|YAMASHITA MATASHIRď I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: ďgai
Existence: 1661 ~ 9th day of the 8th lunar month of 1736 
Adopted son: Yamashita Kinsaku I
Disciple: Yamashita Ugenta I
Son-in-law: Nakamura Shingor˘ I
Before 1690: he started his career as a disciple of Fujikawa Buzaemon I, who gave him the name of Fujikawa Matashir˘.
1691: he became a disciple of Yamashita Hanzaemon I and changed his the name to Yamashita Matashir˘ I.
Fall 1696: Matashir˘ went to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1696: Matashir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Tamanaga Heinoj˘ in the drama "Keisei Natorigawa"; his stage partners were Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, Miyazaki Denkichi and Tanishima Mondo.
1698: Matashir˘ went back to ďsaka.
3rd lunar month of 1701: Matashir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Kataoka Nizaemon I, Osagawa Jűemon, Shibazaki Rinzaemon I, Sakurayama Sh˘zaemon I, Takioka Hikoemon and Murayama Heijűr˘ I.
Winter 1711: Matashir˘ appeared on stage for the last time, in Ky˘to, playing the role of Suminoe Mondo in the new year drama "Onna Sh˘j˘". He retired and took the tonsure in an ďsaka Temple, calling himself S˘kan.
9th day of the 8th lunar month of 1736 : the priest S˘kan died in ďsaka.
Yamashita Matashir˘ I was a Kamigata tachiyaku actor, who made a 20-year long career from the beginning of the 1690s to the beginning of the 1710s. He was quite popular but preferred to retire at the age of 50 to become a Buddhist priest and enjoy more than 25 years of peacefulness. As an actor, he excelled in bud˘goto roles and yatsushi dances. His wife was the sister of Iwai Hanshir˘ III.
 The 9th day of the 8th lunar month of the 1st year of the Genbun era was the 13th of September 1736 in the western calendar.
 The 18th day of the 1st lunar month of the 2nd year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 28th of February 1717 in the western calendar.
 The 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month of the 14th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 31st of March 1729 in the western calendar.
The Yamashita Matashir˘ line of actors
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