MATSUYA RAISUKE I

Stage names:

Matsuya Raisuke I In Japanese
Matsuya Kyűemon In Japanese
Matsuya Raisuke I In Japanese
Tsuuchi Raisuke In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Masters: Namiki S˘suke, Tsuuchi Kuheiji I

Brothers: Matsushima Hy˘tar˘, Izumikawa Sennosuke

Sons: Nakayama Bunshichi I, Nakayama Monjűr˘, Nakayama Shinkur˘ II

Grandson: Nakayama Yosabur˘ II

Disciples: Matsuya Yűsuke, Matsuya Heisuke

Career:

5th lunar month of 1732: disciple of Tsuuchi Kuheiji I, he received the name of Tsuuchi Raisuke and worked in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai on the drama "Kashű Naisuke-ga-Fuchi", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1732: Raisuke worked at the Naka no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Shikishima Wak˘ no Tsuzumi", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1733: Raisuke worked at the Naka no Shibai the kaomise drama "Genji Rokujűj˘", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1734: Raisuke worked at the Naka no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Honch˘ Bugaku no Hajimari", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

4th lunar month of 1735: he became a disciple of Namiki S˘suke and worked in the same theater on the drama "Tsu no Kuni Motomezuka".

11th lunar month of 1735: he took the name of Matsuya Raisuke I and worked at the ďnishi no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Momijigari Nishiki no Yomeiri", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1737: Raisuke worked at the Naka no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Fukakusa-no-In Sann˘ no Maki".

11th lunar month of 1738: Raisuke became tatesakusha and worked in ďsaka on the kaomise drama "Sanpukutsui Kogane no Ichigura", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1740: Raisuke worked at the Kado no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Hanaikusa Nishiki no Manmaku", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

12th lunar month of 1740: Raisuke worked [1] in the same theater on the drama "Katakiuchi Deguchi no Yanagi".

12th lunar month of 1741: Raisuke worked [2] at the Naka no Shibai on the drama "Ima Ori Daikanjima", which was produced by Anegawa Shinshir˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1742: Raisuke worked at the ďnishi no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Kud˘ Suketsune ďiso Gayoi", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1744: Raisuke worked [1] at the ďnishi no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Azuma Soga Fujimi no Sato", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

2nd lunar month of 1747: he took the name of Matsuya Kyűemon and worked [2] at the Naka no Shibai on the drama "Ishibashiyama Yoroi Zakura".

3rd lunar month of 1748: he took back the name of Matsuya Raisuke I and worked [3] in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai on the drama "T˘kaid˘ Kosute Ume".

11th lunar month of 1750: Raisuke went to Ky˘to and worked on the kaomise drama "Kaikei Wag˘ Hanayakata", which was produced by Miyako Handayű.

6th lunar month of 1751: Raisuke worked in the same theater on the drama "Katakiuchi Deguchi no Yanagi" [4]. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Matsuya Raisuke I was a Kamigata sakusha, who was active from the first half of the 1730s to the beginning of the 1750s. He worked on more than 40 dramas. Belonging to a family of actors, his first name Raisuke was also used by 5 actors of the Nakayama clan (Nakayama Raisuke).

[1] Along with the sakusha Namiki J˘suke.

[2] Along with the sakusha Namiki Eisuke I.

[3] Along with the sakusha Tamenaga Sench˘ and Takeda Bunz˘.

[4] He had already worked on the premiere of this drama in ďsaka in the 12th lunar month of 1740.

 
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