Existence: ??? ~ 28th day of the 5th lunar month of 1837 
Before 1824: born in Kamigata. He was initially a taiko mochi. He settled in Edo at an unknown date. He worked as a sakusha dedicated to the Edo onnagata star Iwai Hanshir˘ V. His first pen name was Izutsu Yasuke as he was related to a chaya named Izutsu in ďsaka.
1st lunar month of 1833: he took the name of Izutsu Tokubŕ and quickly switched back to Izutsu Yasuke.
3rd lunar month of 1833: he became nimaime sakusha and worked for Mimasuya Nis˘ji at the Kawarasakiza on the 22-act chűshinguramono drama "Ura Omote Chűshingura" . The dance-drama "Ochiudo" was premiered in "Ura Omote Chűshingura" with Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V and Onoe Kikugor˘ III in the roles of Kanpei and Okaru.
1833: he took the name of Mimasuya Shir˘.
11th lunar month of 1835: Shir˘ worked at the Moritaza, along with Takarada Jusuke (tatesakusha) and Matsui Yűsuke III, on the kaomise drama "Hanayagura Kabuki no Jintori", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Kuz˘ II and Band˘ Zenk˘.
28th day of the 5th lunar month of 1837 : Shir˘ died in Edo.
 Mimasu Ichiji in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".
 the 28th day of the 5th lunar month of the 8th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 30th of June 1837 in the western calendar.
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