TSUUCHI MONZABURď
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ I
 

The actor Tsuyama Yűz˘ I held the name of Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ I from the 11th lunar month of 1733 to the 10th lunar month of 1751

Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ I playing the role of Akamatsu Mushanosuke in the kaomise drama "Kichirei Imagawaj˘", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1740 at the Ichimuraza

Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ II
Hamaji Matoo II  In Japanese | Hamaji Ogio  In Japanese | Toyomi Ridai  In Japanese | Yamashita Ridai  In Japanese | Tsuyama Yűz˘ II  In Japanese | Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ II  In Japanese | Tsuuchi Monjűr˘  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. He started his career in Edo around 1747 as a disciple of Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ I, who gave him the name of Tsuuchi Monjűr˘. He performed as a katakiyaku in the 11th lunar month of 1747 at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Aruji M˘ke Onna Hachinoki". He became tachiyaku and took the name of Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ II in the 11th lunar month of 1754 at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of Kisanta in the kaomise drama "Miura no ďsuke Bumon no Kotobuki" which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III. He went to Ky˘to in Fall 1755 and played in the 11th lunar month of 1755 at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of T˘kur˘ Morinaga in the kaomise drama "Onna Monji Heike Monogatari". He switched back to katakiyaku roles, took the name of Tsuyama Yűz˘ II and played in the 11th lunar month of 1756 at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of Tatsutayama Daizen in the kaomise drama "Ukematsuri H˘rai Yakata", which was produced by Somematsu Matsujir˘. He went on tour in Ise and Nagoya in 1757 and went back to Edo in 1758, where he performed in the 11th lunar month of 1758 at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Kigoto no Hana Aioi Hachinoki", which celebrated the shűmei of Mizuki Tatsunosuke III. He became a travelling actor, performing in tabi shibai under the name of Yamashita Ridai. He went back to Edo and became sakusha. He worked, under the pen name of Toyomi Ridai, in the 11th lunar month of 1770 at the Nakamuraza for the tatesakusha Sakurada Jisuke I on the kaomise drama "Nue no Mori Ichiy˘ no Mato", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II, Nakamura Sh˘ch˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke II and Nakamura Shichisabur˘ III. He became t˘dori at the Moritaza at the end of the Meiwa era. He took the name of Hamaji Ogio and worked at the Moritaza in the 11th lunar month of 1775 on the kaomise drama "Kikujid˘ Shuen no Iwaya". He became sanmaime sakusha in 1776 and worked at the Nakamuraza in the 11th lunar month of 1776 on the kaomise drama "Sakuya Kono Hana no Kaomise". He took the name of Hamaji Matoo II and worked at the Moritaza in the 11th lunar month of 1777 on the kaomise drama "Hito no Kuni Yori Mitsugi no Irifune" which celebrated the return to Edo of the actor Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III. No record afterwards.

The name of Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ II in the 1755 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ 2.3
Tsuuchi Monzabur˘  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. He started his career in Edo at the beginning of the 1760s, performing as a jitsuaku actor. He held the name of Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ but was not acknowledged as an official holder of the name. He was active up to 1768. No record afterwards.

The name of Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ in the 1761 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ III
Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ III  In Japanese | Ichikawa Danshichi I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career in 1799 in Edo as a disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VI. His first stage name was Ichikawa Danshichi I and he was a tachiyaku actor. He took the name of Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ III in the 11th lunar month of 1816 at the Kawarazakiza, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Kiyomori Eiga no Utena", which also celebrated the shűmei of S˘ry˘ Jinroku II, ďtani Bajű II, Sakata Hanjűr˘, Band˘ Matajűr˘ III, Ichikawa Momotar˘ I and Ichikawa Kodanji III. He performed for a while in Kamigata. He was mainly a hand˘gataki. He was active up to 1829. No record afterwards.

The name of Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ III in the 1828 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

 
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