|BANDď KUNIGORď I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Blazon: Tachibana (the wood sorrel)
Existence: ??? ~ ???
Master/father-in-law: Band˘ Matakur˘ II
Brother: Band˘ Iwagor˘
Fall 1743: Kunigor˘ settles in Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1743: he he becomes katakiyaku, playing in Ky˘to at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater two villains roles in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri ďshimadai", which is produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I. This is his first-recorded stage performance in Kamigata ˘shibai.
Summer 1749: successful tour in Ise.
1st lunar month of 1750: Kunigor˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent). He shares the same rank with Nakamura Danz˘.
11th lunar month of 1759: Kunigor˘ performs at the Kado no Shibai in Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's kaomise drama "Saiwai Genji Ch˘kyű no Maki", which is produced by Nakayama Bunshichi I, celebrates the comeback in Kamigata of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I and the shűmei of Arashi Koiz˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1760: Kunigor˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of Makinoshima Okuzaemon in the kaomise drama "Miura no ďsuke Toshitoku M˘de", which is produced by Anegawa Shinshir˘ II.
9th lunar month of 1761: Kunigor˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of Sud˘ Kuhachir˘ in the drama "Onna Hinin Katakiuchi". This is most likely his last-recorded stage performance in ˘shibai. We don't know what happened to him afterwards.
Band˘ Kunigor˘ I was a popular ďsaka katakiyaku and jitsuaku actor, who was active in his native city from the end of the 1740s to the beginning of the 1760s. He was jitsuaku only for one season. He had a great stage presence and his k˘seki was highly-praised.
The Band˘ Kunigor˘ line of actors
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