BANDď JUTARď I

Stage names:

Band˘ Jutar˘ I In Japanese
Band˘ Jűtar˘ In Japanese

Guilds: Narutaya, Kamiya, Kameya, Yaoya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry names: Kaseki (?), T˘shi, Ganshi

Existence: 1769 ~ 24th day of the 12th lunar month of 1840 [1]

Connection:

Adoptive father: Band˘ Iwagor˘

Disciples: Band˘ Jusabur˘ I, Band˘ Kunigor˘ III, Band˘ Kunigor˘ IV, Band˘ Hanazuma

Career:

1769 ~ 1791: born in ďsaka. His father was the sum˘tori Edozaki Kosabur˘. He started his career around 1788 as a musumegata performing in hama shibai (stage name unknown). He was adopted by Band˘ Iwagor˘ at the beginning of the 1790s.

11th lunar month of 1791: he made his debut in ˘shibai, taking the name of Band˘ Jűtar˘ and playing as a wakaonnagata at the Naka no Shibai the role of Princess Tsukimitsu in the drama "Fűryű ďeyama", which ended the kaomise program "Furisode Shuten D˘ji", which was produced by Hanagiri Tomimatsu II and celebrated the arrival in ďsaka of the Edo star Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1792: Jűtar˘ became tachiyaku and zamoto; he produced at the Naka no Shibai the kaomise drama "Chűshin Futabagura".

2nd lunar month of 1794: premiere at the Naka no Shibai of Namiki Gohei I's drama "Shima Meguri Uso no Kikigaki"; the last scenes were a sewamono drama, which was staged independently in the 5th lunar month of 1794 under the title "Godairiki Koi no Fűjime"; Jűtar˘ played the role of Chishima Mantar˘ [more details].

17th day of the 8th lunar month of 1795 [2]: his adoptive father Band˘ Iwagor˘ died.

1800s ~ beginning of the 1810s: he performed mainly in hama shibai (ďsaka venues like the Wakadayű no Shibai or the Takeda no Shibai) or in travelling troupes performing in miyaji shibai around Ky˘to.

2nd lunar month of 1806: the play "Kamakura Sandaiki" was staged for the first time in Ky˘to, in the precincts of the Inaba Yakushi temple; the main roles were played by Yamashina Jinkichi II (Princess Toki), Mimasu Seibŕ (Takatsuna) and Jűtar˘ (Miuranosuke).

4th lunar month of 1812: Jűtar˘ and 20 Kamigata actors (including ďtani Tomoemon II and Nakayama Bungor˘ I) moved to Edo. They performed at the Moritaza in the dramas "Tomoyobi Kawasu Shimabara no Saiken" and "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" (Jűtar˘ played the role of Fukuoka Mitsugi).

5th lunar month of 1812: Jűtar˘ played in the same theater the roles of Abe no Sadat˘ and Sodehagi in the drama "Z˘h˘ Adachigahara" (similar to "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara"); the roles of Abe no Munet˘ was played by ďtani Tomoemon II.

Summer 1812: Jűtar˘ went back to Kamigata.

Winter 1817: Jűtar˘ joined a troupe of several Kamigata actors, led by Kataoka Nizaemon VII, who travelled together up to Edo.

3rd lunar month of 1817: Jűtar˘ played at the Kiriza in the drama "Shinbutai Megumi no Ishizue"; his Edo stage partners were Suketakaya Takasuke II, Ichikawa Dannosuke III and Iwai Kumesabur˘ II.

4th lunar month of 1817: Jűtar˘ played in the same theater the role of Jihiz˘ in the drama "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘".

5th lunar month of 1817: Jűtar˘ played in the same theater the role of the yakko Chienai in the drama "Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki".

Fall 1817: Jűtar˘ went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1817: Jűtar˘ played at the Kitagawa no Shibai the roles of Fujiwara no Kamatari and the fisherman Fukashichi, in reality Kanawa Gor˘ Imakuni, in the drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin".

1st lunar month of 1818: Jűtar˘ played in the same theater the role of Sakuramaru in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; the roles of Matsu˘maru and Ume˘maru were played by Kataoka Nizaemon VII and Arashi Sangor˘ III.

