Guilds: Otowaya, Miyoshiya
Poetry names: Senji, Sench˘
Existence: ??? ~ 1834
1800s: disciple of Ichikawa Aragor˘ I; his first stage name is Ichikawa Terunosuke.
1812: he becomes a disciple of Ichikawa Omez˘ I.
Fall 1820: Takisabur˘ goes back to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1820: Takisabur˘ plays at the Kawarasakiza the role of Hatsuse in the drama "Ise Heiji Ume no Mitegura", which celebrates the shűmei of Onoe Tamiz˘ II, ďtani Monz˘ II and Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV.
9th lunar month of 1821: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Kiku no En Tsuki no Shiranami"; Takisabur˘ plays the role of the En'ya koshimoto Ukihashi (later the geisha Oky˘) [more details].
Fall 1822: he becomes a disciple of the star Onoe Kikugor˘ III.
11th lunar month of 1822: he takes the name of Onoe Kikujir˘ I at the Ichimuraza, playing the roles of Princess Yaehata and the courtesan Fudeji in the drama "Gohiiki Tsuwamono no Majiwari", which welcomes back Iwai Hanshir˘ V in Edo and celebrates the shűmei of Nakayama Kinsha.
1st lunar month of 1823: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's new year sogamono drama "Yaegasumi Soga no Kumiito"; Kikujir˘ plays the roles of the shukuba geisha izayoi, Oky˘ and Yoritomo's musume Princess ď [casting].
1st lunar month of 1825: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's new year sogamono drama "Okuni-iri Soga Nakamura"; Kikujir˘ plays the roles of Danzabur˘'s ny˘b˘ Izayoi and Gonpachi's sister Osai (later Miuraya Katsuyama) [casting].
11th lunar month of 1825: Kikujir˘ performs at the Kado no Shibai in the drama "Ume no Naniwa Hayazaki Genji", which celebrates the shűmei of Nakayama Bungor˘ II; his main stage partners are Onoe Kikugor˘ III, Fujikawa Tomokichi II, Arashi Koroku IV (who makes his last stage appearances) and Asao Kunigor˘ III.
1829: he becomes a disciple of Nakamura Utaemon III, who gives him the name of Nakamura Tomitaki.
Summer 1830: Tomitaki and Nakayama Tomisabur˘ II go together to Edo.
8th lunar month of 1830: Tomitaki plays at the Kawarasakiza, playing the roles of the shiraby˘shi Yuri and the bathhouse girl Oteru in the drama "Ichikawaya Masago no Gohiiki", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III.
4th lunar month of 1832: Tomitaki plays in the same theater the roles of Ofude and Chidori in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki". He also plays the role of Minato in "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi". This is his last-recorded performance in ˘shibai. He goes on tour along the T˘kaid˘ and we don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappears from the records.
Nakamura Tomitaki was an outstanding onnagata, who excelled in jidaimono dramas. All his masters were tachiyaku; two of them were among the best actors in Kabuki history (in the top 5 for the first half of the 19th century). He was outstanding in musume roles in his prime and toshima in his latter years. He most likely died in 1834.
The Onoe Kikujir˘ line of actors
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