Disciples: Murayama Shir˘ji, Komai Kuhŕ
Before 1661: Sh˘zaemon performed in Kabuki dances in Kamigata.
11th lunar month of 1663: Sh˘zaemon performed at the old Hinatadayűza in Edo, along with Tamon Sh˘zaemon I, Umeda Mon'ya and Takeda Sagami.
8th lunar month of 1666: Sh˘zaemon performed in Sakai-ch˘, along with Band˘ Matakur˘ I, Tamon Sh˘zaemon I, Tamagawa Shuzen I, Tamamura Kichiya, Imamura Kumenosuke, Dekishima Kozarashi I, Umeda Mon'ya, Hashimoto Senkatsu and others.
12th lunar month lunar month of 1668: Sh˘zaemon, along with Nakamura Ch˘jűr˘, Hanai Saizabur˘ I, Sakurai Mon'ya, Imamura Kumenosuke, Matsushima Ichinoj˘ and Sakuya Kuhŕ, was invited to perform at the Edo mansion of the daimy˘ Matsudaira Yamato-no-Kami .
6th lunar month of 1674: Sh˘zaemon performed as a tachiyaku in Ky˘to at Ebisuya's theater; his stage partners are Fujita Koheiji, Kaneko Rokuemon, Imamura Kumenosuke, Fujita Minanoj˘, Nanboku Sabu I, Nakajima Yaheita, It˘ Kodayű II, Tamagawa San'ya, Dekijima Tanomo and Kumamoto Bun'emon.
1684: Sh˘zaemon was recorded as living near the theater managed by Ichimura Takenoj˘ I in the district of Fukiya-ch˘.
Komai Sh˘zaemon was a 17th century Kabuki performer, who was active from the 1660s to the 1690s. Born and trained in Kamigata, he made a fame for himself in Edo. He was an outstanding dancer, excelling in komai or hy˘shimai. His stage name came from the komai style of dancing.
 Among these 48 performes were Miyazaki Denkichi, Abura Kanroku, Imamura Kumesuke, Yamamura Katsunoj˘, Matsumoto Kogenji, Otowa Sennosuke, Sagami Yagor˘, Sait˘ Jűemon, Nagashima Sannoj˘, Morioka Sanzabur˘, Matsumura Gengo, Suzuki Heiemon and Sawada Hachiroemon.
Komai Sh˘zaemon in an ilustration from the book "Hana no Edo Kabuki Nendaiki"
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