MATSUMOTO SHIGEMAKI

Stage name:

Matsumoto Shigemaki In Japanese

Other name:

Hishiya Jűsuke In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Matsumoto Nazaemon II

Career:

Fall 1697: Shigemaki and Matsumoto Hy˘z˘ went together to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1697: Shigemaki became wakaonnagata at the Yamamuraza.

6th lunar month of 1699: Shigemaki played at the Yamamuraza the role of Ayame-no-Naishi in the drama "Isshin Onna Narukami".

End of 1703 (?): Shigemaki went back to ďsaka.

1st lunar month of 1704: Shigemaki played in ďsaka in the new year drama "Azuma Mond˘", which was produced by Kataoka Nizaemon I.

2nd lunar month of 1704: Shigemaki's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was (superior).

Fall 1707: Shigemaki went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1707: Shigemaki played at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Ohiyaki Sannin Musume".

1st lunar month of 1708: Shigemaki's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior).

1709: long tour in the provinces of Mino and ďmi.

Fall 1710: Shigemaki was back to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1710: Shigemaki performed at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Kenkon Daikoku Bashira".

3rd lunar month of 1711: Shigemaki's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

1st lunar month of 1713: Shigemaki went to Edo and performed at the Yamamuraza. His rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1713: Shigemaki performed at the Yamamuraza in the kaomise drama "Sazare Ishi Nasu no Futahashira".

2nd lunar month of 1714: Shigemaki's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

Fall 1715: Shigemaki went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1715: Shigemaki played at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater the role of Ohatsu in the kaomise drama "Manp˘ Chitose no Matsu", which was produced by Yamatoya Jinbŕ III and included a k˘j˘ commemorating the sudden death of Kataoka Nizaemon I.

1st lunar month of 1716: Shigemaki's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1716: Shigemaki played in Ky˘to at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater the role of Wakamatsu in the kaomise drama "Daikoku Tenjin Fukuju Musume", which was produced by Yamatoya Jinbŕ III.

1st lunar month of 1717: Shigemaki's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, slightly fell to j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1717: Shigemaki played in Ky˘to the role of the keisei Toyoura in the kaomise drama "Genj˘raku Biwa no ďumi", which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I in Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater.

1st lunar month of 1718: Shigemaki's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, fell to j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

Fall 1718: Shigemaki went back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1718: Shigemaki achieved a great success at the ďnishi no Shibai by playing the role of Oky˘ in the kaomise drama "Suehiro Ch˘ja Bandaigura", which was produced by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I and celebrated the shűmei of Sugiyama Kanzaemon III.

1st lunar month of 1719: Shigemaki's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

12th lunar month of 1719: Shigemaki went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1720: Shigemaki became zamoto and coproduced with Sodesaki Wakaura I in Ky˘to the kaomise drama "Shin Yakata Fukutoku no Kado".

11th lunar month of 1721: Shigemaki coproduced with Wakaura Kinjűr˘ in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the kaomise drama "Fuji Asama Taiheiraku".

1st lunar month of 1723: Shigemaki appeared on stage for the last time, playing in Ky˘to at Daikokuya Takenoj˘'s theater the role of the keisei ďyodo in the new year drama "Keisei Hitomaruzuka" which was produced by Otowa Jirosabur˘ I. Then, he retired from the Kabuki world. The year of his death was unknown.

Comments:

Matsumoto Shigemaki was a wakaonnagata, who made his career from 1697 to 1723. He excelled in onna bud˘, shittogoto, housewives and keisei roles. He opened an incense shop after retirement.

Matsumoto Shigemaki playing the role of the keisei ďyodo in the new year drama "Keisei Kuruma Yadori", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1721 in Ky˘to

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