ďTORI MICHIEMON

Stage names:

ďtori Michiemon In Japanese
ďtori Kur˘ji In Japanese

Existence: ??? ~ ???

Connection:

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Career:

7th lunar month of 1695: first-recorded performance, in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater; he plays under the name of ďtori Kur˘ji the role of Kumazawa T˘ta in the drama "Shitenn˘ Masu Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1696: Kur˘ji plays in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of Kumagawa T˘ta in the drama "Fukujumaru", which is produced by Yamashita Hanzaemon I.

Fall 1699: Kur˘ji and Uemura Kichisabur˘ I go together to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1696: Kur˘ji performs at the Moritaza in the drama "T˘sei Okuni Kabuki".

Fall 1708: Kur˘ji goes back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1708: he becomes jitsuaku and takes the name of ďtori Michiemon in ďsaka, performing in the drama "ďkamado Uke Matsuri", which is produced in ďsaka by Iwai Hanshir˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1709: Michiemon performs in ďsaka at Shioya Kuroemon's theater in the kaomise "Inari Ch˘ja Kokonotsu Kogura", which is produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ II.

3rd lunar month of 1710: Michiemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is (superior).

11th lunar month of 1710: Michiemon performs in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Shusse Yakushi Jűnishin", which is produced by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1712: Michiemon performs in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Mikawa no Kuni Yatsuhashi no Kura Saiwai Ch˘ja", which is produced by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I.

3rd lunar month of 1713: Michiemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1713: Michiemon plays in ďsaka the role of ďgiku Danj˘ in the kaomise drama "ďminato Kogane no Izumi", which is produced by Yamamoto Hikogor˘.

2nd lunar month of 1714: Michiemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

1st lunar month (spring?) of 1715: first Kabuki adaptation of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Daiky˘ji Mukashi Goyomi", which is entitled "Daiky˘ji" and is staged in ďsaka; Michiemon plays the role of Sukeshichi [casting].

11th lunar month of 1715: Michiemon performs in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Saiwai Mochimaru Ch˘ja", which celebrates the shűmei of Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1717: Michiemon plays in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai the role of ďe no Hy˘go (a role popularized by Kataoka Nizaemon I in Ky˘to) in the kaomise drama "Benten Ch˘ja Uga no Tama", which was produced by Ogino Kinnoj˘.

11th lunar month of 1718: Michiemon performs at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Sumiyoshi Tanj˘seki", which is produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II.

1st lunar month of 1719: Michiemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1722: Michiemon plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Tetsuemon in the kaomise drama "Genji Moy˘ Ichimai Gushi", which is produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II (who celebrates his shűmei).

11th lunar month of 1723: Michiemon becomes katakiyaku and performs at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of H˘sh˘ji Kandayű in the kaomise drama "Fukujukai Kogane no Minato", which is produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1724: Michiemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He plays in the same theater the role of Taira no Masamori in the new year drama "K˘kiden Uwanari Guruma".

Fall 1725: Michiemon goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1725: Michiemon becomes jitsuaku and plays the role of Hideemon in the kaomise drama "Sanpukutsui Eiga no Shikishi".

1st lunar month of 1726: Michiemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, falls to j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent).

2nd lunar month of 1726: Michiemon plays in the same theater the role of Okuzaemon in the new year drama "Keisei Ise Monogatari".

3rd lunar month of 1726: Michiemon's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, falls to j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

Fall 1726: he falls seriously ill and has to stop acting for several years.

2nd lunar month of 1729: Michiemon is temporarily back on stage as a jitsuaku to play the role of the kar˘ Usami Genba in the new year drama "Wakatake ďshimadai", which is produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon III.

3rd lunar month of 1729: Michiemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

6th lunar month of 1732 ~ 1734: tour in Ise and long stay in Nagoya; Michiemon's travelling and stage partners are Fujioka Daikichi, Ogino Yaegiri I, Arashi Sanjűr˘ I, Sakakiyama Fujisabur˘, Tatsuoka Someemon, Sawamura S˘gor˘ I, Sagawa Bunz˘ II, Fukuda Dan'emon, Tamiya Shirogor˘ and Matsushima Hy˘tar˘. No record afterwards.

Comments:

ďtori Michiemon was a Kamigata jitsuaku/katakiyaku who spent 9 years in Edo in his prime and achieved fame for himself in ďsaka from the end of the 1700s to the middle of the 1720s. His ranking had its ups and downs due to health issues.

ďtori Michiemon playing the role of Tetsuemon in the kaomise drama "Genji Moy˘ Ichimai Gushi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1722 at the ďnishi no Shibai

 
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