TSUUCHI KUHEIJI

Playwright name:

Tsuuchi Kuheiji I In Japanese

Stage name:

Tsuyama Denshir˘ In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Tsuuchi Jihŕ I

Disciples: Tsuuchi Raisuke

Career:

Before 1704: He started his career in Edo as an actor (kashagata). His stage name was Tsuyama Denshir˘.

11th lunar month of 1699: Denshir˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise "Hankaich˘ Tsuwamono Zoroe".

7th lunar month of 1703: Denshir˘ played in the same theater a role of a tsubone in the summer drama "Oguri Kaname Ishi".

1704: he became disciple of Tsuuchi Jihŕ I and switched to sakusha. He received the name of Tsuuchi Kuheiji I.

11th lunar month of 1704: Kuheiji worked at the Ichimuraza on the kaomise drama "Onna Araoka Nishiki no Tazuna", which starred Murayama Heiemon III, Tamon Sh˘zaemon II, Katsuyama Matagor˘, Ikushima Daikichi I, Tsugawa Handayű, Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I and Onoe Genji.

11th lunar month of 1713: Kuheiji worked at the Ichimuraza on the kaomise drama "Yoshitomo Kaikeizan".

11th lunar month of 1715: Kuheiji worked at the Ichimuraza on the kaomise drama "Banzei Onna Hachinoki".

11th lunar month of 1726: Kuheiji worked at the Ichimuraza on the kaomise drama "Hinazuru Tokiwa Genji", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Arashi Sangor˘ I.

Fall 1731: Kuheiji went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1731: Kuheiji worked [1] 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.

1st lunar month of 1733: Kuheiji went back to Edo and worked, along with Tsuuchi Jihŕ II [2], 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.

1st lunar month of 1735: Kuheiji worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Tsuuchi Jihŕ II, on the new year sogamono "Meizan Kasane Soga".

1st lunar month of 1743: Kuheiji worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Fujimoto Tobun, on the new year sogamono "Haru no Akebono Kuruwa Soga".

11th lunar month of 1747: Kuheiji worked at the Moritaza on the kaomise drama "Aruji M˘ke Onna Hachinoki", which celebrated the shűmei of Sawamura S˘jűr˘. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Tsuuchi Kuheiji I was an Edo sakusha, who was active from the first half of the 1700s to the second half of the 1740s.

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

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

The Tsuuchi Kuheiji line of playwrights

 
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