|SHINOZUKA JIROZAEMON I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Existence: 1657 ~ 23rd day of the 1st lunar month of 1718 
Brothers: Shinozuka Seiemon, Shinozuka Jűzaemon
Son: Shinozuka S˘hachi
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.
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.
4th day of the 10th lunar month of 1707: a powerful earthquake destroys ďsaka, damaging the theater mamanged by Jirozaemon.
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.
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 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 : Jirozaemon dies in ďsaka.
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.
 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
The Shinozuka Jirozaemon line of actors
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