Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Ichikawa Omez˘ I,
his first stage name was Ichikawa Takigor˘ and he made his debut on stage around 1803. His name was recorded
for the first time in an Edo hy˘banki in the 1st lunar month of 1804
in the katakiyaku. He took the name of Kiriyama Monji III in the 11th lunar month of
1804 at the Ichimuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Mishi Tamadare Yuki no Furusato",
which celebrates the shűmei of Suketakaya Takasuke II and Ichikawa Takinosuke.
He went on tour in Nagoya in 1806 and in Kamigata in 1807, where he settled in Spring 1807 and performed up to 1812.
In Spring 1812, Nakayama Bungor˘ I and 20 Kamigata actors, including Band˘ Jűtar˘, ďtani Tomoemon II
went to Edo along with the Edo native Monji.
He performed at the Moritaza in the drama "Tomoyobi Kawasu Shimabara no Saiken".
He quickly went back to Kamigata, where he stayed a few years. He was finally back in Edo
in the 3rd lunar month of 1817, along with a troupe of actors led by Kataoka Nizaemon VII and Band˘ Jűtar˘.
They performed at the Kiriza in the drama "Shinbutai Megumi no Ishizue".
He was active in Edo up to the 1st lunar month of 1830, when he played at the Ichimuraza the role of
Shirai Jinkur˘ in the new year drama "Soga Hy˘ban Hiyoku Otoko".
No record for this katakiyaku/hand˘gataki actor afterwards.