jinbŕ II held this name from 1677 to the 1st lunar month of 1704.

Yamatoya Jinbŕ II in an ilustration from the book "Hana no Edo Kabuki Nendaiki"

Yamatoya Jinbŕ III
 

The actor Yamatoya Jinbŕ III held this name from the 10th lunar month of 1704 to 1734.

Yamatoya Jinbŕ III playing the role of Biwanosuke in the kaomise drama "Daikoku Tenjin Fukuju Musume", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1716 in Ky˘to

Yamatoya Jinbŕ IV
Yamatoya Jinbŕ IV  In Japanese | Mizuki Tatsunosuke II  In Japanese | Mizuki Takenosuke  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Mizuki Tatsunosuke I and younger brother of Mizuki Somenosuke II, he received the name of Mizuki Takenosuke and made his debut on stage in the 11th lunar of 1724 in Ky˘to, performing as a wakaonnagata iroko actor in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri Miyako no Shimadai", which was produced by the zamoto Ogino Umenosuke for the nadai Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ. In the 11th lunar month of 1725, he performed as a wakashugata iroko actor in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "ďkamado Hatsumen Bako", which was produced by Sanogawa Mangiku for the nadai Hayagumo Ch˘dayű. He became wakashugata in the 11th lunar month of 1730 and performed in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Eiraku Shiki no Kogane", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I. He became wakaonnagata in the 11th lunar month of 1733, performing in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Ch˘seiden Kogane no Shikigawara", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I. He became zamoto in the 11th lunar month of 1736, producing in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the kaomise drama "Shin-yakata Imosegura". He took the name of Mizuki Tatsunosuke II in the 11th lunar month of 1737 in Ky˘to, producing and performing in the kaomise drama "Yamato Uta Kamiyo no Kagami". His stage partners were Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Segawa Kikujir˘ I, Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I, Arashi Sanshir˘ III and Somenoi Utamatsu. The Segawa brothers were back in Ky˘to after several seasons spent in Edo. He worked as a zamoto up to the 5th lunar month of 1739. He went to ďsaka in Fall 1745 and played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Yojűr˘'s ny˘b˘ Otaka in the kaomise drama "T˘nai Tar˘ Danjiri Ropp˘", which was produced by Arashi San'emon IV. He became tachiyaku and took the name of Yamatoya Jinbŕ IV in the 11th lunar month of 1747 at the Naka no Shibai, playing the role of Matsushima Shir˘ in the kaomise drama "Kogane-bana Michinoku Jikki", which was produced by Ichikawa Ryűz˘. He went back to Ky˘to in Fall 1748 and played in the 11th lunar month of 1748 at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of Imagawa Nakaaki in the kaomise drama "Jidai Makie Chűshingura", which was produced by Nakamura Matsubŕ I. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 11th lunar month of 1749, in Ky˘to at Miyako Handayű's theater, playing the role of Nanbu Hanz˘ in the kaomise drama "Imosegura Kogane no Ishizue". His rank in the 1750 Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent). No record afterwards. He was the master of Mizuki Tatsunosuke III.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Yamatoya Jinbŕ IV in kabuki21.com.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Shisui Yamatoya

Yamatoya Jinbŕ IV playing the role of Imagawa Nakaaki in the kaomise drama "Jidai Makie Chűshingura", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1748 in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater

 
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