Poetry name: Kaen
Existence: 1674 ~ 17th day of the 9th lunar month of 1721
Father-in-law: Yamanaka Heikur˘ I
Masters: Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, Yamamoto Kamon (?)
1700: he starts his career in Ky˘to, performing under the name of Yamamoto Takejűr˘ as a wakashugata.
Fall 1704: Takejűr˘ settles in Edo.
2nd lunar month of 1714: Takejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shares the same rank with Ichikawa Danz˘ I and Ogawa Zengor˘ I.
1st lunar month of 1719: Takejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent). He plays in the same theater the role of Moritsuna in the ne year drama "Keisei Murasaki Tazuna", which celebrates the hatsubutai of Matsumoto Shichiz˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1720: he becomes jitsuaku, takes the name of Yamanaka Takejűr˘ (in honour of his father-in-law) and plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Mushanosuke in the kaomise drama "Kodakara Imagawaj˘".
1st lunar month of 1721: Takejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). Takejűr˘ plays in the same theater the role of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune in the new year sogamono "Tsurukame Wakayagi Soga"; the roles of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and Soga Gor˘ Tokimune are played by Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I and Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV; this is Takejűr˘'s last appearance on stage.
17th day of the 9th lunar month of 1721: Takejűr˘ dies in Edo.
Yamanaka Takejűr˘ was born and trained in Ky˘to, where he became a wakaonnagata. He moved to Edo, where he definitively switched to male roles in 1713 after 8 seasons spent as a female roles specialist. He was a tachiyaku for 7 seasons and finally became a jitsuaku like his legendary father-in-law Yamanaka Heikur˘ I. As a wakaonnagata, he excelled in yatsushigoto or bud˘goto. As a tachiyaku, his forte was wagoto. As a jitsuaku, he was outstanding in iroaku.
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