MIMASUYA SUKEJ█Rď I

Stage names:

Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I In Japanese
Ichikawa Sukejűr˘ I In Japanese
Takii Sukegor˘ In Japanese
Takii Sanza In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry names: J˘ka, Kaika

Existence: 1669 ~ 26th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1725

Connection:

Masters: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I

Father-in-law: Ikushima Shingor˘

Son: Mimasuya Suketar˘

Career:

1669 ~ 1699: born in Edo. Disciple of Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I, his first stage name as a koyaku actor is Takii Sanza. Later, he becomes wakashugata.

11th lunar month of 1699: he takes the name of Takii Sukegor˘, performing at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Taira no Kiyomori Bijin Zoroi".

1st lunar month of 1701: he becomes tachiyaku.

3rd lunar month of 1701: Sukegor˘ plays in the same theater the role of Tamura T˘shichi in the sumidagawamono "Shusse Sumidagawa".

11th lunar month of 1702: he becomes disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I and receives the name of Ichikawa Sukejűr˘ I.

19th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1704: his second master Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I dies.

1st lunar month of 1705: he becomes d˘kegata at the Ichimuraza.

Fall 1706: Sukejűr˘ goes to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1706: Sukejűr˘ becomes tachiyaku and performs in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Kant˘ Koroku"; his main stage partners are Shinozuka Jirozaemon I (zamoto), Otowa Jirosabur˘ I, Hyakunin'isshu Genzabur˘, Band˘ Kikumatsu I, Hanai Azuma and Onogawa Orie.

3rd day of the 2nd lunar month of 1708: his first master Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1709: Sukejűr˘ goes back to Edo to perform at the Ichimuraza to perform in the new year drama "Meiseki Soga".

11th lunar month of 1709: he takes the name of Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I and performs at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Gempuku Nue Yorimasa".

11th lunar month of 1710: Sukejűr˘ plays at the Ichimuraza and plays the role of Watari Shinzaemon in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki", which celebrates the shűmei of Takii Hanshir˘ and welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actor Kirinami Takie.

3rd lunar month of 1711: Sukejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is (superior).

11th lunar month of 1714: Sukejűr˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Shigi no Saemon in the kaomise drama "Enman Taiheiki", which welcomes in Edo the actor Wakabayashi Shirogor˘; his main stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ I, Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV, Asao Jűjir˘, Matsumoto Koshir˘, Hayakawa Dengor˘ and Yamashita Karumo.

2nd lunar month of 1715: Sukejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1717: Sukejűr˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Mitsut˘ in the kaomise drama "Kinkazan Yoroi Biraki".

11th lunar month of 1718: Sukejűr˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Sano Genzaemon Tsuneyo in the kaomise drama "Gozen N˘ Mitsu Uroko", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Onoe Samon; Sukejűr˘'s others main stage partners are Ogawa Zengor˘ I, Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II, ďtani Hiroji I, Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV, Sodeoka Masanosuke II, ďkuma Utaemon, Nakajima Mihoemon I and Onogawa Orie.

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

11th lunar month of 1719: Sukejűr˘ performs at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Banmin Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1720: Sukejűr˘ plays in the same theater the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari in the new year sogamono "Yuzuriha Kongen Soga", which commemorates the 16th anniversary (17th memorial service) of the passing away of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune are played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II and Ogawa Zengor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1720: Sukejűr˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of the shitenn˘ Urabe Suetake in the kaomise drama "Kaig˘ Sakiwake Shitenn˘".

1st lunar month of 1719: Sukejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent). Sukejűr˘ plays in the same theater the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari in the new year sogamono "Nigiwai Suehiro Soga"; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune are played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II and Ogawa Zengor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1722: Sukejűr˘ performs at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "H˘nen Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1723: Sukejűr˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari in the new year drama "Soga Koyomi Biraki"; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune are played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II and Ogawa Zengor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1724: Sukejűr˘ performs at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Bankoku Taiheiki"; his stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ I, Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, Ogino Izabur˘ I, Nakamura Kichibŕ I, Ogawa Zengor˘ I, Sodesaki Miwano I, Fujimura Handayű II, Nakajima Mihoemon I, Matsushima Hy˘tar˘, Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ II and his son Ichikawa Suketar˘. This is Sukejűr˘'s last appearance on stage.

26th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1725: Sukejűr˘ dies in Edo.

Comments:

Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I was a popular and talented Edo tachiyaku actor, who achieved fame for himself from the beginning of the 1710s to the middle of the 1720s. He was d˘kegata for a little while and succeeded in keeping some d˘kegata flavour in the tachiyaku roles which he performed. He was outstanding in wagoto and yatsushigoto. One of his best roles in the 1720s was Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari in the new year sogamono.

Ichikawa Monnosuke I (left) and Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I (right) playing the roles of Nitta Yoshisada and Watari Shinzaemon in the kaomise drama "Banmin Taiheiki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1719 at the Moritaza

The Ichikawa Sukejűr˘ line of actors

The Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ line of actors

 
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