HARUYAMA GENSHICHI I

Stage names:

Haruyama Genshichi I In Japanese
Haruyama Genzabur˘ In Japanese
Matsui Sakon In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Existence: ???

Connection:

Adopted son: Haruyama Genshichi II

Son: Haruyama Utagor˘

Disciples: Haruyama Kin'ya, Haruyama Gengor˘

Career:

Before 1706: born in a family managing a shop called Tanakaya. He starts his career as a wakashugata performing under the name of Matsui Sakon. He gets married with the daughter of Hoteiya Gonpachi and takes the name of Haruyama Genzabur˘ at unknown times.

1706: he becomes tachiyaku and takes the name of Haruyama Genshichi I.

11th lunar month of 1707: Genshichi plays in ďsaka the role of Nonomiya Saky˘ in the kaomise drama "Onna Daimy˘ Irekozan", which is produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ II.

Fall 1710: Genshichi goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1710: Genshichi plays in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater the role of Senjűr˘ in the kaomise drama "Kenkon Daikoku Bashira".

Fall 1711: Genshichi goes back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1711: Genshichi plays in ďsaka the role of the servant Ch˘suke in the kaomise drama "Futabashira Aioi Ch˘ja", which is coproduced by Ogino Yaegiri I and Miyazaki Denkichi.

2nd lunar month of 1713: Genshichi plays in Edo at the Moritaza the role of Tanabe Mikinoj˘ in the drama "Isshin Oyako Zakura".

Fall 1713: Genshichi goes back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1713: Genshichi plays in ďsaka the role of Ariwara Isenoj˘ in the kaomise drama "Onna Fude Y˘bunsh˘", which is produced by Arashi San'emon III and Ogino Yaegiri I.

11th lunar month of 1714: Genshichi plays in ďsaka the role of Utsunomiya Unai in the kaomise drama "Daikoku Shinmai Dawara", which is produced by Anegawa Shinshir˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1715: Genshichi plays in ďsaka the role of Amanokawa Hanjűr˘ in the kaomise drama "Seiwa Genji Kaichű Fude", which is produced by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1718: Genshichi plays in ďsaka at the Kita no Shinchi Shibai the role of Nunobiki Kansuke in the kaomise drama "In'y˘ Inui no Machi-zukuri".

1st lunar month of 1719: Genshichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

Fall 1719: Genshichi goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1719: Genshichi plays in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Naniwa Kuraemon in the kaomise drama "Sh˘j˘ Zakaya Mannen-gura".

1st lunar month of 1720: Genshichi's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent). Genshichi performs in the same theater in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Hachimannichi".

Summer 1720: Genshichi plays in the same theater the role of the kar˘ Senzaemon in the drama "Yamato H˘ryűji Eguchi no Mikage". This his his last recorded performances in ˘shibai. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappears from the records.

Comments:

Haruyama Genshichi I was a tachiyaku actor, who made a short career in ďsaka and Ky˘to (with a short stay in Edo) during the first quarter of the 18th century. He was good in aragoto, jitsugoto and nuregoto. He was also an outstanding dancer. He unfortunately died too young.

The actors Kojima Daikichi (top/left), Miyazaki Denkichi (top/right), Haruyama Genshichi I (bottom/left) and Ogino Yaegiri I (bottom/right) playing the roles of Takamatsu Sentar˘, Takamatsu Tominoj˘, the servant Ch˘suke and the servant Otatsu in the kaomise drama "Futabashira Aioi Ch˘ja", which was staged in ďsaka in the 11th lunar month of 1711

The Haruyama Genshichi line of actors

 
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