ICHIMURA TAMAGASHIWA
   
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Ichimura Tamagashiwa I
Ichimura Tamagashiwa I  In Japanese
 

Born in 1687. He took the name of Ichimura Tamagashiwa I and performed as a wakaonnagata in the 1st lunar month of 1701 in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Sagano no Hara". Tamagashiwa played in the 11th lunar month of 1704 in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Yutaka in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Kissh˘ Tennyo Anzan no Tama". His rank in the 1705 Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was (superior). He played in the 1st lunar month of 1706 at Kameya's theater the role of Oran in the new year drama "Keisei Nezamegaseki". His rank in the 1707 Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). He moved to ďsaka in Fall 1709 and played in the 11th lunar month of 1709 the role of Princess Kichij˘ in the kaomise drama "Onna Gosho Bunko", which was produced in ďsaka by Shinozuka Sh˘matsu I. His rank in the 1710 ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent). He went to Edo in Fall 1715 and performed in the 1th lunar month of 1715 at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Banzei Onna Hachinoki". His rank in the 1716 Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He went back to ďsaka in Fall 1718 and he played in the 11th lunar month of 1718 at the Naka no Shibai the role of Okura in the kaomise drama "Sumiyoshi Tanj˘seki", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II. His rank in the 1719 ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He went back to Ky˘to in Fall 1721 and played in the 11th lunar month of 1721 the role of Oishi in the kaomise drama "Yamato Uta Denju no Tomikura". His rank in the 1722 Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shared the same rank with Ogino Yaegiri I, Kirinami Takie and Yamamoto Kamon. He went to ďsaka in Fall 1723 and played in the 11th lunar month of 1723 at the Naka no Shibai the role of Tsurunobu in the kaomise drama "Chűshin Futaba no Matsu", which was produced by Matsushima Hy˘tar˘. His rank in the 1724 ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shared the same rank with Sanogawa Mangiku and Kirinami Takie. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 2nd lunar month of 1729, in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai, where he performed in the drama "Kaga no Kuni Shinohara Gassen". No record afterwards. Ichimura Tamagashiwa I was a talented and popular onnagata actor, who achieved fame for himself in Ky˘to, ďsaka and Edo from the beginning of the 1700s to the end of the 1720s. He was outstanding in onna bud˘ and nuregoto, especially in jidaimono dramas.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Ichimura Tamagashiwa I in kabuki21.com.

Ichimura Tamagashiwa I playing the role of Goze no Haruno in the kaomise drama "ďbashira Kogane no Sazare Ishi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1722 in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater

Ichimura Tamagashiwa II
Ichimura Tamagashiwa II  In Japanese | Hanakawa Daikichi  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. His first stage name was Hanakawa Daikichi and he performed as a wakaonnagata in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater in the 11th lunar month of 1732 in the kaomise drama "Hayazaki Kogane no Hanabusa". He played in the 11th lunar month of 1734 at Miyako Mandayű's theater (Ky˘to) the role of Takayasu Heima's ny˘b˘ Shigi in the kaomise drama "Tomi Yakata Kogane no Yaguruma", which was produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I. His rank in the 1735 Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was (superior). He went on tour in Nagoya in the 11th lunar month of 1735 to perform at the at the Seijuin no Shibai, where he took the name of Ichimura Tamagashiwa II. No record afterwards.

 
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