Stage names:

Onoe Tamiz˘ I
Onoe Tamiz˘
Onoe Kenz˘
Hanazome Tamiz˘

Guilds: Otowaya, Aizuya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry names: K˘ch˘, Baishi

Existence: 1754 ~ 1790


Masters: Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Hanazome Minanoj˘


1754 ~ 1769: born in Ky˘to. He starts his career in the children-actors troupe (kodomo shibai) led by Hanazome Minanoj˘, playing under the name of Hanazome Tamiz˘ in the precincts of temples and shrines (miyaji shibai). He stops acting for a few years before becoming a disciple of Onoe Kikugor˘ I in 1768. He receives the name of Onoe Kenz˘. He performs in the precinct of the Nishiki Tenjin shrine in Ky˘to in Spring 1768 then goes on tour in the Kamigata with a travelling troupe.

11th lunar month of 1769: Onoe Kenz˘ goes with his master to Edo and takes the name of Onoe Tamiz˘ at the Ichimuraza, playing in the kaomise drama "Mutsu no Hana Ume no Kaomise".

8th lunar month of 1779: Tamiz˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of Lady Kaoyo in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". He also changes the writing of his first name:

First writing for Tamiz˘ New writing
民蔵 多見蔵

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5th lunar month of 1780: tour in Sendai. Tamiz˘ uses the first writing for his first name.

1781: Tamiz˘ goes back to Kamigata and uses in the banzuke the new writing for his first name.

11th lunar month of 1787: his name appears for the last time in a Kabuki banzuke in ďsaka.


Onoe Tamiz˘ I was a wakaonnagata who made his career during the Meiwa, An'ei and Tenmei eras, excelling in keisei and housewives roles.

Onoe Tamiz˘ I playing the role of Princess Tatsu in the drama "Meoto Giku Izu no Kisewata", staged in the 11th lunar month of 1770 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Ippitsusai Bunch˘)

Prints & Illustrations

The Onoe Tamiz˘ line of actors

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