YAMASHITA MANSAKU

Stage names:

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

Guilds: Tenn˘jiya, Hishiya [1]

Poetry names: Risui, Riy˘, Roshű

Existence: ??? ~ 23rd day of the 7th lunar month of 1816 [2]

Connection:

Adoptive father: Yamashita Kinsaku II

Master: Onogawa Ben'ya

Career:

1780s: 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.

1st lunar month of 1792: he settled in Edo and received the name of Yamashita Mangiku II at the Nakamuraza.

1st lunar month of 1793: Mangiku played at the Nakamuraza the role of ďiso no Tora in the new year sogamono drama "Saikai Soga Nakamura", which celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Denkur˘ IV.

11th lunar month of 1801: Yamashita Mangiku II took the name of Yamashita Mansaku 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.

11th lunar month of 1803: Mansaku performed at the Kawarasakiza in the kaomise drama "Yamato Nishiki Yoshino Dairi".

11th lunar month of 1804: Mansaku performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Mishi Tamadare Yuki no Furusato", which celebrated the shűmei of Suketakaya Takasuke II, Ichikawa Takinosuke and Kiriyama Monji III.

11th lunar month of 1805: Mansaku performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Keisei Yoshino no Kane".

11th lunar month of 1808: Mansaku performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Irosoyuru Nidai Genji", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Sawamura Tanosuke II and celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Rik˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1812: Mansaku played at the Moritaza the role of the nakai Otomi in the kaomise drama "Yukimo Yoshino Kigoto no Kaomise".

11th lunar month of 1813: Mansaku played at the Ichimurazathe roles of Sekiya and Ashinoya in the kaomise drama "Modoribashi Senani Gohiiki".

1st lunar month of 1814: Mansaku's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. No stage record afterwards

11th lunar month of 1814: Mansaku performed at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Fuyu Botan Yuki no Jinmaku".

23rd day of the 7th lunar month of 1816 [2]: Mansaku died in Edo.

Comments:

Yamashita Mansaku was an onnagata actor, who was born and trained in Kamigata and who definitively settled in Edo at the beginning of the 1790s. He was active from the 1780s to the second half of the 1810s.

[1] Hishiya was his yag˘ when he belonged to the Onogawa clan.

[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.

ďtani Oniji IV, Yamashita Mansaku and Ichikawa Yaoz˘ III playing the roles of Washinoo no Sabur˘, Ise no Sabur˘'s ny˘b˘ Tamura and Ise no Sabur˘ in the kaomise drama "Date D˘gutsui no ďtori", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1801 at the Nakamuraza

The Yamashita Mangiku line of actors

 
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