CHIKAMATSU YďSUKE

Playwright names:

Chikamatsu Y˘suke In Japanese | In Japanese | In Japanese

Other name:

Chikamatsu N˘suke In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Chikamatsu Tokuz˘

Career:

5th lunar month of 1803: Y˘suke was recorded for the first time, in ďsaka at the Kita-Shinchi no Shibai, where he worked on the drama "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki", which starred Nakamura Utaemon III, Asao Kuzaemon I, Fujikawa Tomokichi I, ďtani Tomoemon II, Asao Okujir˘ I, Nakayama Ittoku I and Fujikawa Hachiz˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1804: Y˘suke worked, along with his master Chikamatsu Tokuz˘, Namiki Miyosuke and Nagawa Kunisuke [3], in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Ichiy˘ ďgi no Kachidoki".

1st lunar month of 1805: Y˘suke worked in the same theater, with the same team of sakusha, on the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Miyako Yoshino" and the dance-drama "Matsu no Suma-goto".

11th lunar month of 1807: Y˘suke worked, along with Nagawa Harusuke I and Namiki Miyosuke, in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai on the kaomise drama "ďt˘-no-Miya Asahi no Yoroi". He also worked on the drama "Yoshitsune Koshigoej˘", which celebrated the shűmei of Yoshizawa Ayame V and Yoshizawa Sakinosuke IV

23rd day of the 8th lunar month of 1810 [2]: his master Chikamatsu Tokuz˘ died in ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1810: Y˘suke worked, along with Nagawa Harusuke I, in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Sangoku Bus˘ Yakko no Ukej˘".

8th lunar month of 1816: Y˘suke worked in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai on the drama "Beni Murasaki Aide Someage", the dance-drama "Michiyuki Renri no Ume Momiji" and the "Katakiuchi Tsuzure no Nishiki". No record afterwards.

Comments:

Chikamatsu Y˘suke was a Kamigata sakusha, who was active from the first half of the 1800s to the second half of the 1810s.

[1] The others sakusha were Tanabe Yashichi, Chikamatsu Tokuji and Chikamatsu Tokubei.

[2] The 23rd day of the 8th lunar month of the 7th year of the Bunka era was the 21st of September 1810 in the western calendar.

The name of Chikamatsu Y˘suke in a 1805 Ky˘to hy˘banki (the name within the red box)

 
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