MATSUMOTO SHIROSABURď

Stage names:

Matsumoto Shirosabur˘
Matsumoto Sakuya

Existence: dates unknown

Connection:

Master: Matsumoto Kozarashi

Sons: Matsumoto Shirogor˘, Ichikawa Danz˘ I (adopted?), Ichikawa Danzabur˘ I (adopted?)

Career:

1688: he starts his career in Edo as a disciple of Matsumoto Kozarashi, who gives him the name of Matsumoto Sakuya and trains him as a wakashugata. Later on, he takes the name of Matsumoto Shirosabur˘.

1694: Shirosabur˘ becomes tachiyaku.

1707: Shirosabur˘ becomes oyajigata. He also holds the position of t˘dori at the Moritaza.

11th lunar month of 1707: Shirosabur˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of Ono Yoshizane in the kaomise drama "Kankatsu Kayoi Komachi".

3rd lunar month of 1709: Shirosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, oyajigata section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). He shares this rank with ďkuma Utaemon and Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1709: Shirosabur˘ plays at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Tametomo Furiwakegami", which welcomes in Edo the ďsaka actors Hisamatsu Tasanta and Iwai Tamanoe. The others actors are Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I, Takii Hannosuke, Narukawa Genzaemon, Shirosabur˘'s son Ichikawa Danz˘ I and Saruwaka Sanzaemon II.

3rd lunar month of 1710: Shirosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, oyajigata section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1710: Shirosabur˘ plays at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Onna Tsuwamono Tokiwa no Matsu"; his stage partners are Shinomiya Genpachi, Hayakawa Dengor˘, Takahashi Motojir˘, Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I, Hisamatsu Tasanta, Saigoku Hy˘suke, Yasuda Kichir˘ji, Narukawa Genzaemon, Shirosabur˘'s son Ichikawa Danz˘ I, Saruwaka Sanzaemon II and Fujioka Daikichi.

1st lunar month of 1711: Shirosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, oyajigata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

2nd lunar month of 1713: Shirosabur˘ is expected to perform at the Moritaza but he suddenly falls ill. His name does not appear anymore in any Edo banzuke. The year of his death is unknown.

Comments:

Matsumoto Shirosabur˘ was a mainstay of the Moritaza, where he successfully acted as an oyajigata and worked as a t˘dori at the beginning of the 18th century.

The mon of Matsumoto Shirosabur˘

 
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