|MIHARA J█DAY█ I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Existence: ??? ~ ???
Son: Mitsuyama Shichisabur˘
Disciple: Mihara Jűdayű II
1st lunar month of 1690: Jűdayű successfully plays in the drama "Ume no Yoshibŕ", which is produced in ďsaka by Iwai Hanshir˘ I.
3rd lunar month of 1693: Jűdayű plays in ďsaka in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Butsumo Mayasan Kaich˘", which is produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ I and stars Sugiyama Kanzaemon I, Iwai Sagenta I and Murayama Heijűr˘ I; this production is a success and a long run (150 days).
1697: Jűdayű performs as a katakiyaku in ďsaka at ďsaka Tazaemon's theater, with the troupe led by Araki Yojibŕ I. Jűdayű's stage partners are Kanazawa Goheiji, Kokon Shinzaemon, Katsuyama ďhashi, Kamogawa Noshio I, Fujii Hachijűr˘, Takashima Onoe, Dekishima Kosabur˘, Yamamoto Kantar˘, Iwakura Man'emon, Iwamatsu Kizaemon and Takeshima Shichisabur˘.
1st lunar month of 1714: Jűdayű and his son Mitsuyama Shichisabur˘ go to Ky˘to; the latter produces at Ebisuya Hatsudayű's theater the kaomise drama "Toshitokujin Midoribune", in which the former plays the role of Sakaya T˘bŕ. Jűdayű's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).
Fall 1714: Jűdayű goes back to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1714: Jűdayű plays the role of Katsuodera Genba in the kaomise drama "Yonedawara Mangoku no Minato", which is produced at ďsaka Tazaemon's theater by Shinozuka Sh˘matsu II. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappears from the records.
Mihara Jűdayű I was an important katakiyaku of the Genroku era. He spent all his career in Kamigata and was placed very high in the actors ratings at the beginning of the 1710s. He was nicknamed katakiyaku no taish˘ ("the boss of katakiyaku").
"A katakiyaku named Mihara Jűdayű was short in stature, but nevertheless when he made his entrance wearing his long pair of swords and struck his vivid pose and walked his swaggering walk, he looked a big man and struck terror." (from Tamiya Shirogor˘'s book "Zoku Nijinshű", a sequel to Kaneko Ikk˘'s book "Nijinshű" ("Dust in the Ears"), in "The Actors' Analects" by Charles J. Dunn and Torigoe Bunz˘)
Mihara Jűdayű I
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