KOKAN TARďJI I

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Existence: 1644 ~ 19th day of the 10th lunar month of 1711

Connection: ???

Career:

1690: Tar˘ji becomes kashagata and performs in Ky˘to in the drama "Kanaoka-ga-Fude".

1st lunar month of 1698: Tar˘ji's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, kashagata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

Fall 1699: Tar˘ji goes to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1699: Tar˘ji plays in ďsaka in the drama "Daimy˘ Takara no Fukubiki", which is produced by Takeshima K˘jűr˘.

1st lunar month of 1700: Tar˘ji's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, kashagata section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

Fall 1700: Tar˘ji goes back to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1700: Tar˘ji plays in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Daiichi Daiman", which is produced by Yamatoya Jinbŕ II.

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 1706: Tar˘ji plays at the Yamamuraza in the kaomise drama "Kaeribana Buyű Kagami", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Takeshima K˘zaemon I.

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.

Comments:

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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