|TSURUYA NANBOKU I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Existence: 1672 ~ 9th day of the 9th lunar month of 1736 
Uncle (?): Nanboku Sabu I
Father: Murayama Gentar˘ I (Nanboku Kidayű I)
Elder brother: Murayama Gentar˘ II (Nanboku Kidayű II)
Son: Tsuruya Nanboku II
11th lunar month of 1719: Nanboku Magotar˘ I and his son Tsuruya Genz˘ respectively took the names of Tsuruya Nanboku I and Nanboku Magotar˘ II at the Ichimuraza, performing together in the kaomise drama "Tategami Teika Kazura".
11th lunar month of 1735: Nanboku played at the Ichimuraza the role of Ono no Yoshizane in the kaomise drama "Kongen Nana Komachi". He fell ill at the beginning of the following year and had to retire.
Tsuruya Nanboku I, the founder of the Tsuruya clan, was a popular actor, who was specialized in comical roles and made all his career in Edo from the end of the Genroku era to the end of the Ky˘h˘ era. He was said to be a d˘kegata both on and off stage.
 The 9th day of the 9th lunar month of the 1st year of the Genbun era was the 13th of October 1736 in the western calendar.
Tsuruya Nanboku I (right) and Nakajima Mihoemon I (left) playing the roles of Minamoto no Yoshitora and Nikki Danj˘ Saemon in the new year drama "Keisei Fukubiki Nagoya", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1731 at the Nakamuraza
The Tsuruya Nanboku line of actors
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