TAMIYA SHIROGORď

Stage names:

Tamiya Shirogor˘ In Japanese
Takii Hanshir˘ In Japanese
Takii Hannosuke In Japanese

Poetry name: K˘on

Existence: 1685 ~ 1745

Connection:

Son: Tamiya Jűzabur˘ I

Career:

1702: first stage appearance in ďsaka; he performs as a wakaonnagata at Matsumoto Nazaemon III's theater under the name of Takii Hannosuke.

1st lunar month of 1705: Hannosuke plays in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Agemaki in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's new year drama "Keisei Kogane no Yodogoi".

Fall 1706: Hannosuke goes to Edo with Tomizawa Chiyonosuke and Kumamoto Izaemon.

11th lunar month of 1706: Hannosuke plays at the Moritaza the role of Tomoe Gozen in the kaomise drama "Keisei Azuma Kagami"; his stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ I, Miyazaki Denkichi, Miyazaki Jűshir˘ I, Katsuyama Matagor˘, Tamon Sh˘zaemon II, Matsumoto Kantar˘, Tomizawa Chiyonosuke and Kumamoto Izaemon.

11th lunar month of 1708: Hannosuke plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Momoyo-no-Mae in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki".

11th lunar month of 1710: Takii Hannosuke takes the name of Takii Hanshir˘ at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Nitta Yoshisada in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki".

11th lunar month of 1711: Hanshir˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Nitta Yoshisada in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki".

2nd lunar month of 1714: the love affair, which involves Ejima, a court lady who serves the mother of the Sh˘gun, and the actor Ikushima Shingor˘, is discovered in the backstage of the Yamamuraza. This incident, which breaks the boundaries between samurai and commoner, is a serious crime for the authorities, which decides to deal ruthlessly with the culprits: Ejima and Ikushima Shingor˘ are exiled to different places, those in the Sh˘gun's household who are held responsible are executed, the Yamamuraza is definitively closed and its management is heavily fined; Hanshir˘, who is involved to a small extent, is also condemned and has to stop acting [more details].

3rd lunar month of 1715: Hanshir˘ is pardoned. He does not return to Edo and joins a travelling troupe.

Spring 1718: he takes the name of Tamiya Shirogor˘ in Ise (andmost likely becomes tachiyaku around the same time).

Summer 1718: Shirogor˘ goes back to ďsaka to perform at the Kita no Shibai.

11th lunar month of 1718: Shirogor˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of Hiki Sawaemon in the kaomise drama "Sumiyoshi Tanj˘seki", which is produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II.

1st lunar month of 1719: Shirogor˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shares the same rank with Yamamura Kazaemon, Takenaka T˘zabur˘, Murayama Heijűr˘ II and Sugiyama Kanzaemon III.

6th lunar month of 1732 ~ 1734: tour in Ise and long stay in Nagoya; Shirogor˘'s travelling and stage partners are Fujioka Daikichi, Ogino Yaegiri I, Arashi Sanjűr˘ I, Sakakiyama Fujisabur˘, Tatsuoka Someemon, Sawamura S˘gor˘ I, Sagawa Bunz˘ II, Fukuda Dan'emon, ďtori Michiemon and Matsushima Hy˘tar˘.

11th lunar month of 1734: Shirogor˘ plays in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai the role of Tada Katsuemon in the kaomise drama "Shin Yakata In'y˘ no Ishizue"; his stage partners are Sawamura Otoemon I, Izumikawa Sennosuke, Nakayama Shinkur˘ I, Yamashita Matatar˘ I, Kamakura Heikur˘ I and Matsushima Moheiji.

1st lunar month of 1735: Shirogor˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same rank with Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Sawamura Otoemon I, Arashi Sangor˘ I and Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1736: Shirogor˘ plays at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Banshű Onna Narihira".

11th lunar month of 1738: Shirogor˘ plays in the kaomise drama "Neko no Koneko", which is produced in Ky˘to at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater (Minamigawa no Shibai) by Mizuki Tatsunosuke II.

12th lunar month of 1740: Shirogor˘ plays in the drama "Chinp˘ Sandai Gatana", which is produced in Ky˘to by Sakakiyama Jűtar˘ I at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater.

8th lunar month of 1741: the play "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari", which was originally written for the puppet theater, is adapted for Kabuki for the first time, in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater; Shirogor˘ plays the role of Sonobe Hy˘e [casting].

11th lunar month of 1741: Shirogor˘ plays in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater the role of Shimazaki Sadaemon in the kaomise drama "Ch˘seiden Wag˘ no Futahashira", which is produced by Sakata Ichitar˘.

5th lunar month of 1742: Chikamatsu Monzaemon's play "Shinshű Kawanakajima Gassen" is adapted for Kabuki for the first time, in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai; Shirogor˘ plays the role of Kansuke's mother [more details].

11th lunar month of 1742: Shirogor˘ plays in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "ďmi Genji Taihei no Kachidoki", which is produced by Hanakawa Ichinoj˘ at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater and welcomes in the Imperial City the actor Nakamura Utaemon I.

11th lunar month of 1743: Shirogor˘ plays at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater the role of Aoto Saemon in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri ďshimadai", which is produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I and celebrates the shűmei of Sanj˘ Mankatsu.

11th lunar month of 1744: Shirogor˘ plays in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Taema Tomoemon in the kaomise drama "Hakataori Imose no Karanishiki"; his stage partners are Fujioka Daikichi, Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I, Sawamura Ch˘shir˘, Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I, Mihogi Gizaemon I, Nakamura Danz˘, Tatsuoka Hisagiku, Sanogawa Hanazuma II, Sakakiyama Danshir˘ I, Takenaka Heikichi, Ikushima Kashiwagi I, Nakamura Matsubŕ I, Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I and Fujioka Gengor˘.

1st lunar month of 1745: Shirogor˘'s name appears in a Kabuki hy˘banki for the last time, in Ky˘to in the tachiyaku section. His rank is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) and he shares it with Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I, Fujioka Daikichi and Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I.

2nd lunar month of 1745: Shirogor˘ appears on stage for the last time, in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater, playing the role of farmer Magosaku in the new year drama "Keisei Sakura Gassen".

Comments:

Tamiya Shirogor˘ was an important tachiyaku of the first half of the 18th century, the founder of the Tamiya clan. His field of excellence was jitsugoto. He also compiled the book "Zoku Nijinshű", a sequel to Kaneko Ikk˘'s book "Nijinshű" ("Dust in the Ears").

Tamiya Shirogor˘ (right) and Arashi Koroku I (left) performing in the kaomise drama "Senzai Yakata Kogane no Shikigawara", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1739 in Ky˘to at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater

 
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