TAKAMURA MATASHIRď

Stage names:

Takamura Matashir˘ In Japanese
Murakami Sh˘zabur˘ In Japanese
Sawai Kodenji In Japanese

Existence: ??? ~ ???

Career:

1692: recorded for the first time in Edo, where he performed as a wakashugata under the name of Sawai Kodenji.

1694: he became tachiyaku and took the name of Murakami Sh˘zabur˘.

11th lunar month of 1695: Sh˘zabur˘ performed at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Miura Asahina Gansekiwari".

11th lunar month of 1696: Sh˘zabur˘ performed as a tachiyaku at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Yome Kagami", which welcomed in Edo the actor Murayama Heijűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1699: he took the name of Takamura Matashir˘ at the Moritaza, where he played the role of Kira Mikinoshin in Mimasuya Hy˘g˘'s drama "T˘sei Okuni Kabuki".

11th lunar month of 1710: he became d˘kegata and played at the Moritaza the role of a yakko in the kaomise drama "Onna Tsuwamono Tokiwa no Matsu".

3rd lunar month of 1711: Matashir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was naka-no-j˘ (superior in the middle class).

11th lunar month of 1711: Matashir˘ performed at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "K˘bai no Momoyoguruma".

1st lunar month of 1713: Matashir˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of the ge'nin Yomohachi in the new year drama "Taihei Onna Imagawa".

4th lunar month of 1713: Matashir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1713: Matashir˘ played at the Moritaza played the role of Sukekata in the kaomise drama "Yorimasa Taikyoku no Mato".

1st lunar month of 1714: Matashir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

2nd lunar month of 1714: Matashir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1714: Matashir˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Aida Saiz˘ in the kaomise drama "Onna Ryűko Futatsu Gashira".

11th lunar month of 1715: Matashir˘ could not perform in any Edo kaomise program. He was reported in the Edo hy˘banki in the 1st lunar month of 1716 as "resting".

11th lunar month of 1716: Matashir˘ performed at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri Miyako no Tsunagi Uma".

1st lunar month of 1717: Matashir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1717: Matashir˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Emperor Godaigo in Murase Genzabur˘'s kaomise drama "H˘n˘ Taiheiki".

11th lunar month of 1718: Matashir˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Ebimodayű in the kaomise drama "Zenkunen Yoroi Kurabe"; his stage partners were Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Sawamura S˘jűr˘, ďtani Hiroemon I, Mizuki Takejűr˘, Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, Ichikawa Monnosuke I and Asao Jűjir˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1719: Matashir˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Emperor Godaigo in the kaomise drama "Banmin Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1720: Matashir˘'s rank in one Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual] and he was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual] in another Edo hy˘banki. He played in the same theater the role of the bett˘ Hakone in the new year sogamono drama "Yuzuriha Kongen Soga", which commemorated the 16th anniversary (17th memorial service) of the passing away of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1720: Matashir˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Tada no Mitsunaka in the kaomise drama "Kaig˘ Sakiwake Shitenn˘".

1st lunar month of 1721: Matashir˘ played in the same theater the role of Wada no Yoshimori in the new year sogamono drama "Nigiwai Suehiro Soga".

11th lunar month of 1721: Matashir˘ performed at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Semimaru Y˘r˘ no Taki".

1st lunar month of 1722: Matashir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Takamura Matashir˘ was a popular Edo d˘kegata actor, who was active from the beginning of the 1690s to the beginning of the 1720s. He was a mainstay at the Moritaza.

Takamura Matashir˘ (top/left), Kanazawa Heiroku (top/right), Tamazawa Rin'ya (bottom/left) and Ichikawa Monnosuke I (bottom/right) playing the roles of Ebimodayű, Mitsut˘, Kamo no Jir˘ and Masaki in the kaomise drama "Zenkunen Yoroi Kurabe", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1718 at the Moritaza

 
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