|BANDď MATAJ█Rď I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
1695: he went to Edo to perform at the Moritaza, where he took the name of Uemura Sagenta (relation to the Uemura clan unknown).
1st lunar month of 1700: he became tachiyaku, most likely disciple of Band˘ Matakur˘ II, and took 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 went to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1705: Band˘ Sawaemon took the name of Band˘ Matajűr˘ I in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater.
Fall 1706: Matajűr˘ went to ďsaka.
Fall 1715: Matajűr˘ went to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1717: Matajűr˘ played the role of ďtomo no Kuronushi in Sakakiyama Kansuke I's kaomise drama "ďmu Gaeshi Momotose Gitsune", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater; his stage partners were Shibazaki Rinzaemon I, Kirinami Takie, Yamada Jinpachi, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I, Sawamura Otoemon I, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I, Katayama Kozaemon, Matsushima Moheiji and Onoe Samon.
11th lunar month of 1719: Matajűr˘ became jitsuaku and played the role of Wadanohara Tatewaki in the kaomise drama "H˘raisan Hiyoku no Tsurukame", which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I for the nadai Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ.
Fall 1721: Matajűr˘ went to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1722: Matajűr˘ played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Kumagushi D˘kan in the kaomise drama "Genji Moy˘ Ichimai Gushi", which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II (who celebrated his shűmei).
Fall 1728: Matajűr˘ went to Ky˘to.
Fall 1730: Matajűr˘ went to Edo.
1st lunar month of 1734: Matajűr˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Kajiwara in the new year drama "Harukoma Kan˘ Soga"; this was his last-recorded stage performance. We don't know what happens to him afterwards. His last ranking in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior) [visual].
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.
The Band˘ Matajűr˘ line of actors
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