|ICHIMURA TAMAGASHIWA I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Blazon: the mandarin orange tree (tachibana) [visual]
Existence: 1687 ~ ???
1st lunar month of 1706: Tamagashiwa played at Kameya's theater the role of Oran in the new year drama "Keisei Nezamegaseki".
Fall 1709: Tamagashiwa moved to ďsaka.
Fall 1715: Tamagashiwa went to Edo.
Fall 1718: Tamagashiwa went back to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1720: Tamagashiwa played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Sasano's ny˘b˘ Okiku in the kaomise drama "Hana Yakata Chibikizuru", which was produced by Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I; the role of Sasano Sagoemon was played by Anegawa Shinshir˘ I.
Fall 1721: Tamagashiwa went back to Ky˘to.
1st lunar month of 1722: Tamagashiwa's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Ogino Yaegiri I, Kirinami Takie and Yamamoto Kamon.
11th lunar month of 1722: Tamagashiwa played in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Goze no Haruno in the kaomise drama "ďbashira Kogane no Sazare Ishi", which was produced by Segawa Kikunoj˘ I.
Fall 1723: Tamagashiwa went to ďsaka.
1st lunar month of 1724: Tamagashiwa's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Sanogawa Mangiku and Kirinami Takie.
2nd lunar month of 1729: Tamagashiwa appeared on stage for the last time, 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 j˘-j˘-kichi from 1716 to 1729. He was outstanding in onna bud˘ and nuregoto, especially in jidaimono dramas.
 Assumption found in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". It goes without saying that Ichimura Tamagashiwa I met Ichimura Takenoj˘ I during his stay in Edo from Fall 1715 to Fall 1718 but it was many years after the beginning of his career in Kamigata, where Ichimura Takenoj˘ I has never travelled. As he used the official mon of the Ichimura clan, he had a relationship with Ichimura Takenoj˘ I but it is difficult to report that he was his master.
 This is our assumption. These two actors were recorded as performing together. For example in the 11th lunar month of 1722 in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater. Moreover, both actors used the same mon (tachibana).
Ichimura Tamagashiwa I (left) and Murayama Heiemon III playing the roles of Iwaki-no-Mae and Abe no Sadat˘ in the kaomise drama "Kinkazan Yoroi Biraki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1717 at the Ichimuraza
The Ichimura Tamagashiwa line of actors
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