BANDď JUTARď I

Stage names:

Band˘ Jutar˘ I
Band˘ Jűtar˘

Guilds: Kameya, Narutaya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

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

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

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 is the sum˘tori Edozaki Kosabur˘. He starts his career around 1788 as a musumegata performing in hama shibai (stage name unknown). He is adopted by Band˘ Iwagor˘ at the beginning of the 1790s.

11th lunar month of 1791: he makes 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 ends the kaomise program "Furisode Shuten D˘ji", which is produced by Hanagiri Tomimatsu II and celebrates the arrival in ďsaka of the Edo star Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1792: Jűtar˘ becomes tachiyaku and zamoto; he produces at the Naka no Shibai the kaomise "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 are a sewamono drama, which will be staged independently in the 5th lunar month of 1794 under the title "Godairiki Koi no Fűjime"; Jűtar˘ plays the role of Chishima Mantar˘ [more details].

17th day of the 8th lunar month of 1795: his adoptive father Band˘ Iwagor˘ dies.

1800s ~ beginning of the 1810s: he plays 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" is staged for the first time in Ky˘to, in the precincts of the Inaba Yakushi temple. The main roles are 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) move to Edo. They perform at the Moritaza in the dramas "Tomoyobi Kawasu Shimabara no Saiken" and "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" (Jűtar˘ plays the role of Fukuoka Mitsugi).

5th lunar month of 1812: Jűtar˘ plays 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˘ is played by ďtani Tomoemon II.

Summer 1812: Jűtar˘ goes back to Kamigata.

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

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

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

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

Fall 1817: Jűtar˘ goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1817: Jűtar˘ plays 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˘ plays in the same theater the role of Sakuramaru in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; the roles of Matsu˘maru and Ume˘maru are played by Kataoka Nizaemon VII and Arashi Sangor˘ III.

8th lunar month of 1822: tour in Nagoya for a troupe led by the Edo star Iwai Hanshir˘ V and the Kamigata actors like Nakayama Shinkur˘ III, Nakayama Icch˘ IV and Jűtar˘; they perform 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, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1825: he replaces 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˘ plays 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, is hakushi-j˘-j˘-kichi (almost unique - superior - superior - excellent).

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

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

1st lunar month of 1829: Jutar˘ plays 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˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Enju and Hatakeyama Shigetada in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki". He also plays the role of Tokubŕ in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; the roles of Danshichi Kurobŕ and Tsuribune Sabu are played by Ichikawa Hakuen II and Ichikawa Danz˘ V.

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

11th lunar month of 1830: Jutar˘ plays 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, is 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, is dai-j˘-j˘-kichi (grand - superior - superior - excellent).

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

1st lunar month of 1834: Jutar˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, jitsuaku/katakiyaku section, is 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, is 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˘ plays the role of Inuyama D˘setsu [casting].

Fall 1839: Jutar˘ goes to Edo.

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

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

24th day of the 12th lunar month of 1840: Jutar˘ dies in ďsaka. His tombstone is located in the precinct 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, ...

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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