Master: Matsumoto Nazaemon III
8th lunar month of 1687: Kodayű, along with Band˘ Matatar˘ I, Kokon Shinzaemon, Takimoto Kinnosuke, Takimoto Kingo, Akashi Sennosuke, Murayama Manzabur˘, Hanamura Kinue, Katayama Shinz˘, Sakurai Kaheiji and others, was invited to perform at the Edo mansion of the daimy˘ Matsudaira Yamato-no-Kami (the kami of the Yamato province).
1687 ~ 1692: he performed in Edo as a wakaonnagata.
1694 (?): he settled in Ky˘to and took the name of Yamazaki Kozaemon.
1st lunar month of 1712: Kozaemon played in the same theater the role of Ninomiya's elder sister in the new year drama "Soga Furiwake Gami".
Matsumoto Kozaemon was a kashagata actor, who was born and trained in Kamigata, spent the first half of his career in Edo and spent the second half of his career in ďsaka. He was active from the second half of the 1680s to the beginning of the 1710s.
Mitsuyama Shichisabur˘ (left), Matsumoto Kozaemon (center) and Takeshima K˘jűr˘ (right) playing the roles of Daihachi, Daihachi's mother and Oki-no-Ishi Banzaemon in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Hitachi Obi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1711 in ďsaka
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