BANDÔ MATAJIRÔ
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Bandô Matajirô I
Bandô Matazaemon I  In Japanese | Bandô Matajirô I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Elder son of the dôkegata Bandô Matakurô I, he did his training with his father, who gave him the name of Bandô Matajirô I at an unknown date. He performed in the troupe of his father and joined several times the performers who went to to play at the mansion of the daimyô Matsudaira Yamato-no-Kami. His forte was comical hyôshimai. He took the name of Bandô Matazaemon I at the end of his career. He most likely died at the beginning of the Genroku era. He fathered three sons, who all became talented actors or theater managers: Bandô Matatarô I, Bandô Matakurô II and Bandô Matakurô III.

Bandô Matajirô II
 

The actor and zamoto Bandô Matakurô III held the name of Bandô Matajirô II from his childhood to the 10th lunar month of 1699.

Bandô Matajirô II (1st lunar month of 1693)

Bandô Matajirô III
 

The actor Bandô Matatarô II held the name of Bandô Matajirô III in his youth.

Bandô Matajirô IV
 

The actor and zamoto Morita Kan'ya IV held the name of Bandô Matajirô IV from the 11th lunar month of 1709 to Spring 1712.

Bandô Matajirô 4.5
Bandô Matajirô  In Japanese
 

A minor actor, who made an obscure career in Edo, then in Kamigata, held the name of Bandô Matajirô between 1814 and 1831. He was not acknowledged as an official member of the line.

Bandô Matajirô performing in the drama "Toki-ha Ima Gohiiki Yakko", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1815 at the Kawarazakiza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

 
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