|KANAI Y█SUKE I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Sank˘
Existence: ??? ~ 1801
Father: Kanai Sansh˘
Son: Kanai Yűsuke III
Disciple: Matsui K˘z˘ I
4th lunar month of 1778: premiere in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai of Namiki Gohŕ's masterpiece "Kinmon Gosan no Kiri", which was produced by the zamoto Ogawa Kichitar˘ I with with Arashi Hinasuke I and Onoe Kikugor˘ I playing the roles of Ishikawa Goemon and Mashiba Hisayoshi; Hanji belonged to the sakusha team supporting Namiki Gohŕ [casting].
1782: Hanji went back to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1782: Hanji worked in Ky˘to, along with Tatsuoka Mansaku and Namiki Jűsuke I , on the kaomise drama "Gosekky˘ Suehiro Keizu", which was produced by Nakayama Raisuke II and celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Utaemon II.
Fall 1792: he went back to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1792: he became nimaime sakusha, took the name of Matsui Yűsuke I and worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Segawa Jok˘ I, Katsu Hy˘z˘ I, Nakamura Jűsuke II and Kawatake Bunji, on the kaomise drama "Koganegiku Date no ďkido", which celebrated the shűmei of Segawa Yűjir˘ II.
1st lunar month of 1796: Yűsuke worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono drama "Soga Daifukuch˘"; the roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by ďtani Hiroji III, Ichikawa Omez˘ I and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III.
1st lunar month of 1797: Yűsuke worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono drama "ďkazari Soga no Kadomatsu"; the roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III, Ichikawa Omez˘ I and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III.
11th lunar month of 1798: Ichimura Uzaemon X reopened the Ichimuraza, producing the kaomise drama "Hanayagura Tachibana Keizu"; Matsui Yűsuke I took the name of Kanai Yűsuke I and worked with Chikamatsu Monky˘  on this drama which starred the actors Ichikawa Yaoz˘ III, Segawa Kikunoj˘ III, Onoe Matsusuke I, Ichikawa Omez˘ I, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ II, Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ I and Nakamura Denkur˘ IV.
Kanai Yűsuke I was an important Edo sakusha, who was active from the second half of the 1770s to the end of the 1790s.
 The others sakusha were Tawara Kiichi, Nakamura Kasuke and Fujikawa Hira.
The name of Kanai Yűsuke I in a 1799 Edo hy˘banki (the name within the red box)
The Matsui Yűsuke line of playwrights
The Kanai Yűsuke line of playwrights
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