YAMANAKA TAKEJ█Rď

Stage names:

Yamanaka Takejűr˘ In Japanese
Mizuki Takejűr˘ In Japanese
Yamamoto Takejűr˘ In Japanese

Poetry name: Kaen

Existence: 1674 ~ 17th day of the 9th lunar month of 1721 [1]

Connection:

Father-in-law: Yamanaka Heikur˘ I

Masters: Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, Yamamoto Kamon (?)

Career:

1700: he started his career in Ky˘to, performing under the name of Yamamoto Takejűr˘ as a wakashugata.

1702: he became a disciple of Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, received the name of Mizuki Takejűr˘ and became a wakaonnagata.

Fall 1704: Takejűr˘ settled in Edo.

11th lunar month of 1704: Takejűr˘ performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Konrei Iro Komachi".

11th lunar month of 1711: Takejűr˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Princess Kuni in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki".

11th lunar month of 1713: Takejűr˘ became tachiyaku and played at the Nakamuraza the role of Yoshisada in the kaomise drama "Onna Kusunoki Tenka Taiheiki".

2nd lunar month of 1714: Takejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shared the same rank with Ichikawa Danz˘ I and Ogawa Zengor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1714: Takejűr˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Hachiman Tar˘ in the kaomise drama "Banmin Daifukuch˘".

1715 ~ 1716: Takejűr˘ and his father-in-law Yamanaka Heikur˘ I performed in tabi shibai.

11th lunar month of 1716: Takejűr˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Yoshinaka in the kaomise drama "Mitsudomoe Katoku Biraki", which celebrated the shűmei of Arashi Kiyosabur˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1717: Takejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1718: Takejűr˘ performed at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Zenkunen Yoroi Kurabe".

1st lunar month of 1719: Takejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent). He played in the same theater the role of Moritsuna in the ne year drama "Keisei Murasaki Tazuna", which celebrated the hatsubutai of Matsumoto Shichiz˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1720: he became jitsuaku, took the name of Yamanaka Takejűr˘ (in honour of his father-in-law) and played at the Ichimuraza the role of Mushanosuke in the kaomise drama "Kodakara Imagawaj˘".

1st lunar month of 1721: Takejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). Takejűr˘ played in the same theater the role of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune in the new year sogamono "Tsurukame Wakayagi Soga"; the roles of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and Soga Gor˘ Tokimune were played by Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I and Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV; this was Takejűr˘'s last appearance on stage.

17th day of the 9th lunar month of 1721 [1]: Takejűr˘ died in Edo.

Comments:

Yamanaka Takejűr˘ was born and trained in Ky˘to, where he became a wakaonnagata. He moved to Edo, where he definitively switched to male roles in 1713 after 8 seasons spent as a female roles specialist. He was a tachiyaku for 7 seasons and finally became a jitsuaku like his legendary father-in-law Yamanaka Heikur˘ I. As a wakaonnagata, he excelled in yatsushigoto or bud˘goto. As a tachiyaku, his forte was wagoto. As a jitsuaku, he was outstanding in iroaku.

[1] The 17th day of the 9th lunar month of the 6th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 6th of November 1721 in the western calendar.

Yamanaka Takejűr˘ playing the role of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune in the new year sogamono "Tsurukame Wakayagi Soga", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1721 at the Ichimuraza

 
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