MATSUMOTO SHIROSABURď

Stage names:

Matsumoto Shirosabur˘ In Japanese
Matsumoto Sakuya In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Matsumoto Kozarashi

Sons: Matsumoto Shirogor˘, Ichikawa Danz˘ I (adopted?), Ichikawa Danzabur˘ I (adopted?)

Career:

1688: he started his career in Edo as a disciple of Matsumoto Kozarashi, who gave him the name of Matsumoto Sakuya and trained him as a wakashugata. Later on, he took the name of Matsumoto Shirosabur˘.

1694: Shirosabur˘ became tachiyaku.

1707: Shirosabur˘ became oyajigata. He also worked as a t˘dori at the Moritaza.

11th lunar month of 1707: Shirosabur˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Ono no Yoshizane in the kaomise drama "Kankatsu Kayoi Komachi".

3rd lunar month of 1709: Shirosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, oyajigata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. He shared this rank with ďkuma Utaemon and Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1709: Shirosabur˘ played at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Tametomo Furiwakegami", which welcomed in Edo the ďsaka actors Hisamatsu Tasanta and Iwai Tamanoe. The others actors were Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I, Takii Hannosuke, Narukawa Genzaemon, Shirosabur˘'s son Ichikawa Danz˘ I and Saruwaka Sanzaemon II.

3rd lunar month of 1710: Shirosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, oyajigata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1710: Shirosabur˘ played at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Onna Tsuwamono Tokiwa no Matsu"; his stage partners were Shinomiya Genpachi, Hayakawa Dengor˘, Takahashi Motojir˘, Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I, Hisamatsu Tasanta, Saigoku Hy˘suke, Yasuda Kichir˘ji, Narukawa Genzaemon, Shirosabur˘'s son Ichikawa Danz˘ I, Saruwaka Sanzaemon II and Fujioka Daikichi.

1st lunar month of 1711: Shirosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, oyajigata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

2nd lunar month of 1713: Shirosabur˘ was expected to perform at the Moritaza but he suddenly fell ill. His name did not appear anymore in any Edo banzuke. The year of his death was unknown.

Comments:

Matsumoto Shirosabur˘ was a mainstay of the Moritaza, where he successfully acted as an oyajigata and worked as a t˘dori at the beginning of the 18th century.

The mon of Matsumoto Shirosabur˘

 
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