YAMASHITA MANGIKU
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Yamashita Mangiku I
Yamashita Mangiku I  In Japanese | Yamashita Kintar˘  In Japanese
 

Born in ďsaka in 1763. Son of Yamashita Kinsaku II, his first stage name was Yamashita Kintar˘ and he settled in Edo with his father in 1769. He made his debut on stage in the 11th lunar month of 1771, performing as a koyaku at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Fukikaete Tsuki no Yoshiwara", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Nakamura Jűz˘ II. He became wakaonnagata in 1776. He took the name of Yamashita Mangiku I in the 11th lunar month of 1779 at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of Princess Tomozuru in the kaomise drama "Kaeribana Eiyű Taiheiki". He apperared on stage for the last time in the 4th lunar month of 1791, in Edo at the Kawarazakiza. He died the 13th day of the 5th lunar month of 1791 [1]. His rank in the 1791 Edo hy˘banki (1st lunar month of 1791), wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Yamashita Mangiku I in kabuki21.com.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Rishű Tenn˘jiya

Yamashita Mangiku I as Osan in a print made by Katsukawa Shunk˘ (MFA Boston)

Yamashita Mangiku I in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I (MFA Boston)

Yamashita Mangiku I in a print made by Katsukawa Shunk˘ (MFA Boston)

Yamashita Mangiku I in a print made by Kitagawa Utamaro

Yamashita Mangiku II
Yamashita Mansaku  In Japanese | Yamashita Mangiku II  In Japanese | Yamashita Sengiku  In Japanese | Onogawa Miyamatsu  In Japanese | Yamashita Kinjir˘  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. Disciple of Yamashita Kinsaku II, his first stage name was Yamashita Kinjir˘. He was adopted by Onogawa Ben'ya and received the name of Onogawa Miyamatsu at the end of the first half of the 1780s. Then, he was adopted by Yamashita Kinsaku II and he became Yamashita Sengiku at the beginning of the 1790s. He took the name of Yamashita Mangiku II in 1792. He went to Edo, along with Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III and Yamashita Taminosuke, and played in the 1st lunar month of 1793 at the Nakamuraza the role of ďiso no Tora in the new year drama "Saikai Soga Nakamura", which celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Denkur˘ IV. Then, he took the name of Yamashita Mansaku in the 11th lunar month of 1801, in Edo at the Nakamuraza, where he played the roles of Masako Gozen and Ise no Sabur˘'s ny˘b˘ Tamura in the kaomise drama "Date D˘gutsui no ďtori", which also celebrated the shűmei of Band˘ Hikozaemon I. His rank in the 1814 Edo hy˘banki (1st lunar month of 1814), wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. No stage record afterwards. He died in Edo the 23rd day of the 7th lunar month of 1816 [2].

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Yamashita Mansaku in kabuki21.com.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Risui, Riy˘, Roshű Tenn˘jiya

Yamashita Mangiku II playing the role of ďboshi Rikiya in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in the 4th lunar month of 1795 at the Kiriza

Yamashita Mangiku III
Yamashita Mangiku III  In Japanese | Yamashita Kikunosuke I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Most likely a minor wakaonnagata disciple of Yamashita Kinsaku IV [3], who was recorded several time between 1838 and 1852 in Kamigata. No record afterwards.

 

Notes

[1] The 13th day of the 5th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Kansei era was the 14th of June 1791 in the western calendar.

[2] The 23rd day of the 7th lunar month of the 13th year of the Bunka era was the 16th of August 1816 in the western calendar.

[3] He was recorded as being a disciple of Yamashita Mangiku II in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". It was also written that Yamashita Mangiku II gave his name to his disciple Yamashita Kikunosuke in the 11th lunar month of 1801 but there was absolutely no Yamashita Mangiku III in the 1802 Edo hy˘banki.

 
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