BANDď MATATARď IV

Stage names:

Band˘ Matatar˘ IV
Arashi Kuhachi

Guild: T˘gokuya

Line number: YODAIME (IV)

Poetry name: T˘zan

Existence: ??? ~ 13th day of the 9th lunar month of 1801

Connections:

Father: Arashi Otohachi I

Masters: Ichimura Uzaemon IX, Ichimura Uzaemon VIII

Brother: Arashi Otohachi II

Career:

11th lunar month of 1747: he makes his first appearance on stage, at the Nakamuraza, playing a child role in the kaomise drama "Izu Gunzei Sum˘ no Nishiki".

11th lunar month of 1753: he becomes disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon VIII and takes the name of Band˘ Matatar˘ IV at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of the yakko Kiyarasuke in the kaomise program "Kamuri Kurabe Yatsushi Kuronushi".

11th lunar month of 1759: Matatar˘ becomes katakiyaku during the Ichimuraza kaomise program "Okunizome Shusse Butai".

5th lunar month of 1762: his master Ichimura Uzaemon VIII dies.

11th lunar month of 1762: Matatar˘ plays the role of Koretaka Shinn˘ in the Ichimuraza kaomise drama "Kisoe Uta Sakae Komachi".

1st lunar month of 1763: Matatar˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1768: Matatar˘ becomes tachiyaku and achieves a great success by playing the role of Arakawa Tar˘ in the Ichimuraza kaomise drama "Otokoyama Yunzei Kurabe".

1st lunar month of 1770: Matatar˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1770: Matatar˘ moves to ďsaka and plays the role of Eda Genz˘ in the kaomise program "Ma'ichimonjiya Sakigake Hy˘ban", which is produced by Ogawa Kichitar˘ I at the Naka no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1771: Matatar˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1771: Matatar˘ is back in Edo and plays the role of Harata Rokur˘ in the Ichimuraza kaomise "Kono Hana Yotsugi no Hachinoki".

1st lunar month of 1772: Matatar˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Ume˘maru in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; the roles of Matsu˘maru and Sakuramaru are played by ďtani Hiroji III and Arashi Sangor˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1772: Matatar˘ moves to the Nakamuraza and takes part in the kaomise program "ďyoroi Ebid˘ Shinozuka", which celebrates the great shűmei of the actors Ichikawa Ebiz˘ III, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV and Ichikawa Komaz˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1773: premiere at the Nakamuraza of the play "Gohiiki Kanjinch˘", performed as a kaomise drama. Matatar˘ plays the roles of Band˘ Tar˘ (!) and Ise no Sabur˘ [casting]. This 46-days long performance, which is also the shűmei of Nakamura Rik˘ I, is a tremendous success.

9th lunar month of 1774: Matatar˘ plays in the same theater the role of Maboroshi no Takeemon in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki".

11th lunar month of 1774: Matatar˘ moves to the Moritaza and plays the roles of Kasuya T˘ta and Kisanta in the kaomise drama "Ichi no Tomi Tsuki no Kaomise", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actor Nakamura Shingor˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1775: Matatar˘ plays in the same theater the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year program "Shida Yuzuriha H˘rai Soga". The roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari are played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I.

8th lunar month of 1775: Matatar˘ plays in the same theater the role Watanabe Minbu in the drama "Keisei Tsuki no Miyako".

11th lunar month of 1775: Matatar˘ moves to the Ichimuraza and achieves a great success by playing the role of ďmori Hikoshichi in the kaomise drama "Oyafune Taiheiki". His stage partners are Ichikawa Ebiz˘ III, Iwai Hanshir˘ IV, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV, Ichikawa Yaoz˘ II, Osagawa Tsuneyo II, Nakamura Noshio I and Sakata Hangor˘ II.

7th lunar month of 1776: Matatar˘ plays in the same theater the role of Sukune Tar˘ in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1776: Matatar˘ moves to the Nakamuraza and plays in the kaomise drama "Sakuya Kono Hana no Kaomise".

8th lunar month of 1777: Matatar˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki and Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

9th lunar month of 1777: Matatar˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki and Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna".

11th lunar month of 1779: Matatar˘ becomes jitsuaku and plays in the kaomise drama "Uta Kurabe T˘sei Moy˘", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Yaoz˘ III.

3rd lunar month of 1780: Matatar˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Ume˘maru and Shund˘ Genba in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; the roles of Matsu˘maru and Sakuramaru are played by Nakamura Nakaz˘ I and Ichikawa Yaoz˘ III.

4th lunar month of 1780: first Kabuki adaptation of Utei Emba, Kij˘ Tar˘ and Y˘ Y˘dai puppet theater drama "Go Taiheiki Shiraishi Banashi". The play is staged in Edo at the Moritaza; Matatar˘ plays the roles of Marigase Shűya and Doj˘ [casting].

5th lunar month of 1780: Matatar˘ plays in the same theater the role of Ari˘maru in the drama "Hime Komatsu Ne-no-Hi no Asobi". The role of Shunkan is played by Ichikawa Danz˘ IV.

9th lunar month of 1780: Matatar˘ plays in the same theater the role of the farmer Yomosaku in the drama "Yamatogana Ariwara Keizu".

11th lunar month of 1780: Matatar˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of Nanba Jir˘, the villain of the "Shibaraku" scene starring Ichikawa Danz˘ IV, in the kaomise drama "Tokimekiya Oedo no Hatsuyuki", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata star Arashi Hinasuke I.

3rd lunar month of 1781: Matatar˘ plays in the same theater the role of Teraoka Heiemon in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; the roles of Yuranosuke and Okaru are played by Ichikawa Danz˘ IV and Nakamura Kumejir˘.

11th lunar month of 1781: Matatar˘ plays in the same theater the role of Yawata no Sabur˘ in the new year program "Nanakusa Yosooi Soga".

7th lunar month of 1782: Matatar˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Watanabe Minbu and the yakko Dampei in the drama "Datezome Shikata K˘shaku", whose plot and characters belong to the "Meiboku Sendai Hagi" world.

4th lunar month of 1783: Matatar˘ plays at the Moritaza the roles of the yakko Hatasuke, Sakama Denbŕ and Hosokawa Yoriyuki in the drama "Kagamiyama Koky˘ no Nishikie".

2nd lunar month of 1784: Matatar˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Denkaib˘ in the drama "Shinjű Ten no Amijima".

6th lunar month of 1800: Matatar˘ appears on stage for the last time, at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Hida Saemon in the drama "Genpei Nunobiki no Taki".

Comments:

Band˘ Matatar˘ IV was a good katakiyaku and tachiyaku of the second half of the eighteenth century. his forte were aragoto roles in jidaimono dramas. In the last years of his career, he took an active part in the management of the Ichimuraza but it did not work well and the theater had to close. He also managed a bath house in the district of Segawa-ch˘.

Band˘ Matatar˘ IV in a print made by Katsukawa Shunsh˘

Print made by Kitao Shigemasa at the end of the 1760s

Print made by Katsukawa Shunsh˘ in 1773

 
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