|MORITA KAN'YA I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Existence: ??? ~ 25th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1679 
Father: Band˘ Matakur˘ I
Adoptive father: Morita Tarobŕ I
Brother: Band˘ Matajir˘ I (Band˘ Matazaemon I)
Nephews: Band˘ Matatar˘ I, Band˘ Matakur˘ II (Morita Kan'ya II), Band˘ Matakur˘ III (Morita Kan'ya III)
Disciple: Morita Kan'ya II
1st lunar month of 1660: Morita Tarobŕ and his adopted son Morita Tashichi opened the Moritaza, a new theater in the district of Kobiki-ch˘.
14th day of the 1st lunar month of 1660 : a fire broke out in the district of Yushima, which destroyed the newly-constructed Moritaza.
5th lunar month of 1660: opening of the rebuilt Moritaza in the district of Kobiki-ch˘.
27th day of the 1st lunar month of 1661 : a fire broke out in the residence of Kusakabe Gonzaemon in the district of Takaj˘-ch˘, which burnt the Moritaza to ashes.
3rd lunar month of 1668: Morita Tarobŕ I retired.
5th lunar month of 1668: Morita Tashichi took the name of Morita Kan'ya I.
9th lunar month of 1668: Kan'ya and Kawarasaki Gonnosuke I joined forces to open a new common theater in the district of Kobiki-ch˘.
25th day of the 6th lunar month of 1677 : his adoptive father Morita Tarobŕ I died.
25th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1679 : Kan'ya died in Edo.
Morita Kan'ya I was the second zamoto of the Moritaza and the founder of an important line of theater managers and actors. He unfortunately died too young.
 The 25th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 7th year of the Enp˘ era was the 5th of April 1679 in the western calendar.
 The 14th day of the 1st lunar month of the 3rd year of the Manji era was the 24th of February 1660 in the western calendar.
 The 27th day of the 1st lunar month of the 4th year of the Manji era was the 26th of February 1661 in the western calendar.
 The 25th day of the 6th lunar month of the 5th year of the Enp˘ era was the 24th of July 1677 in the western calendar.
Morita Kan'ya I (left) and Kawarasaki Gonnosuke I (right) in the 11th lunar month of 1675
The Morita Kan'ya line of actors and theater managers
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