Master: Ebisuya Kichibei
Disciple: Takenaka Kozarashi
1670s: disciple of the Ky˘to dance master Ebisuya Kichibei, he starts his career performing under the name of Takenaka Ukon. Later, he becomes wakaonnagata and performs under the name of Takenaka Hatsudayű. His next stage names are Takenaka Hatsunoj˘, then Takenaka Hatsusabur˘ I.
1686: he becomes tachiyaku and takes the name of Takenaka T˘zabur˘ in Ky˘to.
1690: he settles in ďsaka.
1703: T˘zabur˘ performs in Ky˘to.
1705: T˘zabur˘ goes back to ďsaka.
Fall 1710: T˘zabur˘ goes to Ky˘to.
Fall 1711: T˘zabur˘ goes back to ďsaka.
3rd lunar month of 1712: T˘zabur˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). He shares the same rank as Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I, Sakurayama Sh˘zaemon I and Yamamura Kazaemon.
11th lunar month of 1715: T˘zabur˘ plays in ďsaka the role of the kar˘ Kumabara Jűzaemon in Kaneko Kichizaemon's kaomise drama "Hachiman Ch˘ja no Oto Musume", which is produced by Arashi San'emon III.
1st lunar month of 1716: T˘zabur˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shares the same rank with Kaneko Kichizaemon and Onogawa Ugenji.
11th lunar month of 1716: T˘zabur˘ plays in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai the role of Iwato Tatewaki in the kaomise drama "Futahashira Kasen Kagami". He also plays the role of Kanki in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece "Kokusen'ya Gassen"; the role of Wat˘nai is played by Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1717: T˘zabur˘ plays in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai the role of Nagaoka Chikaranosuke in the kaomise drama "Meryű Oryű Kogane no Uroko", which is produced by Arashi San'emon III.
1st lunar month of 1719: T˘zabur˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, falls to j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). 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 Kado no Shibai; T˘zabur˘ plays the role of Tosa Sh˘gen Mitsunobu [casting]. This is his last recorded performance in ˘shibai. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappears from the records.
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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