BANDď MATAJ█Rď I

Stage names:

Band˘ Matajűr˘ I In Japanese
Band˘ Sawaemon In Japanese
Uemura Sagenta In Japanese
Sodesaki Chisato In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Existence: ???

Connection:

Masters: Band˘ Matakur˘ II (?), Sodesaki Karyű (?)

Career:

11th lunar month of 1693: first-recorded performance in Ky˘to; this wakaonnagata is most likely a disciple of Sodesaki Karyű and his stage name is Sodesaki Chisato.

1695: he goes to Edo to perform at the Moritaza, where he takes the name of Uemura Sagenta (relation to the Uemura clan unknown).

11th lunar month of 1696: Sagenta plays at the Moritaza the role of Akashi-no-Mae in the drama "Shitenn˘ Yome Kagami".

1st lunar month of 1700: he becomes tachiyaku, most likely disciple of Band˘ Matakur˘ II, and takes the name of Band˘ Sawaemon at the Moritaza, playing the role of Hachiman Tar˘ in the new year drama "Kagemasa Ikazuchi Mond˘".

Fall 1705: Sawaemon goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1705: Band˘ Sawaemon takes the name of Band˘ Matajűr˘ I in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater.

Fall 1706: Matajűr˘ goes to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1706: he becomes katakiyaku and plays the role of Ikegami Hasunoj˘ in the kaomise drama "Shinpan Honma Ky˘gen", which is produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1708: Matajűr˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1708: Matajűr˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Tate Eboshi Daijin Bashira".

3rd lunar month of 1709: Matajűr˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is (superior).

11th lunar month of 1709: Matajűr˘ plays in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Mai˘gi Masaki no Kazura", which is produced by Ogino Yaegiri I.

3rd lunar month of 1710: Matajűr˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior).

11th lunar month of 1710: Matajűr˘ plays in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Sasaki Uji ďshimadai", which is produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

3rd lunar month of 1711: Matajűr˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

Fall 1715: Matajűr˘ goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1715: Matajűr˘ becomes tachiyaku and plays in the kaomise drama "Chiyogasane Kiku no Shinpai", which is produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I for the nadai Hayagumo Ch˘dayű.

11th lunar month of 1719: Matajűr˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays in the kaomise drama "H˘raisan Hiyoku no Tsurukame", which is produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I for the nadai Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ.

Fall 1721: Matajűr˘ goes to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1721: Matajűr˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Onna Genji Musha Sugoroku", which is produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II.

11th lunar month of 1722: Matajűr˘ plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Kumagushi D˘kan in the kaomise drama "Genji Moy˘ Ichimai Gushi", which is produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II (who celebrates his shűmei).

Fall 1728: Matajűr˘ goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1728: Matajűr˘ becomes katakiyaku and plays in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Kogane no Uroko", which is produced by Sanogawa Mangiku at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater.

Fall 1730: Matajűr˘ goes to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1730: Matajűr˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of Abe no Munet˘ in the kaomise drama "Kankatsu Michinoku no Miyako".

1st lunar month of 1734: Matajűr˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of Kajiwara in the new year drama "Harukoma Kan˘ Soga"; this is his last-recorded stage performance. We don't know what happens to him afterwards. His last ranking in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-(shiro)j˘.

Comments:

Band˘ Matajűr˘ I was a versatile actor, who was active in Kamigata and Edo from the beginning of the 1690s to the middle of the 1730s. He was trained as an onnagata but switched to male roles in 1700 and performed either as a tachiyaku, katakiyaku or jitsuaku.

Band˘ Matajűr˘ I playing the role of Abe no Munet˘ in the kaomise drama "Kankatsu Michinoku no Miyako", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1730 at the Moritaza

The Band˘ Matajűr˘ line of actors

 
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