FUKUOKA YAGOSHIRď

Stage names:

Fukuoka Yagoshir˘ In Japanese
Ky˘ya Yagoshir˘ In Japanese
Fukuoka Yagoshir˘ In Japanese
Fujimura Uzaemon In Japanese
Fujimura Ikkaku In Japanese

Existence: ???

Career:

Before 1692: his first name was Fujimura Ikkaku. He took the name of Fujimura Uzaemon at an unknown date.

7th lunar month of 1692: Uzaemon played in Ky˘to the role of the servant Hachisuke in the drama "Kashima no Kanameishi", which was produced by Yamashita Hanzaemon I.

7th lunar month of 1695: Uzaemon played in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of a servant in the drama "Shitenn˘ Masu Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1699: Uzaemon played in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater the role of Oni no Kinjűr˘ in the drama "Ky˘ Hinagata", which was produced by Yamashita Hanzaemon I.

1st lunar month of 1700: Uzaemon in the same theater the role of K˘noike Kyűzaemon in the new year drama "Keisei Okusama Sugata Meshitaki Sugata".

11th lunar month of 1700: he took the name of Fukuoka Yagoshir˘ in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater.

1st lunar month of 1701: Yagoshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, oyajigata section, was naka-no-j˘ (superior in the middle class).

11th lunar month of 1702: Yagoshir˘ became sakusha and worked at Miyako Mandayű's theater on the drama "Yomeiri Kosode".

3rd lunar month of 1703: Yagoshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, oyajigata section, was (superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1704: Yagoshir˘ worked as a sakusha in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater on Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Kissh˘ Tennyo Anzan no Tama".

7th lunar month of 1707: Yagoshir˘ worked in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater on the bon ky˘gen "Nyonin Ketsuen no Kanch˘".

Fall 1707: Yagoshir˘ went to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1707: Yagoshir˘ worked as a sakusha and performed as a d˘kegata on/in the untitled kaomise which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ II in ďsaka. He also worked on the kiri ky˘gen "Futami no Ura Shűtome Goroshi".

1st lunar month of 1708: Yagoshir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was (superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1708: Yagoshir˘ played the role of Kinz˘ in the kaomise drama "ďkamado Uke Matsuri", which was produced in ďsaka by Iwai Hanshir˘ II.

3rd lunar month of 1709: Yagoshir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1710: Yagoshir˘ performed in ďsaka as a d˘kegata in the kaomise drama "Shusse Yakushi Jűnishin", which was produced by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I.

12th lunar month of 1716: he took the name of Ky˘ya Yagoshir˘ and played at the Naka no Shibai the role of the ah˘ Goroshichi in the kaomise drama "Ch˘ Hanagata Sangoku no Mukoiri", which was produced by Ogino Yaegiri I and Arashi Daizabur˘ I.

3rd lunar month of 1717: Yagoshir˘ revised Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Kokusen'ya Gassen" in which he played the role of Hirado Yoshir˘; his stage partners were Takeshima K˘zaemon II (Wat˘nai), Arashi Sanjűr˘ I (R˘ikkan), Ogino Yaegiri I (Wat˘nai's mother), Sanogawa Hanazuma I (Komutsu, Kinsh˘jo), ďtori Michiemon (Gosankei), Yamanaka Naoemon (Rit˘ten) and Ichikawa Sajűr˘ (Kanki).

11th lunar month of 1717: Yagoshir˘ worked as a sakusha in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Benten Ch˘ja Uga no Tama", which was produced by Ogino Kinnoj˘.

11th lunar month of 1718: Yagoshir˘ played in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai the role of Jibudayű in the kaomise drama "S˘shi Arai Komachi", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III.

3rd lunar month of 1719: Yagoshir˘ adapted to Kabuki Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Keisei Hangonk˘", in which he played the role of Saky˘nodayű [casting].

11th lunar month of 1719: Yagoshir˘ played the role of the yanushi Suya Sankur˘ in the kaomise drama "Kogane no Mitsu Gashiwa", which was produced by Kaneko Kichizaemon at the ďnishi no Shibai.

11th lunar month of 1721: Yagoshir˘ performed in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Kogane no Shachihoko".

11th lunar month of 1722: Yagoshir˘ played in ďsaka the role of the painter Kanaoka Ujihisa in the kaomise drama "Tenchi Tenn˘ Sokutai Guruma", which was produced by Arashi Kanshir˘ I.

Fall 1723: Yagoshir˘ went back to Ky˘to after 16 seasons spent in ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1723: he took back the name of Fukuoka Yagoshir˘, worked as a sakusha and performed as a oyajigata on/in the kaomise drama "Teono Hajime Kogane no Ishizue", which was produced by Segawa Kikunoj˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1724: Yagoshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, oyajigata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. He worked in the same theater as a sakusha on the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Futakamiyama" in which he played the role of Taema Senzaemon.

11th lunar month of 1725: Yagoshir˘ performed as a d˘kegata in the kaomise drama "Sanpukutsui Eiga no Shikishi".

1st lunar month of 1726: Yagoshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1728: Yagoshir˘ played in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of the master Ibukiyama Naizen in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Kogane no Uroko", which was produced by Sanogawa Mangiku.

7th lunar month of 1729: Yagoshir˘ worked as a sakusha, along with Azuma Sanpachi, in the same theater on the drama "Keisei Iss˘shu".

11th lunar month of 1729: Yagoshir˘ played the role of the master Miwa Kurando in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri Shichigosan", which was produced by Arashi Koroku I for the nadai Daikokuya Takenoj˘ and welcomed in Ky˘to the actor Sawamura Otoemon I.

2nd lunar month of 1730: Yagoshir˘ worked as a sakusha in the same theater on the drama "Daidairi ďtomo no Matori". No record afterwards.

Comments:

Fukuoka Yagoshir˘ was active in Kamigata from the beginning of the 1690s to 1730. He was not only a famous and popular oyajigata/d˘kegata actor, but also a sakusha who worked on at least 20 original dramas or adaptation to Kabuki of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's dramas. He was said to be 90 years old in 1730. He compiled famous quotes or ideas from the onnagata star Yoshizawa Ayame I in a book, which was entitled "Ayame Gusa" (literally "Sayings of Ayame") and which became the bible for onnagata actors.

Fukuoka Yagoshir˘ (left) and Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I (right) playing the roles of the master Ibukiyama Naizen and the kar˘ Tsunafusa Kanbŕ in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Kogane no Uroko", which was staged in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1728

 
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