|ONOE TAMIZď I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Masters: Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Hanazome Minanoj˘
1760s: he started his career in Ky˘to in 1761 in a children-actor troupe (kodomo shibai) led by Hanazome Minanoj˘, who gave him the name of Hanazome Tamiz˘. He performed in the precincts of temples and shrines (miyaji shibai). He stopped acting for a few years before becoming a disciple of Onoe Kikugor˘ I in 1768. He received the name of Onoe Kenz˘ and performed in the precincts of the Nishiki Tenjin shrine in Ky˘to in Spring 1768. Then, he went on tour in Kamigata with a travelling troupe (tabi shibai).
Fall 1769: he went with his master to Edo.
1st lunar month of 1775: Tamiz˘ changed the writing of his first name:
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8th lunar month of 1779: Tamiz˘ played in the same theater the role of Lady Kaoyo in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
5th lunar month of 1780: tour in Sendai. Tamiz˘ temporarily used the first writing for his first name.
1781: Tamiz˘ went back to Kamigata.
11th lunar month of 1781: Tamiz˘ performed at the Kitagawa no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Shin Yakata Fukki no Ishizue", which celebrated the shűmei of Hanagiri Tomimatsu I and Yamamoto Giemon and welcomed back in Ky˘to the star Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.
10th lunar month of 1796: Tamiz˘ performed at the Minamigawa no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Ebisu Daikoku Megumi no Kurairi", which starred Ichikawa Danz˘ IV, Yamashita Kinsaku II, Asao Tamejűr˘ I, Nakayama Bunshichi II, Anegawa Shinshir˘ III, Yamashita Yaoz˘ I, Fujikawa Tomokichi I, Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IV and Mimasu Matsugor˘ I.The troupe moved to the Naka no Shibai in ďsaka in the 11th lunar month to perform the same kaomise program for 10 days.
Onoe Tamiz˘ I was a wakaonnagata who made his career during the Meiwa, An'ei, Tenmei and Kansei eras. He was said to be good in keisei and housewives roles. Never an outstanding onnagata actor, his rankings were quite stable: j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi in Edo or j˘-j˘ in Kamigata for several years. This meant that he did not make any significant progress.
The Onoe Tamiz˘ line of actors
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