Existence: ??? ~ ???
7th lunar month of 1695: first-recorded performance, in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater; he played 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 played in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of Kumagawa T˘ta in the drama "Fukujumaru", which was produced by Yamashita Hanzaemon I.
Fall 1699: Kur˘ji and Uemura Kichisabur˘ I went together to Edo.
Fall 1708: Kur˘ji went back to ďsaka.
1st lunar month (spring?) of 1715: first Kabuki adaptation of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Daiky˘ji Mukashi Goyomi", which was entitled "Daiky˘ji" and was staged in ďsaka; Michiemon played the role of Sukeshichi [casting].
11th lunar month of 1717: Michiemon played 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˘.
1st lunar month of 1720: first Kabuki adaptation of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's puppet theater drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai; Michiemon played the role of Taira no Kiyomori [casting].
11th lunar month of 1720: Michiemon played in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai the roles of Kaguyama Daizen [illustration] and Kitao Jindayű in Ky˘ya Yagoshir˘'s kaomise drama "Kogane no Ikioi" and in the kiri ky˘gen "Nanshoku Kamo Samurai Jűshichikinenki", which were produced by Arashi San'emon III.
11th lunar month of 1722: Michiemon played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Tetsuemon in the kaomise drama "Genji Moy˘ Ichimai Gushi", which was produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II (who celebrated his shűmei).
11th lunar month of 1723: Michiemon became katakiyaku and performed at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Hossh˘ji Kanzaemon in the kaomise drama "Fukujukai Kogane no Minato", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.
1st lunar month of 1724: Michiemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He played in the same theater the role of Taira no Masamori in the new year drama "K˘kiden Uwanari Guruma".
Fall 1725: Michiemon went to Ky˘to.
2nd lunar month of 1726: Michiemon played in the same theater the role of Okuzaemon in the new year drama "Keisei Ise Monogatari".
Fall 1726: he fell ill and had to stop acting for several years.
2nd lunar month of 1729: Michiemon was temporarily back on stage as a jitsuaku to play the role of the kar˘ Usami Genba in the kaomise drama "Wakatake ďshimadai", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon III.
6th lunar month of 1732 ~ 1734: tour in Ise and long stay in Nagoya; Michiemon's travelling and stage partners were 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.
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.
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