LESSER KNOWN ACTORS - MURAKAMI
   
Murakami Takenoj˘  
Murakami Takenoj˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was recorded for the first time in 1691. He performed in 1692 in Ky˘to as a wakashugata. He went to ďsaka in Fall 1698 and played successfully in the 11th lunar month the eponymous role in the drama "Semimaru", sharing the stage with Yamashita Matashir˘ I, Shinozuka Jirozaemon I, Fujikawa Buzaemon I, Mihara Jűdayű I, Asao Jűjir˘ I, Uemura Kichisabur˘ I, Ogura Bun'emon and Iwai Hanshir˘ II (who was the zamoto). He went back to Ky˘to the following year. He was active in Ky˘to up to 1703. No record afterwards.

Murakami Takenoj˘ in the hy˘banki "Ogakuzu" (1699)

Murakami Zenzaemon  
Murakami Zenzaemon  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was recorded for the first time in the 11th lunar month of 1698, when he performed as a tachiyaku in Ky˘to. He became oyajigata in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1702. He went to Edo in Fall 1704 and he performed in the 11th lunar month of 1704 at the Ichimuraza as a kashagata in the kaomise drama "Onna Araoka Nishiki no Tazuna". He performed in the 11th lunar month of 1733 at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Sh˘hon Taiheiki". His rank in the 1734 Edo hy˘banki, kashagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. No record afterwards. He was said to be a good kashagata actor, excelling in k˘shitsu, keibo or tsubone roles.

The name of Murakami Zenzaemon in the 1731 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

 
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