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Kiriyama S˘shichi
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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 the 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.

The name of Kiriyama S˘shichi in the 1719 Ky˘to hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

 
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