Poetry name: Ganshi
Existence: 1732 ~ 17th day of the 8th lunar month of 1795 
Master: Band˘ Matakur˘ II
Brother: Band˘ Kunigor˘ I
Adopted son: Band˘ Jutar˘ I
Disciple: Band˘ Kunigor˘ II (?)
11th lunar month of 1756: he makes his debut in ˘shibai, took the name of Band˘ Iwagor˘ and performed as a katakiyaku, playing the role of Nikuminosuke [picture] at the ďnishi no Shibai in Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's kaomise drama "Daimatsu Kyokusuke Tanzen Ropp˘", which was produced by Daimatsu Kyokusuke.
1st lunar month of 1757: premiere at the ďnishi no Shibai of Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's drama "Tenjiku Tokubŕ Kikigaki ďrai"; Iwagor˘ played the roles of Matsunaga Wadanosuke, Shirokur˘'s mother Okuma and the yakko Natsusuke [casting].
1st lunar month of 1758: first Kabuki adaptation of the 5-act maruhonmono drama "Hime Komatsu Ne-no-Hi no Asobi" in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai; Iwagor˘ played the roles of Miyamatsu Kiz˘ and Osada no Sh˘ji [casting].
5th lunar month of 1762: premiere in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai of Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's drama "Koi Hakke Hashira Goyomi", which was a revision of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Daiky˘ji Mukashi Goyomi"; Iwagor˘ played the role of the bant˘ Sukeemon [more details].
9th lunar month of 1764: premiŔre in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai of "Hare Kosode Tsuzure no Nishiki", based on the puppet drama "Katakiuchi Tsuzure no Nishiki", which was produced by Mimasu Daigor˘ I. A similar play was staged one day before under a different title, "Oriawase Tsuzure no Nishiki", at the Kado no Shibai. The competition for the best performance and the best line-up was open between the 2 theaters. The performance at the Kado no Shibai was more successful than the one at the Naka no Shibai; Iwagor˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Togiyaru Gonpachi and Kamura Utaemon [casting].
11th lunar month of 1767: Iwagor˘ performed at the Naka no Shibai in Tenmaya Kyűshichi's kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Maizuru ďgi"; his stage partners were Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Mimasu Daigor˘ I, Nakamura Kichiemon I, Fujikawa Hachiz˘ I, Arashi Kichisabur˘ I, Fujimatsu Sanjűr˘, Nakamura Noshio I, Somegawa Konobŕ I, Anegawa Daikichi I and Nakamura Senz˘.
4th lunar month of 1777: premiere of Namiki Gohachi's drama "Tenmangű Natane no Gokű", co-written with Nakamura Akei and Tatsuoka Mansaku, which was staged at the Kado no Shibai; Iwagor˘ played the role of Taira no Mareyo [casting].
11th lunar month of 1777: Iwagor˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Sachűben Mareyo in the kaomise drama "Daijizai Kaminari no Kodakara", which was produced by Ichiyama Tajir˘, celebrated the shűmei of Yamashita Kamenoj˘ IV and welcomed back in ďsaka Arashi Sangor˘ II after 3 and 7 seasons spent in Ky˘to and Edo.
9th lunar month of 1778: Iwagor˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Shihei and Shund˘ Genba in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which was produced by the zamoto Ichiyama Tajir˘; his stage partners were Nakamura Utaemon I (Matsu˘maru), Arashi Kichisabur˘ I (Shiratayű, Genz˘, Terukuni), Yamashita Kamenoj˘ IV (Tatsuta, Haru), Sawamura Kunitar˘ I (Tonami, Kakuju, Yae), Arashi Shichisabur˘ II (Ume˘maru), Nakamura Jiroza II (Hy˘ei, Mareyo), Mimasu Tokujir˘ I (Kan Sh˘j˘, Chiyo) and Arashi Sangor˘ II (Sakuramaru).
12th lunar month of 1781: premiere in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai of Nagawa Kamesuke I's drama "Tengajaya-mura" [casting]. A similar play was staged a few days later under a different title, "Renga Chaya Homare no Bundai", at the Naka no Shibai. The competition for the best performance and the best line-up was open between the 2 theaters; Iwagor˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Sat˘ Motoemon [casting].
9th lunar month of 1783: the play "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku" was adapted for Kabuki for the first time, in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai; Iwagor˘ played the roles of the yakko Sukehei and Sakurada Rinzaemon [casting].
5th lunar month of 1784: the play "Katsuragawa Renri no Shigarami", which was originally written in the 10th lunar month of 1776 by Suga Sensuke for the puppet theater, was adapted for Kabuki for the first time by Namiki Gohŕ, and staged in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai; Iwagor˘ played the roles of S˘bŕ and Hansai [casting].
3rd lunar month of 1787: premiere at the Naka no Shibai of Namiki Gohŕ's drama "Taik˘ Shinkenki", a play similar to "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi" which was produced by Iwagor˘; Iwagor˘ played the role of Onoemon [casting].
1792: he settled near the Honkakuji Temple in the district of Nakaderamachi (ďsaka).
Band˘ Iwagor˘ was an ďsaka actor, who made most of his career during the second half of the 18th century in his native city. He was specialized in katakiyaku or jitsuaku roles and was equally at home in sewamono and jidaimono dramas. He was tall and became the t˘dori of the Kado no Shibai a few years before his death.
 The 17th day of the 8th lunar month of the 7th year of the Kansei era was the 29th of September 1795 in the western calendar.
 The 19th day of the 6th lunar month of the 19th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 19th of July 1734 in the western calendar.
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