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Ichiyama Dengor˘
Ichiyama Dengor˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career in ˘shibai in the 11th lunar month of 1734, in ďsaka at the ďnishi no Shibai, where he performed as a katakiyaku in the kaomise drama "Asahi no Matsu Kogane no Shinbashira", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I. Dengor˘'s rank in the 1735 ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘. He became jitsuaku and performed in the 11th lunar month of 1735 at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Momijigari Nishiki no Yomeiri", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I. Dengor˘'s rank in the 1736 ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi. Dengor˘ performed in the 11th lunar month of 1736 at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Banshű Onna Narihira". Dengor˘'s rank in the 1737 ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi. He went to Edo with Matsushima Moheiji in Fall 1740, became tachiyaku and played in 11th lunar month of 1740 at the Ichimuraza the role of Sasano Saiz˘ in the kaomise drama "Kichirei Imagawaj˘". Dengor˘'s rank in the 1741 Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was one black stroke above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi [visual]. He became jitsuaku and performed in the 11th lunar month of 1742 at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Furisode Shinoda no Zuma", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Onoe Kikugor˘ I. Dengor˘'s rank in the 1744 Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He played at the Ichimuraza in the 11th lunar month of 1744 the role of Osada no Tar˘ in the kaomise drama "Tono Zukuri Genji Jűnidan", which celebrated the return in Edo of Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I. He was expected to perform in the 1st lunar month of 1745 in the same theater in the new year sogamono "Hatsu Goyomi Kotobuki Soga" but he suddenly fell ill. No record afterwards. His haimy˘ was Dan'ya.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Ichiyama Dengor˘ in kabuki21.com.

The actors Ikushima Kashiwagi (top/right), Yoshizawa Ayame II (center/left) and Ichiyama Dengor˘ (bottom/right) playing the roles of Kuretake, Okatsu and Nasare no Ichisuke in the kaomise drama "Momijigari Nishiki no Yomeiri", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1735 at the ďnishi no Shibai

Ichiyama Seiz˘
Ichiyama Seiz˘  In Japanese | Ichiyama Hangor˘  In Japanese | Ichiyama Hankur˘  In Japanese | Tsuruyama Hangor˘  In Japanese | Ichiyama Hangor˘  In Japanese | Matsushima Hanakiku  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. First-recorded performance in the 1st lunar month of 1709 in ďsaka, where he performed as a wakaonnagata in the drama "Ama no Iwahashi" which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ II. He went to Edo in winter 1713 and played in the 2nd lunar month at the Moritaza the role of Princess Sakura in the drama "Isshin Oyako Zakura". Then, he performed for several years in inaka shibai. He was back in ďsaka in Fall 1722, took the name of Ichiyama Hangor˘, became tachiyaku and performed in the 11th lunar month of 1722 in the kaomise drama "Tenchi Tenn˘ Sokutai Guruma", which was produced by Arashi Kanshir˘ I. Was he a disciple of Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I? No confirmation so far. He went to Ky˘to in Fall 1723 and took the name of Tsuruyama Hangor˘ in 11th lunar month of 1723, performing in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Teono Hajime Kogane no Ishizue", which was produced by Segawa Kikunoj˘ I. He took the name of Ichiyama Hankur˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1724 in Ky˘to, performing in the kaomise drama "ďjigawa Kogane no Mizuguruma". He took back the name of Ichiyama Hangor˘ in the 1st lunar month of 1726. He became katakiyaku, took the name of Ichiyama Seiz˘ and performed in the 11th lunar month of 1727 in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Masu Kagami Eitai Gura", which was produced by Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1732 in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater the role of Kuroda Kageyu in the kaomise drama "Hanazaki Kogane no Hanabusa" which was produced by Arashi Koroku I. This was his last-recorded performance. No record afterwards.

Kirinami Takie (left) and Ichiyama Seiz˘ (right) playing the roles of Koyurugi and Kuroda Kageyu in the kaomise drama "Hanazaki Kogane no Hanabusa", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1732 in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater

 
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