MATSUI KZ I

Playwright names:

Matsui Kz I In Japanese
Matsui Kz In Japanese | In Japanese

Other name:

Shimaji Tz In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Existence: 1778 ~ 21st day of the 8th lunar month of 1828 [1]

Connection:

Masters: Matsui Ysuke I, Namiki Gohei I

Disciple: Matsui Kz II

Career:

1778: born in Kamigata. He was a buddhist bonze for a while, before becoming a disciple of the Kamigata playwhright Namiki Gohei I. Then, he settled in Edo where he became a disciple of Matsui Ysuke I, who gave him the name of Matsui Kz.

11th lunar month of 1798: Kz worked at the Moritaza, along with Kimura Benisuke, Kasanui Sensuke I, Shimizu Shshichi I, Hon'ya Shshichi and Katsu Hyz I, on the kaomise drama "Taiheiki Mitsugi no Funauta", which celebrated the shmei of Ichikawa Aragor I. Kz changed the writing of his first name:

Old name New name
松井鴻三 松井鴻蔵

11th lunar month of 1799: Kz received the patronage of Sawamura Sjr III and Sawamura Gennosuke I; he worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Katsu Hyz I, Chikamatsu Monky and Matsushima Hanji I, on the kaomise drama "Utsukushiki Yuki no Sekai", which celebrated the shmei of Ogino Izabur II. Kz changed the writing of his first name:

Old name New name
松井鴻蔵 松井幸三

11th lunar month of 1800: Kz worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Namiki Gohei I, Kimura Enbu and Kawatake Bunji, on the kaomise drama "Genji Kumo Kogane no Kumadori", which celebrated the return in Edo of Ichikawa Omez I.

11th lunar month of 1801: Kz worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Segawa Jok II and Katsu Hyz I, on the kaomise drama "Date Dgutsui no tori", which celebrated the shmei of Band Hikozaemon I.

11th lunar month of 1804: Kz worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Namiki Gohei I, Muraoka Kji I and Shimizu Shshichi I, on the kaomise drama "Mishi Tamadare Yuki no Furusato", which celebrated the shmei of Suketakaya Takasuke II, Ichikawa Takinosuke and Kiriyama Monji III.

11th lunar month of 1805: Kz worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Namiki Gohei I, Muraoka Kji I, Shimizu Shshichi I and Shinoda Kinji I, on the kaomise drama "Keisei Yoshino no Kane".

11th lunar month of 1806: Kz worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Namiki Gohei I, Katsu Hyz I, Muraoka Kji I, Shimizu Shshichi I and Shinoda Kinji I [2], on the drama "Wakazakari Heike Monogatari".

13th day of the 11th lunar month of 1806: a fire broke out from the shop of the hair-dresser Tomokur in the district of Nihonbashi Fukiya-ch. It spread and reduced both the Ichimuraza and the Nakamuraza to ashes, killing many spectators.

11th lunar month of 1807: Kz worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Fukumori Kysuke I and Katsu Hyz I, on the kaomise drama "Kigoto no Hana Yashima Kaijin".

1st lunar month of 1808: Kz worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono "Tsuki no Ume Yawaragi Soga"; the roles of Kud Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor Tokimune and Soga Jr Sukenari were played by Band Mitsugor III, Onoe Eizabur I and Sawamura Gennosuke I.

11th lunar month of 1808: Kz worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Katsu Hyz I (tatesakusha), Shimizu Shshichi I and Sone Shkichi I, on the kaomise drama "Irosoyuru Nidai Genji", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Sawamura Tanosuke II and celebrates the shmei of Nakamura Rik II.

1st day of the 1st lunar month of 1809: a fire broke out in the district of Nihonbashi Sanai-ch and destroyed both the Ichimuraza and the Nakamuraza. The new year sogamono was staged at the beginning of the 4th lunar month after the rebuilding of the Ichimuraza.

11th lunar month of 1809: Kz worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Segawa Jok II (tatesakusha), Shinoda Kinji I and Tajima Konosuke I, on the kaomise drama "sh Dachiyuki no Kurogoma", whose plot and characters belonged to the "sh Adachi-ga-Hara" world.

1st lunar month of 1810: Kz worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono "Edo no Haru Gohiiki Soga"; the roles of Kud Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor Tokimune and Soga Jr Sukenari were played by Band Hikosabur III, Ichikawa Omez I and Sawamura Gennosuke I.

11th lunar month of 1810: Kz worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Nagawa Tokusuke I (tatesakusha) and Hon'ya Sshichi [3], on the kaomise drama "Yuki to Tsuki Hana no Kuronushi".

1st lunar month of 1811: Kz worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono "Sakaich Maizuru Soga"; the roles of Kud Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor Tokimune and Soga Jr Sukenari were played by Onoe Shroku I, Onoe Matsusuke II and Sawamura Gennosuke I.

3rd lunar month of 1811: premiere at the Nakamuraza of the 7-role Nagauta-based hengemono "Osozakura Teniha no Nana Moji" which was written by Nagawa Tokusuke I, Shinoda Kinji I and Kz; the seven roles were performed by Nakamura Utaemon III [4].

11th lunar month of 1811: Kz worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV, on the kaomise drama "Itsukushima Yuki no Mitegura", which celebrated the shmei of Sawamura Sjr IV [5].

11th lunar month of 1812: Kz worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Shinoda Kinji I, on the kaomise drama "Gohiiki Megumi no Amagoi".

11th lunar month of 1813: Kz became tatesakusha and worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Sakurada Jisuke II, Shinoda Kinji I and Katsu Hysuke, on the kaomise drama "Modoribashi Senani Gohiiki".

11th lunar month of 1814: Kz worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV (tatesakusha), Sakurada Jisuke II and Nagawa Kunisuke, on the kaomise drama "Sekai no Hana Sugawara Denju", which celebrated the shmei of tani Hiroemon IV and welcomed in Edo the actors Arashi Sangor III, Nakayama Shary, Arashi Umatar I and others minor actors.

1st lunar month of 1815: Kz worked in the same theater on the new year drama "Zho Fujimi no Saigy". He retired from the Kabuki world.

21st day of the 8th lunar month of 1828 [1]: Kz died in Edo.

Comments:

Matsui Kz I was born and raised in Kamigata and became an Edo sakusha, who worked on more than 60 dramas from the end of the 1790s to the middle of the 1810s. He often worked for Tsuruya Nanboku IV. His tssh was Honch, which was also the name of the district in Edo where he lived.

[1] The 21st day of the 8th lunar month of the 11th year of the Bunsei era was the 29th of September 1828 in the western calendar.

[2] Others minor sakusha were Imamura Kichisuke, Namiki Gisuke and Takahashi Shsuke.

[3] Matsui Kz I's disciple Matsui Shink was also part of the group of supporting sakusha (first participation in a kaomise drama).

[4] The 4th role is still part of the current repertoire and is staged under the title "Echigo Jishi".

[5] It was also the shmei of the tatesakusha Tsuruya Nanboku IV and the minor actors Sawamura Kinpei II, Ichikawa Tsunejr and Band Denzabur.

The name of Matsui Kz I in a 1814 Edo hybanki (the zone within the red shape on the right side of the picture)

 
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