|JITSUKAWA GAKUJ█Rď I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Enjaku
Existence: 1782 ~ 4th day of the 11th lunar month of 1835 
Family map: the Jitsukawa Clan
1809: Yaoz˘ went back to his first master and he took the name of Asao Yűjir˘ I.
1818: Yűjir˘ went back to Kamigata.
6th lunar month of 1821: Katsu Hy˘z˘ I's drama "Kachi Zum˘ Ukina no Hanabure", commonly called "Shirafuji Genta", was revived for the first time, 11 years and 3 months after its premiere in Edo, in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai; Yűjir˘ played the role of Tsugawa Mondo [casting].
1st lunar month of 1822: he received the patronage of the star Nakamura Utaemon III; Asao Yűjir˘ I took the name of Asao Gakujűr˘, playing in the drama "Keisei Somewake Tazuna", which was produced at the Naka no Shibai by the zamoto Asao Yosabur˘.
1st lunar month of 1833: Asao Gakujűr˘ and Asao Enzabur˘ respectively took the names of Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ I and Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I. This was the foundation of the Jitsukawa clan. Gakujűr˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Yokoyama Tar˘, Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Yorozuya Ch˘bŕ and Hosokawa Masamoto in the drama "Hime Kurabe Futabae Z˘shi", which was produced by Arashi Takejir˘. Gakujűr˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was (shiro)˘-j˘-j˘-kichi (almost grand - superior - superior - excellent).
10th lunar month of 1835: Gakujűr˘ suddenly fell ill.
Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ I was a talented tachiyaku, who started his career in ďsaka minor theaters (hama shibai), spent 8 years in Edo and became one of the best zagashira in Kamigata. He excelled in wagotoshi, jitsugotoshi and bud˘goto roles. He was also able to play wakaonnagata roles.
Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ I was the founder of the Jitsukawa clan.
 Two actors held the name of Asao Yaoz˘, Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ I and his disciple Jitsukawa Yaoz˘, but it did not constitute an official line of actors.
 The 4th day of the 11th lunar month of the 6th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 23rd of December 1835 in the western calendar.
 The 22nd day of the 8th lunar month of the 7th year of the Bunsei era was the 14th of September 1824 in the western calendar.
Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ I playing the role of Tsuji Y˘suke in the drama "Keisei Hanabusa Z˘shi", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1835 at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Hokuei)
The Asao Yűjir˘ line of actors
The Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ line of actors
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