Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry names: Kinsh˘, Kinshi
Existence: 1812 ~ 3rd day of the 11th lunar month of 1849
Grandfather: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV
Father: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V
1812 ~ 1817: born in Edo. Son of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, who gives him the name of Matsumoto Kinshi.
8th lunar month of 1817: Matsumoto Kinshi takes the name of Ichikawa Komaz˘ V.
11th lunar month of 1835: Komaz˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Ume˘maru in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami". His stage partners are Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V (Shihei), Ichikawa Yaoz˘ V (Sakuramaru) and Ichimura Uzaemon XII ( Matsu˘maru).
5th lunar month of 1838: his father Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V dies.
3rd lunar month of 1844: Ichikawa Komaz˘ V and Ichikawa Shinnosuke III respectively take the names of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VI and Ichikawa Komaz˘ VII at the Nakamuraza, playing together in the drama "Sugata no Hana Yayoi no Kagamiyama".
4th lunar month of 1849: Kinsh˘ appears on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, where he plays the roles of Nikki Danj˘ and Arajishi Otokonosuke in the drama "Date Zensei Sakura no Iromaku", whose plot and characters belong to the "Meiboku Sendai Hagi" world.
Matsumoto Kinsh˘ was a promising tachiyaku actor, especially in jitsuaku roles. As far as art is concerned, he followed the same path as his father Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V but he prematurely died, before creating anything of his own. He unfortunately confirmed the old Edo adage that it was difficult for a prestigious house to survive beyond three generations: Matsumoto Kinsh˘, son of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, grandson of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV, had no heir when he passed away.
Matsumoto Kinsh˘ playing the role of Nikki Danj˘ 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)
The Ichikawa Komaz˘ line of actors
The Matsumoto K˘shir˘ line of actors
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