DONTS█ YOSAB╩ I

Pen names:

Dontsű Yosabŕ I In Japanese
Tsuuchi Jihŕ III In Japanese
Tsuuchi Denjűr˘ I In Japanese

Other name:

Ichigasai Dontsű In Japanese

Poetry names: Kiz˘, Eishi

Existence: ??? ~ 19th day of the 4th lunar month of 1771 [1]

Connection:

Master: Tsuuchi Jihŕ II

Disciple: Tsuuchi Jihŕ IV

Career:

Before 1753: date of birth unknown. Born in the province of Kai, he settled in Edo and became a disciple of Tsuuchi Jihŕ II, who gave him the name of Tsuuchi Denjűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1753: Denjűr˘ worked at the Moritaza, along with Tsuuchi Eishi I, Namiki Ry˘suke and Nakamura Seikur˘ II, on the kaomise drama Masakado Koky˘ no Nishiki.

11th lunar month of 1762: he became tatesakusha, took the name of Tsuuchi Jihŕ III and worked at the Ichimuraza on the kaomise drama "Kisoe Uta Sakae Komachi", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichimura Uzaemon IX and ďtani Hiroji III.

11th lunar month of 1765: he took the name of Dontsű Yosabŕ I at the Nakamuraza, where he worked, along with Masuyama Kinpachi I, Nakamura Jűsuke II, Ida Sorobŕ and Nakamura Sadasuke, on the kaomise drama "Kagura Uta Amagoi Komachi", which celebrated the shűmei of Iwai Hanshir˘ IV.

11th lunar month of 1766: Yosabŕ worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Kadota Sorobŕ, Nakamura Jűsuke II, Masuyama Kinpachi I, Kawatake Shinshichi I and Sei Hidesuke, on the kaomise drama "Kogane no Hana Kaijin Arasmusha", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Kirishima Gizaemon I.

11th lunar month of 1767: Yosabŕ worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Kadota Sorobŕ, Kawatake Shinshichi I, Sei Hidesuke and Tsuuchi Denjűr˘ II, on the kaomise drama "Taiheiki Shizu no Furisode".

1st lunar month of 1768: Yosabŕ worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono drama "Fude Hajime Soga no Tamazusa"; the roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Ichikawa Yaoz˘ II and Ichikawa Komaz˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1768: Yosabŕ worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Masuyama Kinpachi I, Okuno Sasuke, Kawatake Shinshichi I and Hirata Bunji, on the kaomise drama "Ima o Sakari Suehiro Genji", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata star Nakamura Utaemon I and the shűmei of Osagawa Tsuneyo II.

1st lunar month of 1769: Yosabŕ worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono drama "Soga Moy˘ Aigo no Wakamatsu"; the roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by Nakamura Utaemon I, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III and Ichikawa Yaoz˘ II. No record afterwards as he retired from the theater world in 1769.

19th day of the 4th lunar month of 1771 [1]: Yosabŕ died in Edo.

Comments:

Dontsű Yosabŕ I was an Edo sakusha, who was active from the first half of the 1750s to the beginning of the 1770s.

[1] The 19th day of the 4th lunar month of the 8th year of the Meiwa era was the 1st of June 1771 in the western calendar.

The name of Dontsű Yosabŕ I in a 1769 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

The Tsuuchi Denjűr˘ line of playwrights

The Tsuuchi Jihŕ line of playwrights

The Dontsű Yosabŕ line of playwrights

 
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