YAMASHITA KYďEMON
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Yamashita Ky˘emon I
 

The founder of the line Yamashita Ky˘emon I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1704 to the 1st lunar month of 1717.

The actors Yamashita Ky˘emon I and Uemura Kichiya III playing the roles of S˘ichi and Katsuragi in the new year drama "Keisei Muro no Daikai", which was staged in Ky˘to in the 2nd lunar month of 1712 at Ebisuya Sh˘dayű's theater

Yamashita Ky˘emon II
 

The actor Yamashita Matatar˘ I held the name of Yamashita Ky˘emon II from 1732 to the 10th lunar month of 1734.

Yamashita Ky˘emon III
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career during the H˘reki era, performing as a tachiyaku under the name of Yamashita Tokujir˘. He took the name of Yamashita Ky˘emon III in 1769. He became a star in the 1770s in hama shibai, reaching the prestigious shi-j˘-j˘-kichi rank in 1773. He reached the k˘-j˘-j˘-kichi rank in 1797 and retired in 1804 after a successful isse ichidai performance at the Kadomaru no Shibai. His field of excellence was bud˘goto. His younger brother Yamashita Tokutar˘ and Yamashita Koshir˘ were his disciples.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kitao (?) ďzakaya
Yamashita Ky˘emon IV
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. This disciple of Yamashita Kinsaku IV held the name of Yamashita Ky˘emon IV during the K˘ka and Kaei eras. He made an obscure career in Kamigata.

 
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