SďRYď JINROKU
   
THREE GENERATIONS
S˘ry˘ Jinroku I
S˘ry˘ Jinroku I  In Japanese | Matsumoto Yazaemon [1]  In Japanese | Matsumoto Jin'emon [1]  In Japanese
[Other possible name (?) [1]: Nakamura Kanpachi In Japanese]
 

Date of birth unknown. He was the son of the puppeteer Tatsumatsu Jűzabur˘ and the brother of the star Iwai Hanshir˘ IV. Disciple of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II, his first stage name was Matsumoto Jin'emon [1]. He was recorded for the first time in the 11th lunar month of 1754, in Edo at the Nakamuraza, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Miura no ďsuke Bumon no Kotobuki" which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III and Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ II. He took the name of Matsumoto Yazaemon [1] in 1759. Then, he took the name of S˘ry˘ Jinroku I in the 11th lunar month of 1765 in Edo at the Nakamuraza, where he performed as a d˘kegata in the kaomise drama "Kagura Uta Amagoi Komachi" which also celebrated the shűmei of his brother Iwai Hanshir˘ IV. He was active in ˘shibai up to the following year. This d˘kegata actor died while on tour in the Northern Provinces of Japan the 7th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1780 [2].

The name of S˘ry˘ Jinroku I in the 1766 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

S˘ry˘ Jinroku II
 

The actor S˘ry˘ Jinroku II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1816 to the 8th lunar month of 1837.

S˘ry˘ Jinroku II portraying Kinbŕ in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

S˘ry˘ Jinroku III
S˘ry˘ Jinroku III  In Japanese | S˘ry˘ Kanpachi  In Japanese
 

Date of birth and death unknown. Disciple of S˘ry˘ Jinroku II, his first stage name was S˘ry˘ Kanpachi. He took the name of S˘ry˘ Jinroku III in the 11th lunar month of 1838. He was like his master a d˘kegata and hand˘gataki actor. He was active up to 1841.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Tok˘ Shimaya

S˘ry˘ Jinroku III portraying the sh˘ya Hikosaku in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

 

Notes

[1] It was reported in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" that he was initially a disciple of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ VII and that his first stage name was Nakamura Kanpachi. Same in the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database. It was reported in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran" that he was a disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV and that his first stage names were Matsumoto Jin'emon and Matsumoto Yazaemon.

[2] The 7th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 9th year of the An'ei era was the 12th of March 1780 in the western calendar. It was also said that he died not the 7th day but the 2nd, which was the 7th of March 1780 in the western calendar. It was also reported that he died the 21st day of the 10th lunar month of the 1st year of the Tenmei era, which was the 6th of December 1781 in the western calendar.

 
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