|KAWATAKE SHINSHICHI I|
Poetry name: Zesui
Existence: 1747 ~ 14th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1795 
Master: Kanai Sansh˘
Disciples: Kawatake Bunji, Kawatake Matsuz˘
1747~1760s: born in Edo in a family of N˘ actor. His first name was Takesabur˘. Disciple of a man named Horie Kanjir˘ (unknown business; most likely not related to N˘ or Kabuki), he received the name of Horie Kansuke.
11th lunar month of 1766: Shinshichi worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Kadota Sorobŕ, Dontsű Yosabŕ I, Nakamura Jűsuke II, Masuyama Kinpachi I and Sei Hidesuke, on the kaomise drama "Kogane no Hana Kaijin Arasmusha", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Kirishima Gizaemon I.
11th lunar month of 1770: Shinshichi worked at the Nakamuraza for the tatesakusha Sakurada Jisuke I on the kaomise drama "Nue no Mori Ichiy˘ no Mato", which celebrated the shűmei of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V, Nakamura Sh˘ch˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke II, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ III and Band˘ Sanpachi II.
11th lunar month of 1773: premiere at the Nakamuraza of the kaomise drama "Gohiiki Kanjinch˘". Shinshichi and Okuno Sasuke worked on this drama under the supervision of the tatesakusha Sakurada Jisuke I This 46-days long performance, which also celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Rik˘ I, was a tremendous success.
3rd lunar month of 1775: Shinshichi wrote the lyrics in the same theater of the Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Shinobu Uri", which was successfully staged with Nakamura Nakaz˘ I, Ichikawa Danz˘ IV, Yamashita Kinsaku II, Ichikawa Monnosuke II and Arashi Hinaji.
11th lunar month of 1778: Shinshichi became tatesakusha and worked at the Moritaza on the kaomise drama "Date Nishiki Tsui no Yumitori". He wrote the lyrics of the Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Momiji Gasa Ito no Nishikigi".
11th lunar month of 1780: Shinshichi worked at the Nakamuraza on the kaomise drama "Kite Kaeru Nishiki no Wakayaka". He wrote the lyrics of the Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Iro-ni Iro Momiji no Tamazusa".
1793: he took the tonsure in Edo, calling himself Chiku˘.
14th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1795 : he died in Edo.
Kawatake Shinshichi I was an important Edo sakusha, who was active from the 1760s to 1780 and worked on more than 30 dramas, including several Tokiwazu-based dance-dramas. He was very close to the actor Nakamura Nakaz˘ I.
 the 14th day of the 3rd lunar month of the 7th year of the Kansei era was the 2nd of May 1795 in the western calendar.
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