Existence: ??? ~ 1731
1st lunar month of 1688: Jűemon goes from his native Ky˘to to Edo and plays at the Yamamuraza in the new year drama "Heishinn˘".
Fall 1693: Jűemon goes back to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1693: Jűemon becomes zamoto and produces for the nadai Miyako Mandayű Tominaga Heibei's drama "Bud˘ no Tassha", in which he plays the role of Ishid˘ Satayű. His stage partners are Shibazaki Rinzaemon I, Sakurayama Rinnosuke I, Kirinami Senju I, Sodesaki Karyű, Sugiyama Kanzaemon I, Adachi Saburozaemon and Sendai Yagoshichi.
11th lunar month of 1701: Jűemon plays in ďsaka the role of Tsuribune Sabu in the kaomise drama "Yadonashi Danshichi Shichinenki". His stage partners are Kataoka Nizaemon I (Danshichi Kurobŕ) and Takioka Hikoemon (Issun Tokubŕ).
Fall 1709: Jűemon goes to Ky˘to.
Fall 1713: Jűemon goes to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1713: Jűemon plays at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Yoshitomo Kaikeizan". His main stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ I, Asao Jűjir˘, Mizuki Kikusabur˘ and Jűemon's disciple Ogawa Zengor˘ I.
Fall 1714: Jűemon goes back to ďsaka.
Fall 1719: Jűemon goes to ďsaka, after 4 seasons spent in Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1721: Jűemon moves back to the Higashi no Shibai and plays the role of Kurayama Daigaku in the kaomise drama "Tenryű Chiryű Kogane no Suzunari", which is produced by Arashi San'emon III.
11th lunar month of 1722: Jűemon moves to the ďnishi no Shibai and achieves a great success by playing the role of Ishid˘ Sukeemon (in reality Ikoma Gengo) in the kaomise drama "Genji Moy˘ Ichimai Gushi", which is produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II (who celebrates his shűmei).
Fall 1723: Jűemon goes to Ky˘to, after 4 seasons spent in ďsaka.
Osagawa Jűemon was an outstanding Kamigata tachiyaku actor, who was active on major stages from 1688 to 1729. "He had been a samurai in daimy˘ service, and became an actor from choice. As revealing the sentiment of the time, it is recorded that one of his relatives came to the theatre to kill him because the ex-samurai had the insolence to act under his own name. This the relative considered a piece of great effrontery, and but for the pacification of the theatre people would have carried out his intention. Osagawa Jűemon was good, as might have been expected, in samurai r˘les. He lived to a ripe old age, and when he became too infirm to appear as a fighting man, contented himself with old men's r˘les. Before his death he lost his sight, but still his usefulness upon the stage did not cease, for he was accommodating enough to act blind characters."
His first name was wrote in 2 slightly different ways:
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Osagawa Jűemon (left) and Kiyosaki Handayű (right) playing the roles of Amanohashi Yukienoj˘ and Ochiyo in the kaomise drama "Iwao no Matsu Manbai no Midori", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1717 in Ky˘to
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