Kiriyama Monji I

The actor Kiriyama Monji I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1745 [1] to 1767.

Kiriyama Monji I playing the role of Tosa Sh˘gen Mitsunobu in the drama "Keisei T˘yama Zakura", which was staged in the 12th lunar month of 1750 at the Naka no Shibai

Kiriyama Monji II

The actor Kiriyama Monji II held this name from summer 1775 to the beginning of the Tenmei era (1783?).

Kiriyama Monji II playing the role of Banba no Chűta in the kaomise drama "Genpei Tatoezukushi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1778 at the Kado no Shibai

Kiriyama Monji III
Kiriyama Monji III  In Japanese | Ichikawa Takigor˘  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Ichikawa Omez˘ I, his first stage name was Ichikawa Takigor˘ and he made his debut on stage around 1803. His name was recorded for the first time in an Edo hy˘banki in the 1st lunar month of 1804 in the katakiyaku. He took the name of Kiriyama Monji III in the 11th lunar month of 1804 at the Ichimuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Mishi Tamadare Yuki no Furusato", which celebrates the shűmei of Suketakaya Takasuke II and Ichikawa Takinosuke. He went on tour in Nagoya in 1806 and in Kamigata in 1807, where he settled in Spring 1807 and performed up to 1812. In Spring 1812, Nakayama Bungor˘ I and 20 Kamigata actors, including Band˘ Jűtar˘, ďtani Tomoemon II went to Edo along with the Edo native Monji. He performed at the Moritaza in the drama "Tomoyobi Kawasu Shimabara no Saiken". He quickly went back to Kamigata, where he stayed a few years. He was finally back in Edo in the 3rd lunar month of 1817, along with a troupe of actors led by Kataoka Nizaemon VII and Band˘ Jűtar˘. They performed at the Kiriza in the drama "Shinbutai Megumi no Ishizue". He was active in Edo up to the 1st lunar month of 1830, when he played at the Ichimuraza the role of Shirai Jinkur˘ in the new year drama "Soga Hy˘ban Hiyoku Otoko". No record for this katakiyaku/hand˘gataki actor afterwards.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Shizan ďzakaya, Iseya, Shimadaya

Kiriyama Monji III playing the role of Atsui Kandayű in the drama "ďishizuri Sakura no Tanzaku", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1822 at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Shunk˘sai Hokushű)

[1] Kiriyama Monji I took this name in the 11th lunar month of 1744 but he changed the second ideogram of his first name in the 11th lunar month of 1745.

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