TAMEKAWA KOHYďE

Stage name:

Tamekawa Kohy˘e In Japanese

Existence: ???

Career:

2nd lunar month of 1705: Kohy˘e was recorded for the first time, when he performed as a kashagata in ďsaka at Matsumoto Nazaemon III's theater in the ni-no-kawari drama "Tosa no Kuni Godaisan Kaich˘", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III.

Fall 1710: Kohy˘e went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1710: Kohy˘e performed in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Kenkon Daikoku Bashira", which was produced by Kataoka Sanpei.

3rd lunar month of 1711: Kohy˘e's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, kashagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

1st lunar month of 1712: Kohy˘e performed in Ky˘to at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater in the drama "Onna Wankyű" [1], which was produced by Yoshizawa Ayame I.

1st lunar month of 1713: Kohy˘e performed at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Fukubiki Miuma no ďkamado", which was produced by Hanai Kosanza. He also played in the same theater the role of Jibunoshin's ny˘b˘ in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Yaeguruma"; the role of ďkura Jibunoshin was played by Yamashita Ky˘emon I.

4th lunar month of 1713: Kohy˘e's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, kashagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Tamagawa Sennoj˘ IV and Ichikawa Toyama III.

2nd lunar month of 1714: Kohy˘e performed in Ky˘to at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Tar˘zuki Wak˘ no ďnuki", which was produced by Nakamura Shingor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1715: Kohy˘e performed in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Chiyogasane Kiku no Shinpai", which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon I for the nadai Hayagumo Ch˘dayű.

1st lunar month of 1716: Kohy˘e's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, kashagata section, was one black stroke below j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual] in one hy˘banki and j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual] in another hy˘banki. He also performed in the same theater in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Nishiki no Ubugi".

4th lunar month of 1716: Kohy˘e's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, kashagata section, fell to one black stroke below j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1716: Kohy˘e performed in Ky˘to at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Daikoku Tenjin Fukuju Musume", which is produced by Yamatoya Jinbŕ III.

1th lunar month of 1717: Kohy˘e's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, kashagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1717: Kohy˘e played in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Taminoj˘'s mother in Sadoshima Sabur˘zaemon's kaomise drama "Iwao no Matsu Manbai no Midori"; the role of Kamadoyama Taminoj˘ was played by Otowa Jirosabur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1718: Kohy˘e played in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Kunitama's okugata in Sadoshima Sabur˘zaemon's kaomise drama "Meoto Matsu Jufuku no Kodane".

1st lunar month of 1719: Kohy˘e played in the same theater the role of Tsunaemon's mother My˘kan in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Chihaya no Toko"; the role of Wada Tsunaemon was played by Otowa Jirosabur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1719: Kohy˘e played in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of S˘emon's mother in Sadoshima Sabur˘zaemon's kaomise drama "Sh˘j˘ Zakaya Mannen-gura".

1st lunar month of 1720: Kohy˘e's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, kashagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual] in another hy˘banki in one hy˘banki and j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. He also played in the same theater the role of a midaidokoro in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Hachimannichi".

2nd lunar month of 1720: Kohy˘e's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, kashagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1720: Kohy˘e performed in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Gosha no Yonegura Fukki no Aimuko" and in the kiri ky˘gen "Hamadaya Shirozuki no Yone", which were produced by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1721: Kohy˘e played in the same theater the role of Tatamiya Oichi [2] in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei T˘yama Matsu".

11th lunar month of 1721: Kohy˘e performed in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Inari Fuku In'y˘ no Kanegura", which was produced by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1722: Kohy˘e performed in Ky˘to at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater on the kaomise drama "Aioi ďshimadai", which was produced by Ogino Yaegiri I and welcomed in Ky˘to the actor Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I.

2nd lunar month of 1723: Kohy˘e performed in the same theater in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Gunp˘ Tekuda Keisei".

Fall 1723: Kohy˘e went to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1723: Kohy˘e performed at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Fukujukai Kogane no Minato", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1724: Kohy˘e's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, kashagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1725: Kohy˘e performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "H˘raisan Imose no Matsu", which celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Shirogor˘ II and Yamashita Kamenoj˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1726: Kohy˘e performed in the same theater in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's ni-no-kawari drama "Butsumo Mayasan Kaich˘".

3rd lunar month of 1726: Kohy˘e's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, kashagata section, fell to j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1726: Kohy˘e performed at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Gosha no Yonegura Fukki no Yama", which was produced by Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1727: Kohy˘e's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, kashagata section, was back to j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1727: Kohy˘e performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Imosegami Aioi no Futabayama", which was produced by Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I.

2nd lunar month of 1729: Kohy˘e performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Wakatake ďshimadai", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon III.

11th lunar month of 1729: Kohy˘e performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Yakata Manp˘ no Mikura", which was produced by Anegawa Shinshir˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1730: Kohy˘e's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, kashagata section, fell to j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1730: href performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Meotogura Wag˘ no Nakatomi", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III; his stage partners were Nakayama Shinkur˘ I, Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Arashi Sanjűr˘ II, Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Izumikawa Sennosuke, Sanogawa Hanazuma I and Hanagiri Toyomatsu I.

1st lunar month of 1731: Gonjűr˘ performed in the same theater in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Takechi Jűbŕ Miyako Nishiki".

11th lunar month of 1731: Kohy˘e played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Oyone in the kaomise drama "ďyamato Wag˘ no Tsuchi", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1732: Kohy˘e played at the Naka no Shibai the role of the tsubone Naruse in the kaomise drama "Shikishima Wak˘ no Tsuzumi", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

1st lunar month of 1733: Kohy˘e's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, kashagata section, was back to j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1733: Kohy˘e played at the Naka no Shibai the role of the gejo Oyone in the kaomise drama "Genji Rokujűj˘", which celebrated the arrival in the new line-up of Sawamura Otoemon I.

11th lunar month of 1734: Kohy˘e played at the Naka no Shibai the role of the head of jochű Otane in the kaomise drama "Honch˘ Bugaku no Hajimari", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1735: Kohy˘e performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Toyo no Asahi Eitaigura", which was produced by the zamoto Iwai Hanshir˘ III and celebrated the shűmei of Arashi Kiyosabur˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1736: Kohy˘e appeared on an ˘shibai stage for the last time, in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai, where he played the role of Abe Manz˘'s k˘shitsu in the kaomise drama "Yamato Fumi Mannen no Ayatsuri", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III .

1st lunar month of 1737: Kohy˘e's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, kashagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Tamekawa Kohy˘e was a Kamigata kashagata actor, who was active in Ky˘to and ďsaka from the middle of the 1700s to the second half of the 1730s. He played for 32 years roles of midaidokoro, okugata, ny˘b˘ or k˘shitsu. Due to his fleshy body, he had a big and powerful voice. His ranking was quite chaotic but he was ranked j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi for many seasons during his career.

[1] The roles of Wan'ya Kyűbŕ and the courtesan ďgiya Matsuyama in this wankyűmono drama were played by Yamashita Ky˘emon I and Uemura Kichiya III.

[2] The tatamiya Oichi.

Izumikawa Jűgor˘ (top/left), Tamekawa Kohy˘e (top/right), Yoshioka Sabur˘suke (bottom/left), Miyazaki Giheita (bottom/center) and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I (bottom/right) playing the roles of Yoshimi Uky˘, Kunitama's okugata, Kakunoj˘, Kunihei (in reality Murase Hachir˘zaemon or Murase Hachirozaemon) and Murase Mikinoj˘ in the kaomise drama "Meoto Matsu Jufuku no Kodane", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1718 in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater

 
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