SHINOZUKA KAZAEMON

Stage names:

Shinozuka Kazaemon In Japanese
Shinozuka Jirozaemon II In Japanese
Shinozuka Kazaemon In Japanese
Shinozuka S˘jűr˘ In Japanese

Poetry names: Chikuj˘ (?), Fugaku (?)

Existence: ??? ~ 1751 (?)

Connection:

Master: Shinozuka Jirozaemon I

Adopted son: Shinozuka Utagiri

Disciple: Shinozuka S˘za

Career:

Before 1716: born in Kamigata. His adoptive father was Kobayashi Shinsuke, a mechanized puppets master.

1716 ~ 1717: he started his career as a disciple of Shinozuka Jirozaemon I, who gave him the name of Shinozuka S˘jűr˘.

23rd day of the 1st lunar month of 1718 [1]: his master Shinozuka Jirozaemon I died.

11th lunar month of 1721: S˘jűr˘ performed as a tachiyaku in Ky˘to; he played the role of Irienoj˘ at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Fuji Asama Taiheiraku", which was coproduced by Wakaura Kinjűr˘ and Matsumoto Shigemaki.

Fall 1722: S˘jűr˘ went to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1722: S˘jűr˘ became jitsuaku and performed in the kaomise drama "Tenchi Tenn˘ Sokutai Guruma", which was produced by Arashi Kanshir˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1723: S˘jűr˘ played in the same theater the role of Date no Kit˘ta in the new year ni-no-kawari "Keisei Tomoe Daiko".

11th lunar month of 1723: S˘jűr˘ became katakiyaku and performed at the Naka no Shibai, in the kaomise drama "Chűshin Futaba no Matsu", which was produced by Matsushima Hy˘tar˘.

1st lunar month of 1726: he became jitsuaku and took the name of Shinozuka Kazaemon.

11th lunar month of 1726: Kazaemon played at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater (Ky˘to) the role of Shirakabe Heima in the kaomise drama "Karanishiki Imose no Shitone", which was produced by Matsushima Hy˘tar˘.

1st lunar month of 1727: Kazaemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

Fall 1729: Kazaemon went to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1729: Kazaemon played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Hakozaki Sasaemon in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Yakata Manp˘ no Mikura", which was produced by Anegawa Shinshir˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1730: Kazaemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

Fall 1729: Kazaemon went to Ky˘to.

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

1st lunar month of 1731: Kazaemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1731: Kazaemon became jitsuaku and performed in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Hiragana Imagawaj˘".

9th lunar month of 1732: first Kabuki adaptation of Matsuda Bunk˘d˘ and Hasegawa Senshi puppet theater drama "Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki", which was produced in Ky˘to by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I at Miyako Mandayű's theater; Kazaemon played the roles of Iwanaga Saemon and Hana˘giya Toheiji [casting].

11th lunar month of 1732: Kazaemon played in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater in the kaomise drama "Hayazaki Kogane no Hanabusa"; his stage partners were Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I, Arashi Kanshir˘ I, Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I, Somenoi Hanshir˘, Matsushima Moheiji, Kirinami Takie, Fujioka Daikichi, Tomizawa Montar˘ I and Arashi Koroku I.

1st lunar month of 1733: Kazaemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

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

11th lunar month of 1737: Kazaemon performed in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Yamato Uta Kamiyo no Kagami", which was produced by Mizuki Tatsunosuke II (who celebrated his shűmei) at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater; his stage partners were Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I [2], Segawa Kikujir˘ I [2], Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I, Arashi Sanshir˘ III and Somenoi Utamatsu.

11th lunar month of 1739: Kazaemon played in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Muromachi Dono Ch˘h˘ Denki", which was produced by Sanogawa Ichimatsu I for the nadai Miyako Mandayű; his stage partners were Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I, ďtani Hiroji I, Sawamura Otoemon I, Tamiya Shirogor˘, Haruyama Genshichi II, Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Asao Motogor˘ I, Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I and Arashi Sanshir˘ III.

1st lunar month of 1740: Kazaemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shared the same rank with Mihogi Gizaemon I and Yashio Ikuemon. Kazaemon played the role of Kanzaki Kageyu in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Fugen no Minato".

8th lunar month of 1741: the play "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari", which was originally written for the puppet theater, was adapted for Kabuki for the first time, in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater; Kazaemon played the role of Kuniyuki [casting].

11th lunar month of 1743: Shinozuka Kazaemon took the name of Shinozuka Jirozaemon II at the Naka no Shibai, playing the role of Inazu Saichi in the kaomise drama "Shiki Samba ďgi Ikusa", which was produced by Anegawa Shinshir˘ I; his others stage partners were Nakayama Shinkur˘ I, Yamashita Matatar˘ I, Fujikawa Hanzabur˘ II, Arashi Koroku I, Yoshizawa Sakinosuke II, Band˘ Toyosabur˘ I, Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I, Arashi Koiz˘ I and his adopted son Shinozuka Utagiri.

11th lunar month of 1746: he took back the name of Shinozuka Kazaemon and performed in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Taihei Asahi no Shirahata", which was produced by Asao Motogor˘ I; his stage partners were Fujioka Daikichi, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ II, Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I, Mihogi Shichitar˘ and Tatsuoka Hisagiku.

1750: tour in Ise and in the Owari province; Kazaemon was the zamoto of a travelling troupe.

1751 (?): Kazaemon most likely died in ďsaka.

Comments:

Shinozuka Kazaemon was a popular Kamigata jitsuaku/katakiyaku actor, who was active during the first half of the 18th century.

[1] The 23rd day of the 1st lunar month of the 3rd year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 22nd of February 1718 in the western calendar.

[2] The Segawa brothers were back in Ky˘to after several seasons spent in Edo.

The actors Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I and Shinozuka Kazaemon playing the roles of Gontazaemon and Ebira Manz˘ in the drama "Ch˘seiden Kogane no Shikigawara", which was produced in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1733 at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I

The Shinozuka Jirozaemon line of actors

 
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