TSUUCHI KUHEIJI
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Tsuuchi Kuheiji I
Tsuuchi Kuheiji I  In Japanese | Tsuyama Denshir˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career in Edo as an actor (kashagata). His stage name was Tsuyama Denshir˘ and he performed in the 11th lunar month of 1699 at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise "Hankaich˘ Tsuwamono Zoroe". He played in the 7th lunar month of 1703 in the same theater a role of a tsubone in the summer drama "Oguri Kaname Ishi". He became disciple of Tsuuchi Jihŕ I and switched to sakusha in 1704. He received the name of Tsuuchi Kuheiji I. He worked at the Ichimuraza on the kaomise drama "Onna Araoka Nishiki no Tazuna", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1704 and starred Murayama Heiemon III, Tamon Sh˘zaemon II, Katsuyama Matagor˘, Ikushima Daikichi I, Tsugawa Handayű, Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I and Onoe Genji. He went to Ky˘to in Fall 1731 and he worked [1] in the 11th lunar month of 1731 on the kaomise drama "Hiragana Imagawaj˘", which was produced in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater and starred Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Sanogawa Mangiku, Somenoi Hanshir˘, Arashi San'emon III, Anegawa Chiyosabur˘ I, Yashio Ikuemon and Tomizawa Montar˘ I. He went back to Edo and worked, along with Tsuuchi Jihŕ II [2], in the 1st lunar month of 1733 at the Ichimuraza on the new year sogamono drama "Hanabusa Funjin Soga". He also worked on the drama "Sukeroku", which was staged as nibanme and starred Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II and Segawa Kikujir˘ I in the roles of Sukeroku, the shirozake seller Shinbŕ and Agemaki. He worked in the 11th lunar month of 1747 at the Moritaza on the kaomise drama "Aruji M˘ke Onna Hachinoki", which celebrated the shűmei of Sawamura S˘jűr˘. No record afterwards.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Tsuuchi Kuheiji I in kabuki21.com.

Tsuuchi Kuheiji II
Tsuuchi Kuheiji II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was a minor disciple of Tsuuchi Jihŕ II. No record to clarify his obscure career in Edo.

 

Notes

[1] The others sakusha were Nakata Mansuke and Iwai Izaemon.

[2] The others sakusha were Tsuuchi Han'emon and Tsuuchi Matazaemon.

 
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