Existence: ??? ~ 12th day of the 1st lunar month of 1713 
Masters: Murayama Heiemon III, Komai Sh˘zaemon
Son: Murayama Shirotar˘
11th lunar month of 1686: Shir˘ji performed as a tachiyaku in ďsaka at Arashi Monzabur˘ I's theater. His yearly salary was 80 ry˘. His stage partners were Arashi San'emon I, Takeshima K˘zaemon I, Uemura Tatsuya, Namie Kokan, Hanai Saijir˘, Kaneko Hikotar˘, Kawashima Kazuma, Yoshijima Kodayű, Sawai Hannosuke, Matsumoto Hy˘z˘, Sawamura Kodenji I, ďyama Giemon, Iwakura Man'emon and Sendai Yahachi.
11th lunar month of 1692: Shir˘ji played in Ky˘to the role of And˘ Sen'emon in the drama "Kawachi Izumi Renri no Matsu", which was produced by Murayama Heiemon III.
1694: Shir˘ji settled in Edo to perform at the Moritaza.
1st lunar month of 1697: Shir˘ji played at the Nakamuraza the role of Nagoya Sanzabur˘ in the new year drama "Daifukuch˘ Sankai Nagoya", which included the first bombastic "Shibaraku" scene in Kabuki history.
Murayama Shir˘ji was a tachiyaku actor, who was born and trained in Kamigata and who ended his career in Edo. He was active from the 1670s to the first half of the 1700s. He performed in the first sayaate scene in Kabuki history!
 The 12th day of the 1st lunar month of the 3rd year of the Sh˘toku era was the 6th of February 1713 in the western calendar.
Murayama Shir˘ji in an ilustration from the book "Kokon Shibai Irokurabe Hyakunin Isshu" (1st lunar month of 1693)
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