|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 ďsaka at Matsumoto Nazaemon III's theater.
1st lunar month of 1712: Kichiya goes to Ky˘to and achieves a great success at Ebisuya Sh˘dayű's theater by playing the role of the courtesan Matsuyama in the drama "Onna Wankyű", which is produced by Yoshizawa Ayame I; the role of Wankyű is played by Yamashita Ky˘emon I. Kichiya's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).
Fall 1713: Kichiya goes back to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1722: Kichiya plays in Ky˘to at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater the role of Aburaya Jűbei's spouse Okatsu in the kaomise drama "Aioi ďshimadai"; the role of Aburaya Jűbei is played by Ichinoya Jűrobei.
14th day of the 6th lunar month of 1724: Kichiya dies in Ky˘to; his tombstone is located in the precincts of the J˘rakuji temple in Ky˘to.
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 ny˘b˘ roles. He was nicknamed Kokichiya (literally "the little Kichiya") as a reference to ďkichiya (literally "the great Kichiya"), which was the nickname of the legendary founder of the line Uemura Kichiya I.
The actors Yamashita Ky˘emon I and Uemura Kichiya III playing the roles of S˘ichi and Katsuragi in the new year drama "Keisei Muro no Daikai", which was staged in Ky˘to in the 2nd lunar month of 1712 at Ebisuya Sh˘dayű's theater
The Uemura (Kamimura) Kichiya line of actors
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