Poetry name: Riyű
Relative: Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I
11th lunar month of 1703: he becomes wakaonnagata.
11th lunar month of 1709: Motojir˘ becomes tachiyaku; he plays at the Moritaza the role of Minamoto no Yorinaga in the kaomise drama "Tametomo Furiwakegami", which welcomes in Edo the ďsaka actors Hisamatsu Tasanta and Iwai Tamanoe.
Winter 1711: he takes the name of Imamura Shichisabur˘ I.
Fall 1711: Shichisabur˘ goes to ďsaka.
Fall 1716: Shichisabur˘ goes to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1716: Imamura Shichisabur˘ I takes the name of Nakamura Motojűr˘ at the Nakamuraza, playing in the kaomise drama "Mitsudomoe Katoku Biraki", which celebrates also the shűmei of Arashi Kiyosabur˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1717: Nakamura Motojűr˘ takes the name of Imamura Motojűr˘ at the Moritaza, playing the role of Nitta Yoshisada in the kaomise program "H˘n˘ Taiheiki"; his stage partners are Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, ďtani Hiroemon I, Ogawa Zengor˘ I, Asao Jűjir˘, Hayakawa Dengor˘ and Ichikawa Monnosuke I.
Imamura Motojűr˘, who was active from the beginning of the 1700s to the end of the 1710s, was a tachiyaku actor and the founder of the Imamura clan. His forte was yatsushigoto and nuregoto. There are some unanswered questions regarding this actor. For the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database, he did not take the names of Nakamura Motojűr˘ or Imamura Motojűr˘ and he died holding the name of Imamura Shichisabur˘ I the 23rd of the 11th lunar month of 1714. We've decided to trust the "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" for this actor.
The Imamura Shichisabur˘ line of actors
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