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Nakayama Monjűr˘  
Nakayama Monjűr˘  In Japanese | Matsuya Monjűr˘  In Japanese | In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of the sakusha Matsuya Raisuke I and eldest brothers of Nakayama Bunshichi I and Nakayama Shinkur˘ II, he started his career as a disciple of the star Nakayama Shinkur˘ I, who gave him the name of Matsuya Monjűr˘. He performed as a tachiyaku in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai in the 7th lunar month of 1749 in the drama "Osana Narihira Izutsu no Kagami". He changed his family name (same reading but a different ideogram for the ya of Matsuya) in the 11th lunar month of 1757 at the Naka no Shibai, where he played the role of Sanada Bunz˘ in the kaomise drama "Sakiwake Musha K˘bai no Tazuna" which was produced by Anegawa Shinshir˘ II and celebrated the shűmei of Monjűr˘'s youngest brother Nakayama Raisuke I. He took the name of Nakayama Monjűr˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1765 at the Kitagawa no Shibai, playing the role of Awasuke, in reality Kaizuka Yagenji Harunaga, in the kaomise drama "Takara-Kita-Yama Kogane no Ishizue". He was recorded in a yakuwari banzuke for the last time the following year, when he played in the 1st lunar month of 1766 in the same theater the role of Katagiri Y˘suke in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Miyako no Fuji". His rank in the 1766 Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. No record afterwards.

The actor Nakayama Monjűr˘ playing the role of Awasuke, in reality Kaizuka Yagenji Harunaga, in the kaomise drama "Takara-Kita-Yama Kogane no Ishizue", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1765 at the Kitagawa no Shibai

 
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