|SEGAWA JOKď I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Jok˘
Existence: 1739 ~ 23rd day of the 1st lunar month of 1794 
Father: Ichiyama Shichijűr˘ I (dance master)
Master: Segawa Kikunoj˘ II
Younger brother: Segawa Senjo
Disciple: Komagata Bunz˘
1739: born in ďsaka in the district of D˘tonbori. He is the son of the dance master Ichiyama Shichijűr˘ I and the elder brother of Ichiyama Shichinosuke. His first stage name was Ichiyama Shichiz˘ I and he is trained to perform as a wakaonnagata.
1st lunar month of 1768: Shichiz˘ goes to Edo.
Fall 1775: Shichiz˘ goes back to ďsaka.
Fall 1779: Shichiz˘ goes to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1784: Jok˘ works as a tatesakusha at the Kiriza, along with Takarada Jurai, on the kaomise drama "Jűni Hitoe Komachi Zakura". Premiere of the Nagauta-based dance-drama "Ky˘ran Kumoi no Sode" . Premiere of the dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no seki no To" [casting].
11th lunar month of 1785: Jok˘ works, along with the tatesakusha Kasanui Sensuke I, at the Kiriza on the kaomise drama "Otokoyama Furisode Genji", which celebrates the shűmei of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ II. Premiere of the Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Shitenn˘ ďe no Yamairi"  which is written by Jok˘.
11th lunar month of 1786: Jok˘ works as a tatesakusha at the Moritaza on the kaomise drama "Onna Musha Kiku no Sen'yoki", which celebrates the shűmei of Sawamura Kameemon and Nakamura Kichisabur˘ III.
11th lunar month of 1788: Jok˘ works at the Ichimuraza, which reopens after a few years of business interruption, on the kaomise drama "Genji Saik˘ Kogane no Tachibana", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Asao Tamejűr˘ I.
23rd day of the 1st lunar month of 1794 : Jok˘ dies in Edo; his tombstone is located in the precincts of the Daiunji Temple.
Segawa Jok˘ I was a Kabuki actor born and trained in ďsaka. He was active on stages, either in ďsaka or Edo, from 1758 to 1783. He stopped acting and became an Edo sakusha, who worked on more than 30 original dramas or dance-dramas from the first half of the 1780s to the first half of the 1790s.
 The 23rd day of the 1st lunar month of the 6th year of the Kansei era was the 22nd of February 1794 in the western calendar.
 This dance-drama is still in the Kabuki repertoire and its common title is "Nakaz˘ Ky˘ran".
The Segawa Jok˘ line of playwrights
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