Poetry name: Rit˘
Existence: 1733 ~ 15th day of the 5th lunar month of 1772 
Master: Onoe Kikugor˘ I
Brother: Onoe Kumesuke
Disciples: Onoe Monzabur˘ I, Onoe Kumez˘, Onoe Kumaz˘
1733: born in Ky˘to.
1749: Montar˘ starts his career in Ky˘to, where he performs as an iroko.
1750: Montar˘ becomes wakaonnagata.
1753: Montar˘ becomes tachiyaku.
11th lunar month of 1753: Montar˘ performs in Ky˘to at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Futaba no Nishiki Midori no Onikage", which is produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I; his stage partners are the actors Somematsu Shichisabur˘ I, Sakata T˘jűr˘ III, Fujioka Daikichi, Imamura Shichisabur˘ II, Arashi Tominosuke I and Band˘ Sukesabur˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1754: Montar˘ plays at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater in Ky˘to the role of Minamoto no Yoshitsune in the kaomise drama "Fűkigusa Aioi Genji", which is produced by Somematsu Matsujir˘. This drama is in fact the first Kabuki adaptation of the puppet drama "Yoshitsune Koshigoej˘" [more details].
11th lunar month of 1756: Montar˘ plays at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of the wakat˘ Sodesuke, in reality Ecchű no Saburobŕ, in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Bimandai Kuniiri Kamakura Kagami", which is produced in Ky˘to by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I. He changes the first ideogram of his first name:
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1st lunar month of 1758: first Kabuki adaptation of the 5 acts puppet theater drama "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki", which is simultaneously produced at the Minamigawa no Shibai [casting] and the Kitagawa no Shibai [casting]. It used its real title at the former theater but it was entitled "Keisei Niwatoriyama" at the latter theater; Montar˘ plays in the latter theater the role of Kan˘nosuke Naonobu.
Fall 1759: Montar˘ goes to Edo.
Spring 1760: Montar˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year drama "Katachi-ni Kage Masakado Soga"; the roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari are played by Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II and Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II.
6th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1760 : a fire breaks out in the district of Kanda and spreads to Susaki in Fukagawa. It destroys both the Ichimuraza and the Nakamuraza; It is called "Akashiya no Kaji" ("the Akashiya fire"), based on the name of the shop where it started.
Fall 1760: Montar˘ goes to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1760: Montar˘ plays in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of the yakko Teruhei in the kaomise drama "Kiku Nagashi Kokka Taiheiki", which is produced by Nakamura Senz˘ and celebrates the shűmei of Nakamura Manbŕ.
11th lunar month of 1761: Montar˘ plays in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater the role of Minamoto no Raik˘ in Amano Kyűshichi's kaomise drama "Mineiri Futaba Genji", which is produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1767: Montar˘ and his brother Onoe Kumesuke produce at the Kitagawa no Shibai the kaomise drama "Daikokuten", which celebrates the shűmei of Band˘ Yasuke and Band˘ Sukesabur˘ II; Montar˘ plays the roles of Kano no Utanosuke and the zat˘ Kazahaya Kengyo.
11th lunar month of 1769: Montar˘ performs in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Asahimaru Genji Kagami", which is produced by his younger brother Onoe Kumesuke, welcomes in the Imperial City the actor Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II and his son Sawamura Tanosuke I and celebrates the shűmei of Nakamura Shingor˘ II.
1st lunar month of 1771: Montar˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. He shares the same rank with Nakamura Jűz˘ II and Fujimatsu Sanjűr˘ I. Montar˘ plays in the same theater the role of Imagawa Nakaaki in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei ďe no Kishi". This is his last-recorded appearance on stage.
15th day of the 5th lunar month of 1772 : Montar˘ dies in Ky˘to.
Onoe Montar˘ was a talented Ky˘to tachiyaku actor, who was active in his native city from the end of the 1740s to the beginning of the 1770s. Well-endowed, he was said to have a great stage presence. With the exception of a short stay in Edo, he made all his career in Ky˘to. It is worthy to note that he has never performed, even once, in ďsaka.
 The 15th day of the 5th lunar month of the 9th year of the Meiwa era was the 15th of June 1772 in the western calendar.
 The 6th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 10th year of the H˘reki era was the 22nd of March 1760 in the western calendar.
Onoe Montar˘ in a print made by Torii Kiyomasu II (1760?)
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