|MORITA KAN'YA I|
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
Disciple: Morita Kan'ya II
1st lunar month of 1660: Morita Tarobŕ and his adopted son Morita Tashichi open the Moritaza, a new theater in the district of Kobiki-ch˘.
14th day of the 1st lunar month of 1660: a fire breaks out in the district of Yushima, which destroys 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 breaks out in the residence of Kusakabe Gonzaemon in the district of Takaj˘-ch˘, which burns the Moritaza to ashes.
3rd lunar month of 1668: Morita Tarobŕ I retires.
5th lunar month of 1668: Morita Tashichi takes the name of Morita Kan'ya I.
9th lunar month of 1668: Kan'ya and Kawarasaki Gonnosuke I join 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 dies.
25th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1679: Kan'ya dies in Edo.
Morita Kan'ya I (left) and Kawarasaki Gonnosuke I (right) in the 11th lunar month of 1675
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