SHINOZUKA JIROZAEMON I

Stage names:

Shinozuka Jirozaemon I In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Existence: 1657 ~ 23rd day of the 1st lunar month of 1718 [1]

Connection:

Brothers: Shinozuka Seiemon, Shinozuka Jűzaemon

Son: Shinozuka S˘hachi

Nephew: Shinozuka Kikumatsu (Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I)

Disciples: Shinozuka Kazaemon, Shinozuka Masanosuke, Shinozuka Isogor˘

Career:

1657: born in Nagoya. He starts his career in Ise, performing in local theaters under the name of Shinozuka Jirozaemon.

1691: he settles in ďsaka and becomes katakiyaku.

3rd lunar month of 1699: Jirozaemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is (superior).

1st lunar month of 1704: Jirozaemon plays the role of Hamamatsu Kenk˘ in the new year drama "Koi no Minamoto Yumi Hajime", which is produced in ďsaka by Iwai Hanshir˘ II.

2nd lunar month of 1704: Jirozaemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

1705: short stay in Edo.

Fall 1706: Jirozaemon goes back to ďsaka, in the company of his nephew Band˘ Kikumatsu I and his son Shinozuka Sh˘matsu I.

11th lunar month of 1706: Jirozaemon becomes zamoto and produces in ďsaka the kaomise drama "Kant˘ Koroku"; his stage partners are Otowa Jirosabur˘ I, Hyakunin'isshu Genzabur˘, Band˘ Kikumatsu I, Hanai Azuma and Onogawa Orie.

3rd lunar month of 1707: Jirozaemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

4th day of the 10th lunar month of 1707: a powerful earthquake destroys ďsaka, damaging the theater mamanged by Jirozaemon.

11th lunar month of 1707: Jirozaemon's theater is rebuilt and he produces the kaomise drama "Hyakuma Yamanba", which celebrates the shűmei of Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1708: his son Shinozuka Sh˘matsu I replaces him as zamoto to produce the new year drama "Keisei Warai Otoko"; Jirozaemon plays the role of Magokaba Fukuemon.

11th lunar month of 1709: Jirozaemon becomes tachiyaku and he plays the role of the senior retainer Senzaemon in the kaomise drama "Onna Gosho Bunko", which is produced in ďsaka by his son Shinozuka Sh˘matsu I.

3rd lunar month of 1710: Jirozaemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1711: Jirozaemon plays the role of the senior retainer Senzaemon in the kaomise drama "Maizuru Yomeiri Kagami", which is produced in ďsaka by his son Shinozuka Sh˘matsu I.

3rd lunar month of 1712: Jirozaemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

Fall or winter 1713: Jirozaemon goes to Ky˘to.

1st lunar month of 1714: Jirozaemon achieves a great success by playing the role of Higuki Rokur˘ Saemon in the kaomise drama "Toshitokujin Midoribune", which is produced in Ky˘to at Ebisuya Hatsudayű's theater by Mitsuyama Shichisabur˘; Jirozaemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1714: Jirozaemon plays the role of And˘ Nyűd˘ in the kaomise drama "Azuma-zukuri ďdaidokoro", which is produced at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1716: Jirozaemon plays in Ky˘to at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater the roles of the otokodate Dairoku and Dairoku's mother Masago in the kaomise drama "Daikoku Tenjin Fukuju Musume", which is produced by Yamatoya Jinbŕ III.

Fall 1717: Jirozaemon goes back to ďsaka after 4 seasons spent in Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1717: Jirozaemon, who is ill, appears on stage for the last time, playing in ďsaka the role of Karatsuma ďtaemon in the kaomise drama "Benten Ch˘ja Uga no Tama", which is produced at the Kado no Shibai by Ogino Kinnoj˘.

23rd day of the 1st lunar month of 1718 [1]: Jirozaemon dies in ďsaka.

Comments:

Shinozuka Jirozaemon I, the founder of the Shinozuka clan, was a talented actor, who performed as a katakiyaku or a jitsuaku and changed to tachiyaku at the beginning of his fifties. As a tachiyaku, he excelled as a jitsugotoshi or in bud˘goto roles.

[1] The 23rd day of the 1st lunar month of the 3rd year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 22nd of February 1718 in the western calendar.

Shinozuka Jirozaemon I

Prints & Illustrations

The Shinozuka Jirozaemon line of actors

 
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