ICHIMURA UZAEMON XI

Stage names:

Ichimura Uzaemon XI
Ichimura Manjir˘ I

Other name: Ichimura Kakitsu II

Guild: Kikuya

Line number: J█ICHIDAIME (XI)

Poetry name: Kakitsu (2)

Existence: 1791 ~ 11th day of the 7th lunar month of 1820

Connections:

Adoptive father: Ichimura Uzaemon X

Brother: Band˘ Kamez˘ I (Hikosabur˘ IV)

Son: Ichimura Uzaemon XII (Takenoj˘ V)

Sons-in-law: Azuma Ichinoj˘ I, Kikuya Zembei (Nakamura Kanjaku II's father)

Grandsons: Onoe Kikugor˘ V (Ichimura Uzaemon XIII), Band˘ Kakitsu I (Ichimura Uzaemon XIV), Band˘ Kamesabur˘ II

Great-grandsons: Onoe Kikugor˘ VI, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VI

Great-great-grandsons: Ichimura Uzaemon XVII, Onoe Kur˘emon II

Great-great-great-grandsons: Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VIII, Ichimura Manjir˘ II, Kawarazaki Gonjűr˘ IV

Great-great-great-great-grandsons: Nakamura Kankur˘ VI, Nakamura Shichinosuke II, Band˘ Kamesabur˘ V, Band˘ Kametoshi, Onoe Ukon II, Ichimura Takematsu VI, Ichimura Hikaru

Career:

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.

11th lunar month of 1798: Ichimura Uzaemon X reopens the Ichimuraza.

15th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1799: his adoptive father Ichimura Uzaemon X dies.

Spring 1800: Ichimura Manjir˘ I takes the name of Ichimura Uzaemon XI. He is the official zamoto of the Ichimuraza but the real manager is in fact Fukuchi Zembei, the owner of a shibai jaya.

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.

3rd lunar month of 1810: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Namboku IV's drama "Kachi Zum˘ Ukina no Hanabure" (commonly called "Shirafuji Genta") [casting].

5th lunar month of 1810: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Namboku IV and Sakurada Jisuke II drama "Ehon Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji" [casting].

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.

6th lunar month of 1815: the Ichimuraza goes bankrupt and gives its license to its hikae yagura, the Kiriza.

1817: the Kiriza goes bankrupt and transfers the Ichimuraza license to the Miyakoza.

1818: the Miyakoza goes bankrupt and transfers the Ichimuraza license to the Tamagawaza.

11th day of the 7th lunar month of 1820: Uzaemon dies in Edo.

Comments:

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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