Before 1692: his first name was Fujimura Ikkaku. He took the name of Fujimura Uzaemon at an unknown date.
7th lunar month of 1695: Uzaemon played in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of a servant in the drama "Shitenn˘ Masu Kagami".
11th lunar month of 1700: he took the name of Fukuoka Yagoshir˘ in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater.
Fall 1707: Yagoshir˘ went to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1707: Yagoshir˘ worked as a sakusha and performed as a d˘kegata on/in the untitled kaomise which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ II in ďsaka. He also worked on the kiri ky˘gen "Futami no Ura Shűtome Goroshi".
12th lunar month of 1716: he took the name of Ky˘ya Yagoshir˘ and played at the Naka no Shibai the role of the ah˘ Goroshichi in the kaomise drama "Ch˘ Hanagata Sangoku no Mukoiri", which was produced by Ogino Yaegiri I and Arashi Daizabur˘ I.
3rd lunar month of 1717: Yagoshir˘ revised Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Kokusen'ya Gassen" in which he played the role of Hirado Yoshir˘; his stage partners were Takeshima K˘zaemon II (Wat˘nai), Arashi Sanjűr˘ I (R˘ikkan), Ogino Yaegiri I (Wat˘nai's mother), Sanogawa Hanazuma I (Komutsu, Kinsh˘jo), ďtori Michiemon (Gosankei), Yamanaka Naoemon (Rit˘ten) and Ichikawa Sajűr˘ (Kanki).
11th lunar month of 1722: Yagoshir˘ played in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai the role of the painter Kanaoka Ujihisa in the kaomise drama "Tenchi Tenn˘ Sokutai Guruma", which was produced by Arashi Kanshir˘ I.
Fall 1723: Yagoshir˘ went back to Ky˘to after 16 seasons spent in ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1723: he took back the name of Fukuoka Yagoshir˘, worked as a sakusha and performed as a oyajigata on/in the kaomise drama "Teono Hajime Kogane no Ishizue", which was produced by Segawa Kikunoj˘ I.
1st lunar month of 1724: Yagoshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, oyajigata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. He worked in the same theater as a sakusha on the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Futakamiyama" in which he played the role of Taema Senzaemon.
11th lunar month of 1728: Yagoshir˘ played in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of the master Ibukiyama Naizen in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Kogane no Uroko", which was produced by Sanogawa Mangiku.
11th lunar month of 1729: Yagoshir˘ played the role of the master Miwa Kurando in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri Shichigosan", which was produced by Arashi Koroku I for the nadai Daikokuya Takenoj˘ and welcomed in Ky˘to the actor Sawamura Otoemon I.
Fukuoka Yagoshir˘ was active in Kamigata from the beginning of the 1690s to 1730. He was not only a famous and popular oyajigata/d˘kegata actor, but also a sakusha who worked on at least 20 original dramas or adaptation to Kabuki of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's dramas. He was said to be 90 years old in 1730. He compiled famous quotes or ideas from the onnagata star Yoshizawa Ayame I in a book, which was entitled "Ayame Gusa" (literally "Sayings of Ayame") and which became the bible for onnagata actors.
Fukuoka Yagoshir˘ (left) and Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I (right) playing the roles of the master Ibukiyama Naizen and the kar˘ Tsunafusa Kanbŕ in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Kogane no Uroko", which was staged in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1728
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