|KIRINAMI SENJU I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Other names: Kôzan, Tôsuke
Existence: 1679 ~ ???
1691: he performed as a wakaonnagata in Kyôto.
1st lunar month of 1698: Senju played in the same theater the role of Shiratae in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Kamigyô no Uta Hajime". He also played in the same theater the role of the keisei Yoshida in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Edo Zakura".
1st lunar month of 1699: Senju's rank in the Kyôto hyôbanki, wakaonnagata section, was jô-jô-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. Senju played the role of the keisei Imagawa in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Keisei Hotoke no Hara", which was produced by Sakata Tôjûrô I.
10th lunar month of 1699: Senju played in the same theater the role of Honda Heitarô's goke Kisaragi-no-Mae in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Amidagaike Shin Teramachi", which was produced by Sakata Tôjûrô I.
Kirinami Senju I was born and trained as a koyaku in Ôsaka but he made all his career as an onnagata in Kyôto from the beginning of the 1690s to the middle of the 1700s. He was outstanding in keisei roles and often appeared on stage with Sakata Tôjûrô I. He was ranked jô-jô-kichi for a few weeks, from the 1st to the 3rd lunar months of 1699. He retired to become an oil merchant.
Kirinami Senju I (1699)
The Kirinami Senju line of actors
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