8th lunar month of 1822: tour in Nagoya with a troupe led by the Edo star Iwai Hanshir˘ V; his stage partners were Nakayama Shinkur˘ III and Nakayama Icch˘ IV; they performed at the Tachibana no Shibai in "Ranjatai Nitta Keizu" and "Edo Murasaki Naniwa no Iroage".

1st lunar month of 1824: Jűtar˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1825: he replaced the first ideogram of his first name (serious) by the ideogram Ju (longevity):

Jűtar˘ Jutar˘
重太郎 寿太郎

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11th lunar month of 1826: Jutar˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the roles of Koyoshi and Kujaku Sabur˘ in the drama "Hade Kurabe Ise Monogatari".

1st lunar month of 1827: Jutar˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was hakushi-j˘-j˘-kichi (almost unique - superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1827: Jutar˘ played at the Takeda no Shibai the roles of Tokushima Chikara and Osai in the drama "Azuma Kaid˘ Chaya Musume"; his main stage partner was Fujikawa Tomokichi II.

1st lunar month of 1828: Jutar˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was hakushi-j˘-j˘-kichi (unique - superior - superior - excellent).

1st lunar month of 1829: Jutar˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Dankur˘, Sonobe Hy˘e and Magaki in the drama "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari".

5th lunar month of 1829: Jutar˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Enju and Hatakeyama Shigetada in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki". He also played the role of Tokubŕ in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; the roles of Danshichi Kurobŕ and Tsuribune Sabu were played by Ichikawa Hakuen II and Ichikawa Danz˘ V.

1st lunar month of 1830: Jutar˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was hakudai-j˘-j˘-kichi (almost grand - superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1830: Jutar˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Saginuma Tar˘ in the drama "Ehon Ut˘ Monogatari".

1st lunar month of 1831: Jutar˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, jitsuaku/katakiyaku section, was hakudai-j˘-j˘-kichi (almost grand - superior - superior - excellent).

1st lunar month of 1832: Jutar˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, jitsuaku/katakiyaku section, was dai-j˘-j˘-kichi (grand - superior - superior - excellent).

1st lunar month of 1833: premiere of "Chichi Morai" at the Kado no Shibai; Jutar˘ played the role of Iwakiya T˘zabur˘ [casting].

3rd lunar month of 1833: premiere at the Kitagawa no Shibai of "Hana Fubuki Koi no Tekagami"; Jutar˘ played the role of Iwakiya T˘zabur˘ [casting].

1st lunar month of 1834: Jutar˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, jitsuaku/katakiyaku section, was hakugoku-j˘-j˘-kichi (almost extreme - superior - superior - excellent).

1st lunar month of 1836: Jutar˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, jitsuaku/katakiyaku section, was shin-j˘-j˘-kichi (truly - superior - superior - excellent). Premiere at the Naka no Shibai of Nishizawa Ipp˘'s drama "Hana no Ani Tsubomi no Yatsufusa" Jutar˘ played the role of Inuyama D˘setsu Tadatomo [casting].

Fall 1839: Jutar˘ went to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1839: Jutar˘ played at the Kawarasakiza the role of Otsugi in the drama "Seishű Akogi-ga-Ura".

Fall 1840: Jutar˘ went back to ďsaka. He played at the ďnishi no Shibai the roles of Sadaka and Soga no Iruka in the drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin". This was his last stage appearance.

24th day of the 12th lunar month of 1840 [1]: Jutar˘ died in ďsaka. His tombstone was located in the cemetery of the Honkakuji Temple.

Comments:

Band˘ Jutar˘ I was a talented and popular ďsaka actor, who achieved fame for himself in Kamigata from the 1820s to the end of the 1830s. He was able to play a wide range of roles, either as a tachiyaku, onnagata or jitsuaku. He also excelled in wagoto. All his features were outstanding: appearance on stage, acting style, articulation, declamation, elocution, ...

[1] The 24th day of the 12th lunar month of the 11th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 16th of January 1841 in the western calendar.

[2] The 17th day of the 8th lunar month of the 7th year of the Kansei era was the 29th of September 1795 in the western calendar.

Band˘ Jutar˘ I playing the role of Kiritar˘ in the new year drama "Keisei Hanafusa S˘shi", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1835 at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Shumbaisai Hokuei)

Print made by Ryűsai Shigeharu in 1830

Print made by Nagahide in 1838

The Band˘ Jutar˘ line of actors

 
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