MATSUSHIMA KIYOSAKI

Stage names:

Matsushima Kiyosaki In Japanese
Tomizawa Kiyosaki In Japanese
Matsushima Kiyosaki In Japanese
Matsushima Chiyosaki In Japanese

Poetry name: Shikei

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Tomizawa Montar˘ I, Matsushima Moheiji (?) [1]

Career:

2nd lunar month of 1729: he was recorded for the first time when he performed at the Naka no Shibai as an iroko named Matsushima Chiyosaki in the kaomise drama "Wakatake ďshimadai", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon III.

11th lunar month of 1730: Chiyosaki performed as a wakashugata iroko at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Matsukane Fukki no Ishizue", which was produced by Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1734: Chiyosaki became wakaonnagata and played the role of Princess K˘bai at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Asahi no Matsu Kogane no Shinbashira", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1737: Chiyosaki played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Tenmaya Koharu in the kiri ky˘gen "Meoto Boshi Ukina no Tenjin".

1738: he took the name of Matsushima Kiyosaki.

1748: he was adopted by Tomizawa Montar˘ I and received the name of Tomizawa Kiyosaki.

11th lunar month of 1748: Kiyosaki played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Kond˘ Ikkaku's ny˘b˘ Matsugae the kaomise drama "Toyoashihara Taihei Keizu".

11th lunar month of 1752: he took back the name of Matsushima Kiyosaki and played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Gengo's ny˘b˘ Kazusa in the kaomise drama "Ky˘ Miyage Matsuri Zoroe"; his stage partners are Wakayama Shinkur˘, Wakayama Bunshichi, Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I, ďtani Hirohachi I, Iwata Somematsu I, Ichimura Sanohachi, Kirishima Gizaemon, Kiriyama Monji I, Matsushima Moheiji, Takenaka Heikichi, Murayama Heijűr˘ IV and Nakamura Shirogor˘ III.

12th lunar month of 1754: Kiyosaki played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Sangobŕ's sister Oteru and Kikuchi's ny˘b˘ Sagoromo in the drama "D˘chű Sengandoi".

1st lunar month of 1755: Kiyosaki's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi [2] (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Matsushima Kiyosaki was an ďsaka onnagata actor, who was active from the end of the 1720s to the first half of the 1750s. He was said to have the acting skills of Sodeshima Genji and the talent and ability of Ogino Yaegiri I on stage. He was also said to be the onnagata equivalent of the tachiyaku actor Tamiya Shirogor˘.

Yamamoto Iwanoj˘, Matsushima Moheiji and Matsushima Kiyosaki playing the roles of ???, Awashima Wakasanosuke and Gengo's ny˘b˘ Kazusa in the kaomise drama "Ky˘ Miyage Matsuri Zoroe", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1752 at the ďnishi no Shibai

[1] This is just an assumption as Matsushima Moheiji was the leading actor of the Matsushima clan when Matsushima Chiyosaki made his debut on stage. In the 2nd lunar month of 1729, Matsushima Moheiji was in Ky˘to, not in ďsaka.

[2] He shared the same rank with Yoshida Manshir˘ and Anegawa Daikichi I.

 
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