HANAGIRI TOYOMATSU
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Hanagiri Toyomatsu I
Hanagiri Toyomatsu I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Hanagiri Heihachi. he received the name of Hanagiri Toyomatsu I and started his career in ďsaka in 1716, performing as a koyaku. He became wakaonnagata/iroko in the 11th lunar month of 1718 at the Naka no Shibai, where he played the role of Ne-no-Hi-no-Mae in the kaomise drama "Sumiyoshi Tanj˘seki", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II. He switched to wakashugata the following year, playing the role of Sakichi in the 11th lunar month of 1719 at the Higashi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Odaki Medaki Kogane no Hajimari", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III. He became wakaonnagata in the 11th lunar month of 1724, in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai, where he played the role of the koshimoto Omaki in the kaomise drama "Banzei no Minato", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III. He switched back to wakashugata in the 11th lunar month of 1725 in the same theater, playing the role of Kashiwagi no Emon in Kaneko Kichizaemon's kaomise drama "Wag˘ no Futabashira". He switched back to wakaonnagata in the 11th lunar month of 1730 in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai, where he played the role of the keisei Wakamurasaki in the kaomise drama "Meotogura Wag˘ no Nakatomi" which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III. His last-recorded performance occurred in the 11th lunar month of 1735, in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai, where he played the role of Princess Tamate in Sadoshima Sabur˘zaemon's kaomise drama "ďyamato Kane no Kinzan" which was produced by Nakayama Shinkur˘ I. He most likely died in 1736. His last ranking, in the 1736 ďsaka hy˘banki (wakaonnagata section), was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent). He was said to be outstanding in musume and keisei roles. He was the father of Hanagiri Toyomatsu II and his haimy˘ was Fuchi.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Hanagiri Toyomatsu I in kabuki21.com.

Fujikawa Hanzabur˘ II and Hanagiri Toyomatsu I playing the roles of the r˘nin Kambara Yasanji and the keisei Takamado in the kaomise drama "Honch˘ Bugaku no Hajimari", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1734 at the Naka no Shibai

Hanagiri Toyomatsu II
Hanagiri Toyomatsu II  In Japanese | Toyomatsu Wakatar˘  In Japanese | Hanagiri Hatsumatsu  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Hanagiri Toyomatsu I, his first stage name was Hanagiri Hatsumatsu. Later, he received the name of Toyomatsu Wakatar˘. His father most likely died in 1736 and he took the name of Hanagiri Toyomatsu II in the 11th lunar month of 1737 in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai, where he performed as a wakashugata in the kaomise drama "Fukakusa-no-In Sann˘ no Maki" which was produced by Nakayama Shinkur˘ I. He switched to wakaonnagata in the 11th lunar month of 1745, playing the role of Sanai's sister Otsuru in the kaomise drama "Onna Musha Ukisu Gassen" which was produced by Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I. No record of any stage performances afterwards.

Hanagiri Toyomatsu III
 

The actor Hanagiri Toyomatsu III held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1756 to the 10th lunar month of 1781, then from 1st lunar month of 1789 to the 2nd lunar month of 1796.

Hanagiri Toyomatsu III playing the role of Tonase in Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's kaomise drama "Onoe Kikugor˘ no Baranu Banashi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1772 at the Naka no Shibai

 
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