Poetry name: Kitei
Existence: 1700 ~ 6th day of the 10th lunar month of 1765 
Master: Matsushima Hanshichi II
Disciple: Matsushima Sakuya IV (?)
3rd lunar month of 1708: he started his career in Ky˘to. Disciple of Matsushima Hanshichi II, his stage name was Matsushima Moheiji. He played the role of the farmer Sh˘zabur˘ in the drama "Sh˘b˘ Daishi Happyakunenki".
Fall 1723: Moheiji went to ďsaka.
Fall 1728: Moheiji went to Ky˘to.
1731~1732: tour in Nagoya; Moheiji performed as a d˘kegata at the Nishi no Koji Shibai.
11th lunar month of 1732: Moheiji performed 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, Tomizawa Montar˘ I, Somenoi Hanshir˘, Kirinami Takie, Fujioka Daikichi, Shinozuka Kazaemon and Arashi Koroku I.
11th lunar month of 1733: Moheiji played at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater (Ky˘to) the role of the kannushi Fukudayű in the kaomise drama "Ch˘seiden Kogane no Shikigawara", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.
Fall 1734: Moheiji went to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1734: Moheiji played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Sakuma Yogoz˘ in the kaomise drama "Shin Yakata In'y˘ no Ishizue", which was produced by Nakayama Shinkur˘ I; his stage partners were Sawamura Otoemon I, Izumikawa Sennosuke, Tamiya Shirogor˘, Yamashita Matatar˘ I and Kamakura Heikur˘ I.
Fall 1735: Moheiji went back to Ky˘to.
Fall 1736: Moheiji went to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1738: Moheiji played in ďsaka at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Yamashiro no Gengor˘ in the kaomise drama "Kusunoki Yakata Sennen Gitsune", which was produced by Yoshizawa Ayame II.
Fall 1740: Moheiji and Ichiyama Dengor˘ went to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1741: Moheiji played at the Ichimuraza the role of Ochikochi Satoemon in the kaomise drama "Sugatae Onna Narihira", which celebrated the return in Edo of ďtani Hiroji I and Segawa Kikunoj˘ I; his others stage partners were Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I, Segawa Kikujir˘ I, Band˘ Matatar˘ III, Ichimura Uzaemon VIII, Nakajima Mihoemon I, Miyazaki Jűshir˘ II, Ichiyama Dengor˘, Tamazawa Saijir˘ I and Ichimura Manz˘.
Fall 1742: his son Matsushima Kichisabur˘ went to Edo.
3rd lunar month of 1744: Moheiji's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shared the same rank with Arashi Otohachi I. There were 2 j˘-j˘-kichi d˘kegata in Edo in 1744.
11th lunar month of 1745: Moheiji performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Suehiro Izu Nikki", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Fujikawa Heikur˘ and the shűmei of ďtani Hiroemon II and Nakamura Denkur˘ II.
3rd lunar month of 1751: Moheiji's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shared the same rank with Arashi Otohachi I and Tsuruya Nanboku II. There were 3 j˘-j˘-kichi d˘kegata in Edo in 1751 .
11th lunar month of 1754: Moheiji played at the Nakamuraza the role of the priest Mongaku in the kaomise drama "Miura no ďsuke Bumon no Kotobuki", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III and Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1757: Moheiji appears on stage for the last time, in Edo at the Moritaza, where he played the role of ďtomo Jir˘ in the kaomise drama "Ikioi Wada Gassen". Afterwards, he retired from the Kabuki world.
Matsushima Moheiji was an important d˘kegata actor, who achieved fame for himself in the 3 main Kabuki cities in Japan : he was j˘-j˘-kichi for 36 years from 1723 to 1758 in Ky˘to, ďsaka and Edo (and also in Nagoya in 1732). This was indeed an amazing achievement as humour was different depending on the city. Most of successful d˘kegata in city A usually failed in achieving any fame in city B or C . Matsushima Moheiji was the first d˘kegata to be highly successful in the 3 cities in any of the major theaters.
 The 6th day of the 10th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Meiwa era was the 18th of November 1765 in the western calendar.
 The ideogram for goku (the one in the red box below) was not written with the same weight and in the same aligment as j˘-j˘-kichi. Nevertheless, it was the first time in Kabuki history that a d˘kegata actor received a goku to his j˘-j˘-kichi:
Asao Motogor˘ I (left), Matsushima Moheiji (top/center) and Kamakura Heikur˘ I (right) playing the roles of the keisei Takao, Sakuma Yogoz˘ and Iwabuchi J˘shin in the kaomise drama "Shin Yakata In'y˘ no Ishizue", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1734 at the Kado no Shibai
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