LESSER KNOWN ACTORS - YAMAMOTO
   
Yamamoto Kanbŕ  
Yamamoto Kanbŕ  In Japanese | Yamamoto Kandayű  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. First record in the 11th lunar month of 1681: he performed as a kashagata in ďsaka. His first stage name was Yamamoto Kandayű. He performed in Edo in 1697. His rank in the 1699 Edo hy˘banki, kashagata section, was (superior) [visual]. He took the name of Yamamoto Kanbŕ in the 11th lunar month of 1700 at the Yamamuraza, playing the role of a tsubone in the kaomise drama "Yorimasa Mannen Goyomi". He went back to ďsaka in 1704. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1710 the role of a k˘shitsu in the kaomise drama "Shusse Yakushi Jűnishin", which was produced in ďsaka by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I. He played in the same theater in the 1st lunar month of 1711 the role of Miuranosuke's wife in the drama "Sode Nikki". His rank in the 1711 ďsaka hy˘banki, kashagata section, was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior) [visual]. No record afterwards. He was the master of Yamamoto Hikogor˘ and Yamamoto Matsusabur˘ I.

Yamamoto Kanbŕ (top/left), Matsushima Hanshichi II (rop/right) and Arakawa Jűr˘emon (bottom) playing the roles of a k˘shitsu, Teruhi-no-Mae and Ushiemon in the kaomise drama "Shusse Yakushi Jűnishin", which was staged in ďsaka in the 11th lunar month of 1710

Yamamoto Ky˘z˘  
Yamamoto Ky˘z˘  In Japanese | Yamaki Ky˘z˘  In Japanese | Yamamoto Ky˘z˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Yamamoto Hikogor˘, he started his career at the beginning of 1731. He became zamoto and produced in the 11th lunar month of 1732 at the Kita no Shinchi Shibai [1] the kaomise drama "Hana Yakata Imose no Matsukane". He went to Ky˘to in Fall 1734, took the name of Yamaki Ky˘z˘ and performed in the 11th lunar month of 1734 at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Tomi Yakata Kogane no Yaguruma", which was produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I. He became wakaonnagata and zamoto in Ky˘to, producing in the 11th lunar month of 1735 the kaomise drama "ďkamado Miyako no Ichigura". He went to Edo in Fall 1737, along with his master Yamamoto Hikogor˘ and Kaneko Mantoku. He took back the name of Yamamoto Ky˘z˘ and played at the Nakamuraza the role of Kokonoe in the kaomise drama "Soga Monogatari Osana Nikki". His master went back to Kamigata in 1740 but Ky˘z˘ stayed in Edo. He played at the Moritaza in the 1st lunar month of 1747 the role of Yaoya Oshichi in the new year drama "Edo Murasaki Kongen Soga". No record afterwards.

Yamamoto Ky˘z˘ playing the role of the keisei Takamado in the drama "Shin Yakata K˘y˘gun", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1737 at the Nakamuraza

 
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