|UEMURA KICHIYA III|
Other name: Kamimura Kichiya III
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Existence: ??? ~ 14th day of the 6th lunar month of 1724
Master: Uemura Kichiya II
Disciple: Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I
11th lunar month of 1702: his name appears for the first time on a playbill; he performs as a wakaonnagata in Ôsaka at Matsumoto Nazaemon III's theater.
1st lunar month of 1712: Kichiya goes to Kyôto and achieves a great success at Ebisuya Shôdayû's theater by playing the role of the courtesan Matsuyama in the drama "Onna Wankyû", which is produced by Yoshizawa Ayame I; the role of Wankyû is played by Yamashita Kyôemon I. Kichiya's rank in the Kyôto hyôbanki, wakaonnagata section, is jô-jô (superior - superior).
Fall 1713: Kichiya goes back to Ôsaka.
11th lunar month of 1722: Kichiya plays in Kyôto at Hoteiya Umenojô's theater the role of Aburaya Jûbê's spouse Okatsu in the kaomise drama "Aioi Ôshimadai"; the role of Aburaya Jûbê is played by Ichinoya Jûrobê.
14th day of the 6th lunar month of 1724: Kichiya dies in Kyôto; his tombstone is located in the precincts of the Jôrakuji temple in Kyôto.
Uemura Kichiya III was active in Kamigata, performing as an onnagata actor from the beginning of the 1700s to the beginning of the 1720s. He excelled in nyôbô roles. He was nicknamed Kokichiya (literally "the little Kichiya") as a reference to Ôkichiya (literally "the great Kichiya"), which was the nickname of the legendary founder of the line Uemura Kichiya I.
The actors Yamashita Kyôemon I and Uemura Kichiya III playing the roles of Sôichi and Katsuragi in the new year drama "Keisei Muro no Daikai", which was staged in Kyôto in the 2nd lunar month of 1712 at Ebisuya Shôdayû's theater
The Uemura (Kamimura) Kichiya line of actors
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