KAMAKURA HEIKURď I

Stage names:

Kamakura Heikur˘ I In Japanese
Shibazaki Denpachi In Japanese
Shibazaki Jűzaemon In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Kigen

Existence: ???

Connection:

Masters: Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ I, Shibazaki Rinzaemon I

Career:

1710s ~ 1721: he starts his career in Ky˘to as a disciple of Shibazaki Rinzaemon I, who gives him the name of Shibazaki Jűzaemon. He switches to Shibazaki Denpachi at an unknown time. He becomes disciple of Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ I in ďsaka at unknown times and receives the name of Kamakura Heikur˘ I.

21st day of the 11th lunar month of 1718: his master Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ I dies.

11th lunar month of 1721: Heikur˘ performs at the Higashi no Shibai (ďsaka) in the kaomise drama "Tenryű Chiryű Kogane no Suzunari", which is produced by Arashi San'emon III.

11th lunar month of 1724: Heikur˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays at the Kado no Shibai the role of Kanamori Wadanoj˘ in the kaomise drama "Banzei no Minato", which is produced by Arashi San'emon III.

11th lunar month of 1726: Heikur˘ becomes katakiyaku and plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Takayama Inujir˘ in the kaomise drama "Gosha no Yonegura Fukki no Yama", which is produced by Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I.

Fall 1728: Heikur˘ goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1728: Heikur˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater (Ky˘to) the role of Matsuoka Genjűr˘ in the kaomise drama "Tokiwagura Kogane no Ishizue", which is produced by Tamiya Hannosuke.

Spring 1730: tour in Nagoya.

11th lunar month of 1734: Heikur˘ becomes katakiyaku and plays at the Kado no Shibai the role of Iwabuchi J˘shin in the kaomise drama "Shin Yakata In'y˘ no Ishizue", which is produced by Nakayama Shinkur˘ I; his stage partners are Sawamura Otoemon I, Izumikawa Sennosuke, Tamiya Shirogor˘, Yamashita Matatar˘ I and Matsushima Moheiji.

11th lunar month of 1738: Heikur˘ performs at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Sanpukutsui Kogane no Ichigura", which is produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1739: Heikur˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is between j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) and j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual].

Fall 1739: Heikur˘ goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1739: Heikur˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays in Ky˘to the role of Mochizuki T˘suke in the kaomise drama "Oiwai N˘ Nishiki no Manmaku", which is produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1740: Heikur˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

Fall 1740: Heikur˘ goes to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1740: Heikur˘ becomes katakiyaku and plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of the kar˘ Iihara Hy˘go in the kaomise drama "Shinra Genji Shimada Gump˘", which is produced by Sanogawa Hanazuma II; his stage partners are ďtani Hiroji I, Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Arashi Sanjűr˘ II, Iwai Hanshir˘ III, Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II, Fujikawa Heikur˘, Tomizawa Montar˘ I, Yoshizawa Ayame II and Yoshizawa Sakinosuke II.

1st lunar month of 1741: Heikur˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

11th lunar month of 1741: Heikur˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of Hamamatsu Isoemon in the kaomise drama "Genji Rokujűj˘", which is produced by Anegawa Shinshir˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1742: Heikur˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is one black stroke above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual].

11th lunar month of 1742: Heikur˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of ďba Sabur˘, in reality the kar˘ Jibuemon, in the kaomise drama "Kud˘ Suketsune ďiso Gayoi", which is produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

12th lunar month of 1742: Heikur˘ plays in the same theater the role of Gorota no Sabu, in reality Matsunaga Danj˘, in the drama "Miyoshi Ch˘kei Sato no Agemaki"; this is his mast-recorded stage appearance in ˘shibai. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappears from the records.

1st lunar month of 1743: Heikur˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual].

Comments:

Kamakura Heikur˘ I was a Kamigata actor, who was active as a katakiyaku or a jitsuaku from the beginning of the 1720s to the beginning of the 1740s. He was said to be more at ease in sewamono than in jidaimono. He was outstanding in beggar roles.

Asao Motogor˘ I (left), Matsushima Moheiji (center) and Kamakura Heikur˘ I (right) playing the roles of the keisei Takao, Sakuma Yogoz˘ and Iwabuchi J˘shin in the kaomise drama "Shin Yakata In'y˘ no Ishizue", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1734 at the Kado no Shibai

The Kamakura Heikur˘ line of actors

 
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