ARASHI KANSHIRď I

Stage names:

Arashi Kanshir˘ I In Japanese
Arashi Kan'emon II In Japanese
Arashi Kanshir˘ I In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Existence: ??? ~ 22nd day of the 8th lunar month of 1739 [1]

Connection:

Father: Arashi Kan'emon I

Father-in-law: Arashi San'emon II

Son: Arashi Kanshir˘ II

Disciples: Arashi Ugenta, Arashi Kanzabur˘ (Arashi Kichisabur˘ I's master)

Son-in-laws: Nakamura Tokujűr˘, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I, Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ III

Career:

Before 1700: son of Arashi Kan'emon I, he started his career at an early age, performing in ďsaka under the name of Arashi Kanshir˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1700: Kanshir˘ performed in ďsaka in the new year drama "Kamakura Sh˘gatsu Tsukai", which was produced by Arashi San'emon II.

Fall 1701: Kanshir˘ went to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1701: Arashi Kanshir˘ I took the name of Arashi Kan'emon II at the Moritaza, performing in the kaomise drama "Taiheikoku Yuzuriha no Kagami".

Fall 1706: he went back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1706: Arashi Kan'emon II took back the name of Arashi Kanshir˘ I, performing in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Kant˘ Koroku", which was produced by Shinozuka Jirozaemon I; his others stage partners were Otowa Jirosabur˘ I, Hyakunin'isshu Genzabur˘, Band˘ Kikumatsu I, Hanai Azuma and Onogawa Orie.

11th lunar month of 1713: Kanshir˘ played in ďsaka at Shioya Kuroemon's theater the role of Madenoj˘ in the kaomise drama "Yoyo Meoto Tsuru no Mago".

11th lunar month of 1717: Kanshir˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Nagahisa Kuniemon in the kaomise drama "Inari Yashiki Daikoku Bashira", which was produced by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I.

12th lunar month of 1717: Kanshir˘ played in the same theater the role of Hada Jinsuke in the kiri ky˘gen "ďsaka Shinjű Hajimari" [2].

11th lunar month of 1722: Kanshir˘ produced in ďsaka the kaomise drama "Tenchi Tenn˘ Sokutai Guruma", in which he played the role of Kanawa Rokur˘.

1st lunar month of 1723: Kanshir˘ produced in the same theater the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Tomoe Daiko", in which he played the role of Date no Koyata.

11th lunar month of 1723: Kanshir˘ became jitsuaku and played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Tada Kurando in the kaomise drama "Chűshin Futaba no Matsu", which was produced by Matsushima Hy˘tar˘.

1st lunar month of 1724: Kanshir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1724: Kanshir˘ played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Iwagaki Jűr˘bŕ in the kaomise drama "Senbon Matsu Hi-no-De no Maizuru".

1st lunar month of 1725: Kanshir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1726: Kanshir˘ played at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Bunbu Aioi no Matsu", which was produced by Fujii Hanamatsu and celebrated the shűmei of Fujikawa Hanzabur˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1727: Kanshir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

11th lunar month of 1727: Kanshir˘ played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Fuwa Banzaemon in the kaomise drama "Onna Kabuki Chiyo no Hajime".

1st lunar month of 1728: Kanshir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

Fall 1729: Kanshir˘ went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1729: Kanshir˘ became tachiyaku and played the role of Suminoe Manzaemon in the kaomise drama "Fukuju Yakata Wag˘ no Futabashira", which was produced at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1730: Kanshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

11th lunar month of 1730: Kanshir˘ played in Ky˘to the role of Nakatomi Tanzaemon in Sawamura Bunji's kaomise drama "Inari Yakata Manp˘ no Kura", which was produced by Arashi Koroku I at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater.

Fall 1731: Kanshir˘ went back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1731: Kanshir˘ became jitsuaku and played the role of Minatoyama Daigaku in the kaomise drama "Aioi Kikenj˘", which was produced by his son Arashi Kokuseki.

1st lunar month of 1732: Kanshir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

Fall 1732: Kanshir˘ went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1732: Kanshir˘ became tachiyaku and played the role of Naniwazu Kanzaemon in the kaomise drama "Hayazaki Kogane no Hanabusa".

1st lunar month of 1733: Kanshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1733: Kanshir˘ played at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater (Ky˘to) the role of Tsumori Gensuke in the kaomise drama "Ch˘seiden Kogane no Shikigawara", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1734: Kanshir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was a little bit lower, down to j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

Fall 1734: Kanshir˘ went back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1734: Kanshir˘ became jitsuaku and played the role of Mochizuki K˘emon in the kaomise drama "Honch˘ Bugaku no Hajimari", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III at the Naka no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1735: Kanshir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1735: Kanshir˘ played the role of the r˘nin Nagagara Tamiemon in the kaomise drama "Toyo no Asahi Eitaigura", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III at the Naka no Shibai and celebrated the arrival in ďsaka of the Edo actor Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I and the shűmei of Arashi Kiyosabur˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1736: Kanshir˘ played the role of the senior retainer Ishimaru Hideemon in the kaomise drama "Yamato Fumi Mannen no Ayatsuri", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III at the Kado no Shibai.

11th lunar month of 1737: Kanshir˘ played at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Fukakusa-no-In Sann˘ no Maki".

1st lunar month of 1738: Kanshir˘ appeared on stage for the last time, playing in the same theater the role of Kanjűr˘ in the new year drama "Gonin Onna Itazuragami".

22nd day of the 8th lunar month of 1739 [1]

: Kanshir˘ died in ďsaka.

Comments:

Arashi Kanshir˘ I was an important jitsuaku and tachiyaku actor, who made most of his career in Kamigata from the end of the Genroku era to the Genbun era. He was excelling in bud˘goto and also in aragoto, a rare feature in Kamigata, in jidaimono dramas. He was endowed with a big powerful voice and it was said at the end of his career that nobody would be talented enough to replace him as a jitsuaku!

[1] The 22nd day of the 8th lunar month of the 4th year of the Genbun era was the 24th of September 1739 in the western calendar.

[2] This drama was a shinjűmono based on the story of Ch˘emon and his lover Ichinoj˘. The 17th day of the 5th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Tenna era (the 11th of June 1683 in the western calendar), the courtesan Yamatoya Ichinoj˘ and her lover Goze no Ch˘emon committed suicide together in ďsaka. This event caused quite a stir and three ďsaka theaters decided to capitalize on the situation by simultaneously producing the same month the first shinjűmono of Kabuki history.

Arashi Kanshir˘ I playing the role of Minatoyama Daigaku in the kaomise drama "Aioi Kikenj˘", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1731 at the Kado no Shibai

Prints & Illustrations

The Arashi Kanshir˘ line of actors

 
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