Dates of birth and death unknown. He was the younger brother of the actor Asao Shichijir˘. He started his career in Ky˘to during the first half of the 1710s.
His stage name was Kiriyama S˘shichi and he was recorded as performing as a tachiyaku in the 11th lunar month of 1714
in the kaomise drama "Azuma-zukuri ďdaidokoro",
which was produced at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I. He took the name of Kiriyama S˘shichir˘
in the 11th lunar month of 1717, performing in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Iwao no Matsu Manbai no Midori",
which was produced by Miyako Mandayű in his theater. He took back the name of Kiriyama S˘shichi the following season,
playing in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1718 the role of Umezugawa Daibu in Sadoshima Sabur˘zaemon's kaomise drama "Meoto Matsu Jufuku no Kodane".
From the 11th lunar month of 1724, he also worked as a t˘dori in Ky˘to theaters.
He took the name of Kiriyama S˘shichir˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1730, playing in Ky˘to the role of Sengoku Manzaemon
in Sawamura Bunji's kaomise drama "Inari Yakata Manp˘ no Kura",
which was produced by Arashi Koroku I at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater.
He took back the name of Kiriyama S˘shichi in 1731. He was recorded in 1735 as working as a t˘dori but he did not appear on stage anymore.
No record afterwards. He was the father of Kiriyama Monji I.