MATSUMOTO SHIGEMAKI

Nickname: Hishiya Jűsuke

Existence: dates unknown

Connection:

Master: Matsumoto Nazaemon II

Career:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall 1707: Shigemaki goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1707: Shigemaki plays 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, is j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior).

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

Fall 1710: Shigemaki is back to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1710: Shigemaki plays 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, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

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

11th lunar month of 1713: Shigemaki plays 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, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

Fall 1715: Shigemaki goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1715: Shigemaki plays at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater the role of Ohatsu in the kaomise drama "Manp˘ Chitose no Matsu", which is produced by Yamatoya Jinbŕ III and includes 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, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

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

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

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

Fall 1718: Shigemaki goes back to ďsaka.

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

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

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

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

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

1st lunar month of 1723: Shigemaki appears 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 is produced by Otowa Jirosabur˘ I. Then, he retires from the Kabuki world. The year of his death is 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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