ARAKI YOJIB╩
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Araki Yojibŕ I
 

The actor Araki Yojibŕ I held this name from the end of the 1640s [1] to the 12th lunar month of 1700 [2].

Araki Yojibŕ I in 1686

Araki Yojibŕ II
Araki Yojibŕ II  In Japanese | Tsuzuki Masuz˘  In Japanese | Tsuzuki Sonez˘  In Japanese | Tsuzuki Chahei  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was recorded for the first time in 1751 and his first stage name was Tsuzuki Chahei, performing in ďsaka in kodomo shibai at the Deba no Shibai, where his father worked as a t˘dori. He took the names of Tsuzuki Sonez˘ around 1754. Then, he took the name of Tsuzuki Masuz˘ [3] in the 11th lunar month of 1756, performing in ˘shibai for the first time, as a tachiyaku, at the Naka no Shibai. He finally took the name of Araki Yojibŕ I in the 11th lunar month of 1761 in ďsaka at the Horie Higashigawa no Shibai. He worked in Horie as a zamoto up to the 5th year of the Bunka era (1808). No record afterwards.

Araki Yojibŕ III
Band˘ Kink˘  In Japanese | Band˘ Nariemon  In Japanese | Araki Yojibŕ III  In Japanese | Band˘ Nariemon  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was recorded for the first time as performing in ďsaka in the 11th lunar month of 1799 in hama shibai. His first stage name was Band˘ Nariemon. He went to Edo in Fall 1810 and took the name of Araki Yojibŕ III [4] in the 11th lunar month of 1810 at the Ichimuraza, where he performed as a tachiyaku. He took back the name of Band˘ Nariemon at the beginning of 1814 when he went back to Kamigata, then took the name of Band˘ Kink˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1814 in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai, where he performed as a tachiyaku. No record afterwards.

The name of Araki Yojibŕ III in the 1813 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Araki Yojibŕ IV
Araki Yojibŕ IV  In Japanese | Nakamura Muraemon  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Nakamura Utaemon III, his first stage name was Nakamura Muraemon. His name appeared in a Kabuki hy˘banki for the first time in 1816. He took the name of Araki Yojibŕ IV [5] in 1831. No record afterwards.

 

Notes

[1] Or the beginning of the 1650s.

[2] January 1701 in the western calendar.

[3] Tsuzuki Masuz˘ was the first name of Araki Yojibŕ I in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". In the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran", Araki Yojibŕ I had only one stage name. Moreover, in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book, Araki Yojibŕ II was said to be a disciple of Araki Yojibŕ I, who was active from 1702 to 1706. It was also reported that he gave his name to his adopted son Araki Ichinoj˘. For this actor, we decided to stay in sync with the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[4] This actor was not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

[5] This actor was recorded as Araki Yojibŕ III, not Araki Yojibŕ IV, in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

 
Search this site powered by FreeFind
  Site map | Disclaimer
Contact | Main | Top | Updates | Actors | Plays | Playwrights | Programs | Links | FAQ | Glossary | Chronology | Illustrations | Prints | Characters | Derivatives | Theaters | Coming soon | News