YAGI NIEMON

Stage names:

Yagi Niemon In Japanese
Arashi Sanjűr˘ I In Japanese
Arashi Sanjűr˘ I In Japanese
Yagi Sanjűr˘ In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Gaki

Existence: ??? ~ 1752 (?)

Connection:

Master: Arashi San'emon II

Sons: Arashi Daizabur˘ I, Arashi Sanjűr˘ II

Disciple: Arashi T˘jűr˘

Career:

Before 1695: born in ďsaka in the district of Tenma. His first stage name is Yagi Sanjűr˘.

1695: he becomes a disciple of Arashi San'emon II and receives the name of Arashi Sanjűr˘ I.

7th day of the 11th lunar month of 1701: his master Arashi San'emon II dies.

Fall 1709: the actors Asao Jűjir˘, Fujikawa Buzaemon I and Sanjűr˘ go together to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1709: Sanjűr˘ plays at the Yamamuraza in the kaomise drama "Taihei Okuni Kabuki".

Fall 1710: Sanjűr˘ goes back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1710: Sanjűr˘ produces at Shioya Kuroemon's theater the kaomise drama "Shusse Yakushi Jűnishin".

11th lunar month of 1711: Sanjűr˘ produces at Shioya Kuroemon's theater the kaomise drama "Tanba Tar˘ Kamado Sh˘gun", in which he plays the role of Ky˘shima Kanshichi.

3rd lunar month of 1712: Sanjűr˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1712: Sanjűr˘ produces at Shioya Kuroemon's theater the kaomise drama "Mikawa no Kuni Yatsuhashi no Kura Saiwai Ch˘ja".

11th lunar month of 1713: Sanjűr˘ produces at Shioya Kuroemon's theater the kaomise drama "Yoyo Meoto Tsuru no Mago"; he plays the role of Nagisanosuke.

11th lunar month of 1714: Sanjűr˘ produces at Shioya Kuroemon's theater the kaomise drama "Bandai-ga-Ike no Tsurukame"; he plays the role of Tsuruoka Kikutar˘.

1st lunar month (spring?) of 1715: first Kabuki adaptation of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Daiky˘ji Mukashi Goyomi", which is entitled "Daiky˘ji" and is staged in ďsaka; Sanjűr˘ plays the role of Osan's father [casting].

11th lunar month of 1723: Sanjűr˘ produces at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater the kaomise drama "Manch˘ Chitose-gura", in which he plays the role of Daijinraku Fukudayű, in reality Manjűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1727: Arashi Sanjűr˘ I and his son Arashi Tomimatsu respectively take the names of Arashi Sanjűr˘ I (using a new writing with the "mountain" ideogram for san) and Arashi Sanjűr˘ II (using the classic writing with the "three" ideogram for san).

New writing (the first ideogram is the one for "mountain") Classic writing (the first ideogram is the one for "three")
山十郎 三十郎
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11th lunar month of 1728: Arashi Sanjűr˘ I takes the name of Yagi Niemon, playing the role of Yamanouchi K˘suke in the kaomise drama "Aioi Ch˘ja Sangai-gura", which was produced by his son Arashi Sanjűr˘ II in ďsaka.

1732: he takes back the name of Arashi Sanjűr˘ I (classic writing) to go on tour in Nagoya, where he plays the role of Bunz˘ in the drama "Keisei Hotoke no Hara".

1734: he takes back the name of Arashi Sanjűr˘ I (new writing) to go on tour in Nagoya and Ise; his travelling and stage partners are Fujioka Daikichi, Ogino Yaegiri I, Tamiya Shirogor˘, Sakakiyama Fujisabur˘, Tatsuoka Someemon, Sawamura S˘gor˘ I, Sagawa Bunz˘ II, Fukuda Dan'emon, ďtori Michiemon and Matsushima Hy˘tar˘. He takes back the name of Yagi Niemon when he is back in Kamigata.

End of the 1730s or beginning of the 1740s: Niemon retires from the Kabuki world.

20th day of the 5th lunar month of 1750: his son Arashi Sanjűr˘ II dies.

1752 (?): Niemon dies.

Comments:

Yagi Niemon was a talented tachiyaku actor, who made most of his career in Kamigata during the first half of the 18th century. His field of excellence was wagoto, especially yatsushigoto.

Yagi Niemon (left) and his son Arashi Sanjűr˘ II (right) playing the roles of Yamanouchi K˘suke and Umebayashi ďkura in the kaomise drama "Aioi Ch˘ja Sangai-gura", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1728 in ďsaka

Prints & Illustrations

The Arashi Sanjűr˘ line of actors

The Arashi Sanjűr˘ line of actors

 
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