|KOKAN TARďJI I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Existence: 1644 ~ 19th day of the 10th lunar month of 1711
Fall 1699: Tar˘ji goes to ďsaka.
Fall 1700: Tar˘ji goes back to Ky˘to.
1st lunar month of 1704: Tar˘ji goes to Edo and plays at the Yamamuraza in the new year drama "Genji Aioi Jűnidan"; his stage partners are Miyazaki Denkichi, Ogawa Zengor˘ I, ďtani Hiroemon I, Band˘ Matatar˘ I, Sawamura Kodenji I, Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, Katsuyama Matagor˘, Murayama Heiemon III, Shinomiya Genpachi and Mizuki Tominosuke.
11th lunar month of 1710: Tar˘ji plays at the Yamamuraza in the kaomise drama "Jinriki Teika Azuma Asobi", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Arashi Kiyosabur˘ I. The others main stage partners are Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, ďtani Hiroji I, Ikushima Shingor˘, ďtani Hiroemon I, Asao Jűjir˘ and Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I.
1st lunar month of 1711: Tar˘ji plays in the same theater the role of the mother of the Soga brothers in the new year sogamono "Yunzei Yomeiri Soga"; his stage partners in the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari are Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II and Ikushima Shingor˘.
19th day of the 10th lunar month of 1711: Tar˘ji dies in Edo.
Kokan Tar˘ji I was one of the most famous kashagata actors in Kabuki history. He was born and trained in Ky˘to and achieved fame for himself in Kamigata. He spent the last years of his career in Edo, as a mainstay of the Yamamuraza.
Kokan Tar˘ji I
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