HAYAKAWA DENGORď

Stage names:

Hayakawa Dengor˘ In Japanese
Miyazaki Dengor˘ In Japanese

Existence: 1670 ~ 20th day of the 11th lunar month of 1719 [1]

Connection:

Master: Miyazaki Denkichi

Brother-in-law: Hayakawa Denshir˘

Disciple: Hayakawa Hatsuse

Career:

1670: born in ďsaka. He became a disciple of Miyazaki Denkichi at a very young age. His first stage name was Miyazaki Dengor˘.

1680: Dengor˘ settled in Edo with his master Miyazaki Denkichi.

11th lunar month of 1700: he became katakiyaku, took the name of Hayakawa Dengor˘ and played at the Yamamuraza the role of Taira no Tokimori in the kaomise drama "Yorimasa Mannen Goyomi".

11th lunar month of 1706: premiere in the same theater of the drama "Taihei Shusse Kagekiyo", which was considered as an earlier version of the Kabuki Jűhachiban drama "Kagekiyo"; Dengor˘ played the role of Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki [casting].

1708: Dengor˘ became jitsuaku.

3rd lunar month of 1709: Dengor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1709: Dengor˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Takakura-no-Miya in the kaomise drama "Gempuku Nue Yorimasa".

3rd lunar month of 1710: Dengor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1710: Dengor˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Kiyomori in the kaomise drama "Onna Tsuwamono Tokiwa no Matsu"; his stage partners were Shinomiya Genpachi, Takahashi Motojir˘, Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I, Hisamatsu Tasanta, Saigoku Hy˘suke, Yasuda Kichir˘ji, Narukawa Genzaemon, Ichikawa Danz˘ I, Saruwaka Sanzaemon II, Matsumoto Shirosabur˘ and Fujioka Daikichi.

3rd lunar month of 1711: Dengor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shared the same rank with Yamanaka Heikur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1713: Dengor˘ played at the Yamamuraza the role of Yamashina in the kaomise drama "Sazare Ishi Nasu no Futahashira".

11th lunar month of 1714: Dengor˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Kageyu Saemon in the kaomise program "Enman Taiheiki", which welcomed in Edo the actor Wakabayashi Shirogor˘; his main stage partners were Ichikawa Danz˘ I, Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV, Matsumoto Koshir˘, Asao Jűjir˘, Yamashita Karumo and Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1715: Dengor˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Yorimasa in the kaomise drama "Kogane no Kaburi Konrei Yorimasa".

11th lunar month of 1716: Dengor˘ became tachiyaku and played at the Moritaza the role of Chihara Sakon in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri Miyako no Tsunagi Uma".

1st lunar month of 1717: Dengor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shared the same rank with Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ I, Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I and Murayama Heiemon III.

5th lunar month of 1717: Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece "Kokusen'ya Gassen" was produced simultaneously in the 3 Edo Kabuki theaters. This was the first Kabuki adaptation of a puppet theater play in Edo. It was produced at the Moritaza under the title "Kokusen'ya Gojitsu Gassen"; Dengor˘ played the role of Gosankei [more details].

11th lunar month of 1717: Dengor˘ became jitsuaku and played at the Moritaza the role of Kageyu Saemon in the kaomise drama "H˘n˘ Taiheiki"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, ďtani Hiroemon I, Ogawa Zengor˘ I, Asao Jűjir˘ and Ichikawa Monnosuke I.

11th lunar month of 1718: Dengor˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Matano in the kaomise program "Hirakana Yomeiri Izu Nikki", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Sanogawa Mangiku.

1st lunar month of 1719: Dengor˘ played at the Nakamuraza the roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune and Kamei Rokur˘ Saemon in the sogamono "Kaibyaku Sakayaki Soga", commonly called "Ninin Kud˘" ("The Two Kud˘"). The other Kud˘ was played by Yamanaka Heikur˘ I.

20th day of the 11th lunar month of 1719 [1]: Dengor˘ died in Edo.

Comments:

Hayakawa Dengor˘ was a talented and popular actor, who was born in Kamigata and achieved fame for himself in Edo during the 1700s and the 1710s. He was endowed with an amazing voice and was specialized in villain roles but also made a successful season as a tachiyaku in 1717, excelling in jitsugoto or yatsushigoto. As a jitsuaku actor, he was said to be on par with Yamanaka Heikur˘ I, the king of jitsuaku actors.

[1] The 20th day of the 11th lunar month of the 4th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 30th of December 1719 in the western calendar.

Hayakawa Dengor˘ (right) and his disciple Hayakawa Hatsuse (left) playing the roles of ďtomo no Kuronushi and K˘bai in the kaomise drama "K˘bai no Momoyoguruma", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1711 at the Moritaza

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