Master: Ebisuya Kichibei
Disciple: Takenaka Kozarashi
1670s: disciple of the Ky˘to dance master Ebisuya Kichibei, he started his career performing under the name of Takenaka Ukon. Later, he became wakaonnagata and performed under the name of Takenaka Hatsudayű. His next stage names were Takenaka Hatsunoj˘, then Takenaka Hatsusabur˘ I.
1686: he became tachiyaku and took the name of Takenaka T˘zabur˘ in Ky˘to.
1690: he settled in ďsaka.
1703: T˘zabur˘ performed in Ky˘to.
1705: T˘zabur˘ went back to ďsaka.
Fall 1710: T˘zabur˘ went to Ky˘to.
Fall 1711: T˘zabur˘ went back to ďsaka.
3rd lunar month of 1712: T˘zabur˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. He shared the same rank as Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I, Sakurayama Sh˘zaemon I and Yamamura Kazaemon.
11th lunar month of 1715: T˘zabur˘ played in ďsaka the role of the kar˘ Kumabara Jűzaemon in Kaneko Kichizaemon's kaomise drama "Hachiman Ch˘ja no Oto Musume", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III.
1st lunar month of 1716: T˘zabur˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Kaneko Kichizaemon and Onogawa Ugenji.
11th lunar month of 1716: T˘zabur˘ played in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai the role of Iwato Tatewaki in the kaomise drama "Futahashira Kasen Kagami". He also played the role of Kanki in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece "Kokusen'ya Gassen"; the role of Wat˘nai was played by Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I.
1st lunar month of 1717: T˘zabur˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Miyazaki Denkichi.
11th lunar month of 1717: T˘zabur˘ played in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai the role of Nagaoka Chikaranosuke in the kaomise drama "Meryű Oryű Kogane no Uroko", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III.
3rd lunar month of 1719: first Kabuki adaptation of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's 1708 puppet theater drama "Keisei Hangonk˘" by Ky˘ya Yagoshir˘, which was produced by Arashi San'emon III in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai; T˘zabur˘ played the role of Tosa Sh˘gen Mitsunobu [casting]. This was his last recorded performance in ˘shibai. No record afterwards.
Takenaka T˘zabur˘ was a popular and talented Kamigata tachiyaku actor, who was active from the first half of the 1670s to the end of the 1710s. He excelled in bud˘goto. He disappeared before reaching the prestigious j˘-j˘-kichi rank but he was very close to this level.
The Takenaka Hatsusabur˘ line of actors
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