MATSUMOTO KINSHď
   

Important: Matsumoto Kinsh˘ is not only a stage name used by a line of 3 Kabuki actors but this name is also used by the iemoto of the Matsumoto-ryű.

THREE GENERATIONS
Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I
 

The actor Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1846 to the 11th lunar month of 1849.

The actor Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I playing the role of Arajishi Otokonosuke in the drama "Date Zensei Sakura no Iromaku", which was staged in the 4th lunar month of 1849 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Matsumoto Kinsh˘ II
Matsumoto Kinsh˘ II  In Japanese | Arashi Raishi IV  In Japanese | Band˘ Takejir˘  In Japanese (In Japanese)
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. His name was Momomatsu [1]. He became a disciple of Band˘ Hikosabur˘ V when the Edo actor was on tour in Ise and Miyajima around 1859. He received the name of Band˘ Takejir˘. He took the name of Arashi Raishi IV in the 11th lunar month of 1862, in ďsaka at the Gory˘ no Shibai. He finally took the name of Matsumoto Kinsh˘ II in 1865 in Ise at the Hamamiya no Shibai. This minor tachiyaku actor, performing in miyaji shibai, was active up to 1873. No record afterwards.

Matsumoto Kinsh˘ III
Matsumoto Kinsh˘ III  In Japanese | Hyakumura Hyakka II  In Japanese | Ichikawa Dansh˘ I  In Japanese | Ichikawa Sen'yű  In Japanese | Ichikawa Dansh˘ I  In Japanese | Matsumoto Kinsh˘ III  In Japanese | Ichikawa Dansh˘ I  In Japanese | Ichikawa Sen'yű  In Japanese | Ichikawa Dansh˘ I  In Japanese | Yamazaki Kawaz˘  In Japanese | Kawarasaki Kawaz˘  In Japanese | Yamazaki Hahei  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Kawarasaki Gonjűr˘ I, his first stage name was Yamazaki Hahei [2]. He became Kawarasaki Kawaz˘ [3] in 1867 and Yamazaki Kawaz˘ [3] in 1873. He took the name of Ichikawa Dansh˘ I in July 1874 at the Okudaza. He became Ichikawa Sen'yű the following year and took back the name of Ichikawa Dansh˘ I in 1879. He took the name of Matsumoto Kinsh˘ III at the Hisamatsuza in November 1880. He became Ichikawa Dansh˘ I in 1883 and Ichikawa Sen'yű in 1885. He took back the name of Ichikawa Dansh˘ I in 1891. He took the name of Hyakumura Hyakka II [4] in April 1895 at the Misakiza. He finally took back the name of Matsumoto Kinsh˘ III in April 1907. No record afterwards.

Honmy˘ Betsumei Haimy˘ Yag˘
Asago Sh˘nosuke Ichikawa T˘en (In Japanese) Sen'yű Naritaya, Yamazakiya, K˘raiya, Okadaya

 

Notes

[1] Momomatsu or Hyakumatsu (another possible reading).

[2] Hahei, Tomoehei or Pahei (two others possible readings).

[3] Kawaz˘ or Kaz˘ (another possible reading).

[4] Nakayama Hyakka never held the name of Hyakumura Hyakka I but he was considered as the sh˘dai of this new line.

 
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