Younger brother: Yamakawa Tamura
Disciples: Yamakawa Hikogor˘, Yamakawa Hikojűr˘, Yamakawa Hikoemon
1667~1668: elder brother of the wakashugata actor Yamakawa Tamura, he started his career in Edo. His first stage name was Yamakawa Naiki.
11th lunar month of 1676: Naiki performed at the Moritaza.
1686: he went to Ky˘to to perform as a wakashugata. He took in Ky˘to the name of Yamakawa Hikozaemon.
1st lunar month of 1693: Hikozaemon was recorded in the illustrated book "Kokon Shibai Irokurabe Hyakunin Isshu".
1694: Hikozaemon performed at the Moritaza.
1694 ~ 1695: he performed in Ky˘to under the name of Naiki Hikozaemon.
1695: he took back the name of Yamakawa Hikozaemon and performed at the Moritaza. No record afterwards.
Yamakawa Hikozaemon was a 17th century Kabuki performer, who was active from the 1660s to the 1690s. He excelled in jitsugoto, yatsushigoto and in dances in the tanzen style. He was also a very good hand˘yatsushi. He was also a talented musician.
Yamakawa Hikozaemon in an ilustration from the book "Hana no Edo Kabuki Nendaiki"
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