Stage names:

Bandô Matakurô III
Morita Kan'ya III
Bandô Matajirô II
Bandô Fukumatsu

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Existence: ??? ~ 24th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1722


Grandfather: Bandô Matakurô I

Father: Bandô Matajirô I (Bandô Matazaemon I)

Uncle: Morita Kan'ya I

Brothers: Bandô Matatarô I, Bandô Matakurô II

Nephews: Bandô Matatarô II, Fujikawa Heikurô, Morita Kan'ya IV


???: date of birth in Edo unknown. His father Bandô Matajirô I gives him the name of Bandô Fukumatsu. He takes at an unknown date the name of Bandô Matajirô II.

11th lunar month of 1699: Morita Kan'ya II and Bandô Matajirô II respectively take the names of Bandô Matazaemon II and Morita Kan'ya III.

10th day of the 4th lunar month of 1700: his grandfather Bandô Matakurô I dies.

29 november 1703: an earthquake hits Edo and the resulting fires destroy the Moritaza.

28th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1704: his brother Bandô Matatarô I dies.

Spring 1712: Morita Kan'ya III, Bandô Matajirô IV and Bandô Matakurô II respectively take the names of Bandô Matakurô III, Morita Kan'ya IV and Bandô Matazaemon II.

24th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1722: Matakurô dies.


Bandô Matakurô III was an outstanding dancer of the Genroku era. As an actor, he was limited to roles with few lines because of his bad diction. He was also the zamoto of the Moritaza from the end of 1699 to the beginning of 1712. He died in his prime (most likely at the end of his twenties).

The mon of Bandô Matakurô III (the wood sorrel)

The Morita Kan'ya line of actors and theater managers

The Bandô Matakurô line of actors and theater managers

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