|BANDď JUTARď I|
Band˘ Jutar˘ I
Guilds: Kameya, Narutaya
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry names: Kaseki (?), T˘shi, Ganshi
Existence: 1769 ~ 24th day of the 12th lunar month of 1840
Adoptive father: Band˘ Iwagor˘
1769 ~ 1791: born in ďsaka. His father is the sum˘tori Edozaki Kosabur˘. He starts his career around 1788 as a musumegata performing in hama shibai (stage name unknown). He is adopted by Band˘ Iwagor˘ at the beginning of the 1790s.
11th lunar month of 1791: he makes his debut in ˘shibai, taking the name of Band˘ Jűtar˘ and playing as a wakaonnagata at the Naka no Shibai the role of Princess Tsukimitsu in the drama "Fűryű ďeyama", which ends the kaomise program "Furisode Shuten D˘ji", which is produced by Hanagiri Tomimatsu II and celebrates the arrival in ďsaka of the Edo star Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III.
2nd lunar month of 1794: premiere at the Naka no Shibai of Namiki Gohei I's drama "Shima Meguri Uso no Kikigaki"; the last scenes are a sewamono drama, which will be staged independently in the 5th lunar month of 1794 under the title "Godairiki Koi no Fűjime"; Jűtar˘ plays the role of Chishima Mantar˘ [more details].
17th day of the 8th lunar month of 1795: his adoptive father Band˘ Iwagor˘ dies.
2nd lunar month of 1806: the play "Kamakura Sandaiki" is staged for the first time in Ky˘to, in the precincts of the Inaba Yakushi temple. The main roles are played by Yamashina Jinkichi II (Princess Toki), Mimasu Seibŕ (Takatsuna) and Jűtar˘ (Miuranosuke).
4th lunar month of 1812: Jűtar˘ and 20 Kamigata actors (including ďtani Tomoemon II and Nakayama Bungor˘ I) move to Edo. They perform at the Moritaza in the dramas "Tomoyobi Kawasu Shimabara no Saiken" and "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" (Jűtar˘ plays the role of Fukuoka Mitsugi).
5th lunar month of 1812: Jűtar˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Abe no Sadat˘ and Sodehagi in the drama "Z˘h˘ Adachigahara" (similar to "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara"); the roles of Abe no Munet˘ is played by ďtani Tomoemon II.
Summer 1812: Jűtar˘ goes back to Kamigata.
4th lunar month of 1817: Jűtar˘ plays in the same theater the role of Jihiz˘ in the drama "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘".
Fall 1817: Jűtar˘ goes to Ky˘to.
1st lunar month of 1818: Jűtar˘ plays in the same theater the role of Sakuramaru in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; the roles of Matsu˘maru and Ume˘maru are played by Kataoka Nizaemon VII and Arashi Sangor˘ III.
8th lunar month of 1822: tour in Nagoya for a troupe led by the Edo star Iwai Hanshir˘ V and the Kamigata actors like Nakayama Shinkur˘ III, Nakayama Icch˘ IV and Jűtar˘; they perform at the Tachibana no Shibai in "Ranjatai Nitta Keizu" and "Edo Murasaki Naniwa no Iroage".
11th lunar month of 1825: he replaces the first ideogram of his first name Jű (serious) by the ideogram Ju (longevity):
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5th lunar month of 1829: Jutar˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Enju and Hatakeyama Shigetada in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki". He also plays the role of Tokubŕ in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; the roles of Danshichi Kurobŕ and Tsuribune Sabu are played by Ichikawa Hakuen II and Ichikawa Danz˘ V.
1st lunar month of 1836: Jutar˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, jitsuaku/katakiyaku section, is shin-j˘-j˘-kichi (truly - superior - superior - excellent). Premiere at the Naka no Shibai of Nishizawa Ipp˘'s drama "Hana no Ani Tsubomi no Yatsufusa" Jutar˘ plays the role of Inuyama D˘setsu [casting].
Fall 1839: Jutar˘ goes to Edo.
24th day of the 12th lunar month of 1840: Jutar˘ dies in ďsaka. His tombstone is located in the precinct of the Honkakuji Temple.
Band˘ Jutar˘ I was a talented and popular ďsaka actor, who achieved fame for himself in Kamigata from the 1820s to the end of the 1830s. He was able to play a wide range of roles, either as a tachiyaku, onnagata or jitsuaku. He also excelled in wagoto. All his features were outstanding: appearance on stage, acting style, articulation, declamation, elocution, ...
Band˘ Jutar˘ I playing the role of Kiritar˘ in the new year drama "Keisei Hanafusa S˘shi", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1835 at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Shumbaisai Hokuei)
The Band˘ Jutar˘ line of actors
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