|BANDď MATAJ█Rď I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
1695: he goes to Edo to perform at the Moritaza, where he takes the name of Uemura Sagenta (relation to the Uemura clan unknown).
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.
Fall 1715: Matajűr˘ goes to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1717: Matajűr˘ plays the role of ďtomo no Kuronushi in Sakakiyama Kansuke I's kaomise drama "ďmu Gaeshi Momotose Gitsune", which is produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater; his stage partners are 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˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays the role of Wadanohara Tatewaki 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 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.
Fall 1730: Matajűr˘ goes to Edo.
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˘.
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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