|ARASHI SHICHIGORď I|
Other name: Arashi Shagan I (?)
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Shagan, Hoppi (?)
Master: Arashi Sangor˘ I
Brother: Arashi Hidegor˘
Son: Arashi Shichigor˘ II
11th lunar month of 1736: Shichigor˘ plays in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Tomi no Ichi Kogane no Aratama", which is produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I. His stage partners are Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I, Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ II, Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I, Sanogawa Mangiku, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Tatsuoka Hisagiku and Tatsuoka Someemon.
Fall 1739: Shichigor˘ goes to ďsaka.
12th lunar month of 1739: Shichigor˘ plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Fuwa Banzaemon in the drama "Kewai Musha ďmi Genji", which is produced by Yoshizawa Ayame II; his stage partners are Yoshizawa Ayame II (Okichi), Nakamura S˘jűr˘ (Sh˘gen), Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I (Nagoya Sanza), Anegawa Shinshir˘ I (Matahei) and Segawa Kikunoj˘ I (the courtesan T˘yama).
11th lunar month of 1740: Shichigor˘ plays at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Yaguruma Yakata no Fuji", which is produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I; his stage partners are Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I, Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Nakayama Shinkur˘ I, Sanogawa Mangiku, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Onoe Kikugor˘ I and Nakamura S˘jűr˘.
11th lunar month of 1741: Shichigor˘ plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the kaomise drama "Bankoku Taiheiki", which includes the "Uir˘ Uri" scene and stars Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ III, Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I, Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I, Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Nakamura Jir˘sa I, Band˘ Toyosabur˘ I, Shibazaki Taminosuke, Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I and Yamatogawa Akashi.
11th lunar month of 1743: Shichigor˘ plays at the ďnishi no Shibai in Namiki S˘suke's kaomise drama "Futatsu Biki Nishiki no Manmaku", which is produced by the zamoto Nakamura Jűz˘ I; his stage partners are Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I, Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Sanogawa Mangiku, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ II, Nakamura Shingor˘ I and Iwai Hanshir˘ III.
9th lunar month of 1745: Shichigor˘ plays the roles of Yakanpei and Sh˘gen in the drama "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami" , which is produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I at the ďnishi no Shibai; his stage partners are Band˘ Toyosabur˘ I (Abe no Yasuna), Nakamura Jűz˘ I (D˘man), Nakayama Shinkur˘ I (Yokanpei), Ichikawa Danz˘ III (Sakon Tar˘) and Yoshizawa Ayame II (Kuzu-no-Ha).
12th lunar month of 1745: the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" is performed for the first time in ďsaka, simultaneously in the three major theaters of the city, which starts a competition for the best performance; Shichigor˘ plays the role of Danshichi Kurobŕ at the Naka no Shibai [casting].
11th lunar month of 1750: Shichigor˘ plays at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Tachibana Gojűyongun", which is produced by Iwata Somematsu I; his stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ III, Band˘ Toyosabur˘ I, Yoshizawa Sakinosuke II and Kirishima Gizaemon I.
Fall 1751: Shichigor˘ goes to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1751: Shichigor˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of the painter Matahei, in reality ďmi no Kot˘ta, in the kaomise drama "Kamimukae Nigiwai Genji", which celebrates the shűmei of Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II.
1st lunar month of 1753: Shichigor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, is dai-j˘-j˘-kichi (grand - superior - superior - excellent). He plays in the same theater the role of Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki in the new year drama "Haru Fukami Iroha Soga". This is his last recorded performance. What happens to him afterwards is unknown.
Arashi Shichigor˘ I was a talented actor, who achieved fame for himself during the first half of the 18th century as a jitsuaku actor. He made most of his career in Kamigata but ended it with a short and successful stay in Edo. He was said to be better in jidaimono rather than in sewamono.
Arashi Shichigor˘ I and Yamatogawa Akashi playing the roles of Moron˘ and ďhara no Matsuo in the drama "Bankoku Taiheiki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1741 at the ďnishi no Shibai
The Arashi Shagan line of actors
The Arashi Shichigor˘ line of actors
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