ICHIMURA UZAEMON X

Stage names:

Ichimura Uzaemon X
Ichimura Kamez˘ II
Ichimura Shichijűr˘

Guild: Kikuya

Line number: J█DAIME (X)

Poetry name: Kizen

Existence: 1748 ~ 15th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1799

Connections:

Grandfather: Ichimura Uzaemon VIII

Father: Ichimura Uzaemon IX

Adopted son: Ichimura Uzaemon XI

Career:

1748: born in Edo.

11th lunar month of 1758: first stage appearance at the Ichimuraza, where he receives the name of Ichimura Shichijűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1762: Ichimura Shichijűr˘ takes the name of Ichimura Kamez˘ II.

Fall 1784: the Ichimuraza goes bankrupt and gives its license to its hikae yagura, the Kiriza.

25th day of the 8th lunar month of 1785: his father Ichimura Uzaemon IX dies.

9th lunar month of 1785: Ichimura Kamez˘ II takes the name of Ichimura Uzaemon X and becomes the new official zamoto of the Ichimuraza.

11th lunar month of 1788: Uzaemon reopens the Ichimuraza, producing the kaomise program "Genji Saik˘ Kogane no Tachibana", which stars the actors Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V, Iwai Hanshir˘ IV, Segawa Kikunoj˘ III, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III, Onoe Matsusuke I and ďtani Hiroemon III and celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Asao Tamejűr˘ I.

Fall 1793: the Ichimuraza goes bankrupt and gives its license to its hikae yagura, the Kiriza; Uzaemon temporarily becomes a fish merchant to support his family and pay his debts.

11th lunar month of 1798: Uzaemon reopens the Ichimuraza, producing the kaomise program "Hanayagura Tachibana Keizu", which stars the actors Ichikawa Yaoz˘ III, Segawa Kikunoj˘ III, Onoe Matsusuke I, Ichikawa Omez˘ I, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ II, Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ I and Nakamura Denkur˘ IV.

15th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1799: Uzaemon dies in Edo.

Comments:

Ichimura Uzaemon X was the zamoto of the Ichimuraza from the 11th lunar month of 1788 to Fall 1793 and from the 11th lunar month of 1798 to the 2nd lunar month of 1799. He had many difficulties in managing the family theater because of the huge debts he inherited from Ichimura Uzaemon IX or Ichimura Uzaemon VIII. His grandfather and father borrowed a lot of money and enjoyed great times at the Ichimuraza; he was the one to pay dearly for that. Unlike them, he did not often appear on stage.

Ichimura Uzaemon X in a print made by Ippitsusai Bunch˘ in 1770

The Ichimura Kamez˘ line of actors

The Ichimura Uzaemon line of actors and theater managers

 
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