ďTANI TOMOEMON I

Stage names:

ďtani Tomoemon I
ďtani Tomosabur˘
Takeda Tomosabur˘

Guilds: Yamashinaya, ďsakaya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Shiyű

Existence: 1744 ~ 16th day of the 8th lunar month of 1781

Connections:

Master: ďtani Hirohachi I

Disciple: ďtani Kuniji II, ďtani Daihachi

Career:

1744: born in ďsaka.

1763: he becomes disciple of the actor ďtani Hirohachi I and receives the name of ďtani Tomosabur˘.

11th lunar month of 1765: ďtani Tomosabur˘ takes the name of ďtani Tomoemon I in Ky˘to, playing in the kaomise drama "Kachidoki Asahi no ďgi", which is produced by Ichiyama Sukegor˘ II and Yamashita Ky˘nosuke at the Minamigawa no Shibai and welcomes in Ky˘to the Edo actor Ichikawa Danz˘ III.

1st lunar month of 1767: Tomoemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

Fall 1769: Tomoemon goes to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1769: Tomoemon plays the role of Kasuya T˘ta Arisue in the kaomise drama "Mutsu no Hana Ume no Kaomise", which is staged at the Ichimuraza.

1st lunar month of 1772: Tomoemon achieves a great success at the Ichimuraza by playing the roles of Sukune Tar˘ and Shiratayű in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1772: Tomoemon moves to the Nakamuraza, becomes jitsuaku and plays in the kaomise drama "ďyoroi Ebid˘ Shinozuka", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ III, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV and Ichikawa Komaz˘ III.

1st lunar month of 1773: Tomoemon's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

3rd lunar month of 1776: first Kabuki adaptation of Matsu Kanshi I's puppet theater drama "Koi Musume Mukashi Hachij˘", which is staged at the Nakamuraza; Tomoemon plays the role of the tedai J˘hachi [casting].

7th lunar month of 1778: premiere at the Nakamuraza of the play "Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki"; Tomoemon plays the roles of Watanabe Rinzaemon and Kurosawa Kanz˘ [casting].

7th lunar month of 1781: Tomoemon appears on stage for the last time, at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Uzura Gonbŕ in the drama "Muromachi Dono Eiga Butai". He falls suddenly ill and dies the 16th day of the 8th lunar month of 1781.

Comments:

ďtani Tomoemon I was a good jitsuaku and in his latter years oyajigata. He was also a talented shamisen player.

ďtani Tomoemon I in a print made by Katsukawa Shunsh˘

Prints & Illustrations

Print made by Katsukawa Shunsh˘

Print made by Katsukawa Shunsh˘

The ďtani Tomoemon line of actors

 
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