1st lunar month of 1783: he was recorded for the first time, working as a sakusha for the puppet theater in Edo at the Hizenza. His first pen name was Shibas˘.
Summer 1788: he settled in Edo and took the name of Shiba Shis˘.
11th lunar month of 1798: he became a Kabuki sakusha, using his real name Ozaki Katsusuke as his pen name, and worked at the Naka no Shibai on the kaomise drama "Kogane Bana Genji no Sakigake"  and the kiri ky˘gen "Kaikei Yuki no Hachinoki", which were produced by Yamashita Kamematsu and welcomed in ďsaka the actors Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III and ďtani Tomoemon II; others main actors were Nakamura Utaemon III, Arashi Hinasuke II, Yamashita Kinsaku II, Onoe Koisabur˘ I and Fujikawa Tomokichi I. The troupe performed in ďsaka from the 13th day to the 23rd day. Then, the actors moved to Ky˘to to perfom from the 28th day in the same kaomise program at the Kitagawa no Shibai.
8th lunar month of 1801: he took back the name of Shiba Shis˘; premiere in Ky˘to of the puppet theater Shiba Shis˘'s drama "Hakone Reigen Izari no Adauchi".
4th lunar month of 1802: Katsusuke worked in ďsaka at the Kita no Shinchi Shibai on the drama "Yukihira Sonare Matsu".
8th lunar month of 1802: Katsusuke worked in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai on the drama "Keisei Hana Ikada".
10th lunar month of 1804: Katsusuke worked in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai on the drama "Monogusa Tar˘". No record afterwards. He most likely died between the end of 1804 and 1808.
Shibaya Katsusuke was not only a puppet theater and Kabuki playwright as he was also a k˘dan story writer and a k˘dan storyteller. He also wrote several books. He was active from the second half of the 1780s to the second half of the 1800s, mainly in Kamigata (he spent a few years in Edo).
 The others sakusha working with Shiba Shis˘ were Tsutsui Hanpei, Tank˘ Taz˘ and Tamaki Fudeji.
The name of Shibaya Katsusuke in a 1804 yakuwari banzuke
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