Dates of birth and death unknown.
Disciple of Yamakawa Hikozaemon, he started his career in Edo, performing as a tachiyaku under the name of Yamakawa Hikogor˘.
His first-recorded performance happened in the 1st lunar month of 1700 at the Nakamuraza, where he played in the new year drama "Mannen Goyomi Inariyama".
He went to Ky˘to, became katakiyaku and took the name of ďtani Hikosabur˘
to play the role of Gofukuya Sh˘bŕ in the 1st lunar month of 1707 in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kiba no Ume",
which was staged at Miyako Mandayű's theater. He was active in Ky˘to up to 1725 (where he was in the last years of his stay both an actor and a t˘dori).
He went to ďsaka at the beginning of 1727 and switched to tachiyaku roles.
He played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Tsukuba Sukejűr˘ in the drama "Butsumo Mayasan Kaich˘", which was produced by Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I
in the 2nd lunar month of 1726. His ranking in the 1726 ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section,
was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior).
He stopped acting in ˘shibai and started to perform in tabi shibai.
There were records of performances in Ise and Nagoya in 1731. He performed as a jitsuaku in Nagoya in 1732.
His last-recorded performance happened in 1734 in Nagoya, where he performed for the zamoto Onogawa Sennosuke at the Seijuin no Shibai.
No record afterwards.