MATSUSHIMA SAMON
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Matsushima Samon I
Matsushima Samon I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. First record in the 11th lunar month of 1713, when he performed in ďsaka as a wakaonnagata. He performed in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai in the 11th lunar month of 1720 in the kaomise drama "Hana Yakata Chibikizuru", which was produced by Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I. His rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was naka-no-j˘-j˘ (superior - superior in the middle class). No record afterwards.

The name of Matsushima Samon I in the 1720 ďsaka hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Matsushima Samon II
Matsushima Samon II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. First record in the 11th lunar month of 1725, when he performed as a wakashugata/iroko in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai in Kaneko Kichizaemon's kaomise drama "Wag˘ no Futabashira", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III. He also played in the same theater in the 1st lunar month of 1726 the role of Monnosuke in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Asama-ga-Dake". No record afterwards.

The name of Matsushima Samon II in the 1726 ďsaka hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

 
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