Poetry name: Riyű
Relative: Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I
11th lunar month of 1703: he became wakaonnagata.
11th lunar month of 1709: Motojir˘ became tachiyaku; he played at the Moritaza the role of Minamoto no Yorinaga in the kaomise drama "Tametomo Furiwakegami", which welcomed in Edo the ďsaka actors Hisamatsu Tasanta and Iwai Tamanoe.
Winter 1711: he took the name of Imamura Shichisabur˘ I.
Fall 1711: Shichisabur˘ went to ďsaka.
Fall 1716: Shichisabur˘ went to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1716: Imamura Shichisabur˘ I took the name of Nakamura Motojűr˘ at the Nakamuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Mitsudomoe Katoku Biraki", which also celebrated the shűmei of Arashi Kiyosabur˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1717: Nakamura Motojűr˘ took the name of Imamura Motojűr˘ at the Moritaza, playing the role of Nitta Yoshisada in the kaomise program "H˘n˘ Taiheiki"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, ďtani Hiroemon I, Ogawa Zengor˘ I, Asao Jűjir˘, Hayakawa Dengor˘ and Ichikawa Monnosuke I.
Imamura Motojűr˘, who was active from the beginning of the 1700s to the end of the 1710s, was a tachiyaku actor and the founder of the Imamura clan. His forte was yatsushigoto and nuregoto. There were some unanswered questions regarding this actor: for the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database, he did not take the names of Nakamura Motojűr˘ or Imamura Motojűr˘ and he died holding the name of Imamura Shichisabur˘ I the 23rd of the 11th lunar month of 1714. We've decided to trust the "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" for this actor.
The Imamura Shichisabur˘ line of actors
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