ICHIMURA UZAEMON V

Stage names:

Ichimura Uzaemon V In Japanese
Ichimura Wakadayű I In Japanese
Ichimura Takematsu I In Japanese

Line number: GODAIME (V)

Crest: Tachibana

Existence: ??? ~ 8th day of the 8th lunar month of 1691 [1]

Connections:

Uncle: Ichimura Uzaemon III

Brother: Ichimura Takenoj˘ I (Uzaemon IV)

Son: Ichimura Takenoj˘ II (Uzaemon VI)

Adopted son: Ichimura Takenoj˘ III (Uzaemon VII)

Nephews: Ichimura Takenoj˘ III (Uzaemon VII), Ichimura Uzaemon VIII, Ichimura Zensabur˘, Ichimura Wakadayű II

Career:

???: born in Edo. He started his career as a koyaku at the Ichimuraza, performing under the name of Ichimura Takematsu I.

1664: his uncle Ichimura Uzaemon III retired to become a priest.

1675: Ichimura Takematsu I took the name of Ichimura Wakadayű I.

4th lunar month of 1679: Ichimura Wakadayű I took the name of Ichimura Uzaemon V and became the new zamoto of the Ichimuraza.

29th day of the 5th lunar month of 1679: a fire broke out in the puppets theater ďsaka Shichidayűza in the district of Sakai-ch˘, which burnt to ashes the Ichimuraza.

28th day of the 12th lunar month of 1682: a fire started by Yaoya Oshichi broke out in the Daienji Temple in the district of Komagome, which burnt to ashes the Ichimuraza. This fire was nicknamed "Oshichi Kaji" (the "Oshichi fire").

16th day of the 12th lunar month of 1683: a fire broke out in the Nakamuraza in the district of Sakai-ch˘, which burnt to ashes the Ichimuraza.

12th lunar month of 1684: Uzaemon retired, entrusting Ichimura Takenoj˘ II with the management of the Ichimuraza.

24th day of the 7th lunar month of 1686 [2]: Ichimura Uzaemon III died in Edo.

24th day of the 11th lunar month of 1686 [3]: Ichimura Takenoj˘ II died; Uzaemon adopted Ichimura Ch˘tar˘ and made him the puppet manager of the Ichimuraza.

8th day of the 8th lunar month of 1691 [1]: Uzaemon died in Edo.

Comments:

Ichimura Uzaemon V was the fifth zamoto of the Ichimuraza but only the second one to effectively hold this name. He managed his theater from up to 1684.

[1] The 8th day of the 8th lunar month of the 4th year of the Genroku era was the 31st of August 1691 in the western calendar.

[2] The 24th day of the 7th lunar month of the 3rd year of the J˘ky˘ era was the 11th of September 1686 in the western calendar.

[3] The 24th day of the 11th lunar month of the 3rd year of the J˘ky˘ era was the 7th of January 1687 in the western calendar.

The mon of Ichimura Uzaemon V (the mandarin orange tree)

The Ichimura Takematsu line of actors

The Ichimura Wakadayű line of actors

The Ichimura Uzaemon line of actors and theater managers

 
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