YAMAMOTO MATSUSABURď
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Yamamoto Matsusabur˘ I
Yamamoto Matsusabur˘ I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Yamamoto Kanbŕ, he was recorded in 1702, when he performed as a wakaonnagata a kamuro role in Ky˘to in the 1st lunar month of 1702. His rank in the 1702 Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was naka (middle class). No record afterwards.

Yamamoto Matsusabur˘ II
Yamamoto Matsusabur˘ II  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. Disciple of Yamamoto Hikogor˘, he received the name of Yamamoto Matsusabur˘ II and started his career in the 11th lunar month of 1719, performing at the Naka no Shibai as an iroko in the kaomise drama "Onna Daimy˘ Iroha Obi", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II. He became wakaonnagata in 1724, playing in Ky˘to the 11th lunar month of 1724 the role of Yas˘zaemon's sister Waki in the kaomise drama "ďjigawa Kogane no Mizuguruma", which was produced by Segawa Kikunoj˘ I. He went to Edo with his master Yamamoto Hikogor˘ and Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I. He played in the 1st lunar month of 1729 at the Moritaza the role of Okuni in the new year drama "Higashiyama Ch˘seiden". His rank in the 1729 Edo hy˘banki (3rd lunar month of 1729), wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. He died in Edo the 17th day of the 8th lunar month of 1729 [1].

Yamamoto Matsusabur˘ II playing the role of Okuni in the new year drama "Higashiyama Ch˘seiden", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1729 at the Moritaza

Yamamoto Matsusabur˘ III
Yamamoto Matsusabur˘ III  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Yamamoto Hikogor˘, he was recorded in 1732, when he performed in 11th lunar month of 1732 at the Kita no Shinchi Shibai [2] as an iroko in the kaomise drama "Hana Yakata Imose no Matsukane", which was produced by his master's disciple Yamamoto Ky˘z˘. No record afterwards.

[1] The 17th day of the 8th lunar month of the 14th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 9th of September 1729 in the western calendar.

[2] The Kita no Shinchi Shibai was also called Sakurabashi ďshibai (Grand Kabuki at the Sakura Bridge).

The name of Yamamoto Matsusabur˘ III in the 1733 ďsaka hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

 
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