|ICHIMURA UZAEMON XI|
Ichimura Uzaemon XI
Other name: Ichimura Kakitsu II
Line number: J█ICHIDAIME (XI)
Poetry name: Kakitsu (2)
Existence: 1791 ~ 11th day of the 7th lunar month of 1820
Adoptive father: Ichimura Uzaemon X
Brother: Band˘ Kamez˘ I (Hikosabur˘ IV)
1791: born in Edo. His father is the publisher Fukuchi Mohei IV and his mother is the daughter of Tomoeya Sh˘bei. His father is also a manager at the Ichimuraza.
1793: he is adopted by Ichimura Uzaemon X.
15th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1799: his adoptive father Ichimura Uzaemon X dies.
11th lunar month of 1801: great shűmei at the Ichimuraza for the K˘raiya guild; the actors Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV, his son Ichikawa Komaz˘ III and Ichikawa Santar˘ respectively take the names of Omegawa Ky˘jűr˘, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V and Ichikawa Komaz˘ IV.
4th day of the 11th lunar month of 1802: a fire breaks out in Edo in the district of Naniwa-ch˘, which destroys the Ichimuraza.
13th day of the 11th lunar month of 1806: a fire breaks out from the shop of the hair-dresser Tomokur˘ in the district of Nihombashi Fukiya-ch˘, which destroys the Ichimuraza.
1st lunar month of 1810: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Namboku IV and Sakurada Jisuke II drama "Kokoro no Nazo Toketa Iroito". The main roles are played by Onoe Matsusuke II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V and Iwai Hanshir˘ V.
29th day of the 11th lunar month of 1813: a fire breaks out in Edo in the district of Takasago-ch˘, which destroys the Ichimuraza.
11th day of the 7th lunar month of 1820: Uzaemon dies in Edo.
Ichimura Uzaemon XI had to become the zamoto of the Ichimuraza at an early age and kept this position from Spring 1800 to the 6th lunar month of 1815, always struggling against the huge debts he inherited from Ichimura Uzaemon X, Ichimura Uzaemon IX or Ichimura Uzaemon VIII. His life was a hell because of the pressure put by his creditors or the different fires, which burnt his theater to a cinder. He almost never performed on stage as an actor and died at the end of his 20's.
The mon of Ichimura Uzaemon XI (the mandarin orange tree)
The Ichimura Manjir˘ line of actors
The Ichimura Uzaemon line of actors and theater managers
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