MIYAZAKI J█SHIRď
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Miyazaki Jűshir˘ I
Miyazaki Jűshir˘ I  In Japanese | Miyazaki Shikibu  In Japanese
 

Born in 1667. Disciple of Miyazaki Denkichi, his first stage name was Miyazaki Shikibu and he performed as a wakashugata in Edo from 1686 to 1693. He took the name of Miyazaki Jűshir˘ I and became tachiyaku in 1694. He performed in the 1st lunar month of 1723 at the Moritaza in the new year sogamono "Suiry˘ Soga". He died the 25th day of the 2nd lunar month 1723 [1]. He was the adoptive father of Miyazaki Jűshir˘ II. His rank in the 1723 Edo hy˘banki (3rd lunar month of 1723), tachiyaku section, was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior) [visual]. His best rank was 2 black strokes above j˘-(shiro)j˘ [visual] in the 1721 and 1722 Edo hy˘banki. He was said to be better in jidaimono than sewamono. His forte was bud˘goto.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Hajű Tomoeya

The name of Miyazaki Jűshir˘ I in the 1721 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Prints & Illustrations

Miyazaki Jűshir˘ II
 

The actor Miyazaki Jűshir˘ II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1723 to the 1st lunar month of 1769.

ďtani Hiroemon III (left) and Miyazaki Jűshir˘ II (right) playing the roles of Oni˘ Shinzaemon and Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki in the new year sogamono drama "Hitokidori Harutsuge Soga", which was staged in the 2nd lunar month of 1764 at the Nakamuraza

Miyazaki Jűshir˘ III
Miyazaki Jűshir˘ III  In Japanese | Miyazaki Hachiz˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Miyazaki Jűshir˘ II, his first stage name was Miyazaki Hachiz˘. He performed as a katakiyaku in Edo from 1753. He took the name of Miyazaki Jűshir˘ III in the 1st lunar month of 1784 at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of Fujisawa Nyűd˘ Ganzan in the new year drama "Fude Hajime Kanjinch˘". He performed also hand˘gataki from 1792. He was t˘dori at the Kawarazakiza in 1801. No record from 1806. His bst ranking was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual] in the 1799 Edo hy˘banki (1st lunar month of 1799), katakiyaku section,

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Hajű, Itsujű Tomoeya

Miyazaki Jűshir˘ III [2] in a print made in 1770 by Ippitsusai Bunch˘ for the Ehon Butai ďgi series of prints

 

Notes

[1] The 25th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 8th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 31st of March 1723 in the western calendar.

[2] His stage name was still Miyazaki Hachiz˘ when the Ehon Butai ďgi series of prints were published.

 
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