LESSER KNOWN ACTORS - MURAYAMA
   
Murayama Jűrobŕ  
Murayama Jűrobŕ  In Japanese | Murayama Shinzaemon  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. His first stage name was Murayama Shinzaemon. He was recorded for the first time in the 11th lunar month of 1706 in Edo at the Ichimuraza when he performed as a tachiyaku in the kaomise drama "Mano no Ch˘ja Kogane no Torii". Was he related to the Edo Murayama Clan which was created by Murayama Matasabur˘ I? The question is still unanswered. He became katakiyaku the following year and performed in the 11th lunar month of 1707 at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Hachinoki ďkagami". He went to ďsaka during the winter of 1711 and took the name of Murayama Jűrobŕ, switching back to tachiyaku and playing the role of Zensanta in the new year drama "Otogi Jűnidan". He went to Ky˘to in Fall 1711 and performed in the 11th lunar month of 1711 at Fujita Magojűr˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Hinode Ch˘ja", which was produced by Nakamura Shir˘ji. He went back to ďsaka in Fall 1713 and performed in the 11th lunar month of 1713 in the kaomise drama "Onna Fude Y˘bunsh˘", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III and Ogino Yaegiri I. He performed in the 11th lunar month of 1715 in the kaomise drama "Ugashin Kogane no Hokora", which was produced in ďsaka by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I and celebrated the shűmei of Takeshima K˘zaemon II. His rank in the 1716 ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior) [visual]. He died in 1716.

Murayama Jűrobŕ playing the role of Hamagurigai no Sabu in the kaomise drama "(Jing˘ K˘g˘ Sankan Taiji) Ashiwakebune", which was staged in ďsaka in the 1st lunar month of 1715

Murayama Shirotar˘  
Murayama Shirotar˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Murayama Shir˘ji, he received the name of Murayama Shirotar˘ and was recorded in the 1st lunar month of 1693 in the book "Kokon Shibai Irokurabe Hyakunin Isshu". No record afterwards.

Murayama Shirotar˘ in an ilustration from the book "Hana no Edo Kabuki Nendaiki"

Ilustration (1693)

 
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