BANDď MITAHACHI
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Band˘ Mitahachi I
 

The actor Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III held the name of Band˘ Mitahachi I from the 3rd lunar month of 1782 to the 11th lunar month of 1782.

The name of Band˘ Mitahachi I in the koyaku section of the 1782 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Band˘ Mitahachi 1.2
Band˘ Mitahachi  In Japanese | Band˘ Sanpei  In Japanese | Band˘ Minosuke  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I, he made his debut on stage as a koyaku actor at the Ichimuraza in the 11th lunar month of 1778. His first stage name was Band˘ Minosuke. He took the name of Band˘ Sanpei while his brother received the name of Band˘ Minosuke I in the 3rd lunar month of 1782 at the Moritaza. He finally took the name of Band˘ Mitahachi in the 11th lunar month of 1783 at the Moritaza and held it up the end of 1788. His ranking in the 1788 Edo hy˘banki, koyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). He was the kanjiku for the koyaku actors. No record after 1789.

The name of Band˘ Mitahachi in the koyaku section of the 1788 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Band˘ Mitahachi II
 

The actor Morita Kan'ya X held the name of Band˘ Mitahachi II from the 11th lunar month of 1820 to the 8th lunar month of 1824.

Band˘ Mitahachi 2.3
Band˘ Mitahachi  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV, he held the name of Band˘ Mitahachi during the K˘ka era. He was never acknowledged as an official holder of the name.

Band˘ Mitahachi 2.4
Band˘ Mitahachi  In Japanese
 

An obscure actor held the name of Band˘ Mitahachi from 1869 to 1871.

Band˘ Mitahachi III
 

The actor Morita Kan'ya XIII held the name of Band˘ Mitahachi III from December 1890 to October 1906.

Band˘ Mitahachi III playing the role of Yoshichir˘ in the drama "Seki-ga-Hara Kami no Aoiba", which was staged in October 1897 at the Meijiza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

Band˘ Mitahachi IV
Morita Kin'ya  In Japanese | Band˘ Mitahachi IV  In Japanese
 

Born the 8th of February 1933. Son of Morita Kan'ya XIV, he started his career in April 1943 at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘, where he received the name of Band˘ Mitahachi IV. After WWII, he performed in T˘ky˘ koshibai under the name of Morita Kin'ya.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Kinojiya Morita Hajime
 
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