MATSUMOTO TOMOJ█Rď I

Stage names:

Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I In Japanese
Matsumoto Tomonoj˘ In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: K˘b˘

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Matsumoto Hy˘z˘

Disciple: Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ II

Career:

Before 1701: he started his career at an early age as a disciple of Matsumoto Hy˘z˘, who gave him the name of Matsumoto Tomonoj˘.

11th lunar month of 1701: he became wakashugata and took the name of Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater.

11th lunar month of 1706: Tomojűr˘ became tachiyaku and performed in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Hachimanzai".

11th lunar month of 1713: Tomojűr˘ achieved a great success by playing the role of Tsukioka Satoemon in the kaomise drama "ďminato Kogane no Izumi", which was produced in ďsaka by Yamamoto Hikogor˘.

11th lunar month of 1715: Tomojűr˘ became katakiyaku and played the role of Furuichi Toraemon in the kaomise drama "Seiwa Genji Kaichű Fude", which was produced in ďsaka by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1719: Tomojűr˘ played the role of Hiyoshi Daiz˘ in the kaomise drama "Chiyo no Ume Naniwa Kagami", which was produced in Ky˘to by Sakakiyama Shirojűr˘.

11th/12th lunar months of 1720: Tomojűr˘ played in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the roles of Mikami Nuiemon and Komefumi in the kaomise drama "Gosha no Yonegura Fukki no Aimuko" and in the kiri ky˘gen "Hamadaya Shirozuki no Yone", which were produced by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1722: Tomojűr˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1724: Tomojűr˘ played in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of Wada Sezaemon in the kaomise drama "Sanmen Daikoku Mangoku Dawara", which was produced by Mihogi Gizaemon I; the role of Sezameon's ny˘b˘ Makino was played by Sodeshima Genji.

11th lunar month of 1733: Tomojűr˘ played at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater (Ky˘to) the role of Ebira Tatewaki in the kaomise drama "Ch˘seiden Kogane no Shikigawara", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1737: Tomojűr˘ performed in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Yamato Uta Kamiyo no Kagami", which was produced by Mizuki Tatsunosuke II (who celebrated his shűmei) at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater; his stage partners were are Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I [1], Segawa Kikujir˘ I [1], Shinozuka Kazaemon, Yashio Ikuemon, Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I, Arashi Sanshir˘ III and Somenoi Utamatsu.

2nd lunar month of 1738: premiere in Ky˘to of Matsuda Bunk˘d˘'s drama "Yukihira Isonare Matsu"; Tomojűr˘ played the roles of Prince Amayo and Kaji Tar˘'s old mother [more details].

1st lunar month of 1739: Tomojűr˘ played the roles of Yamana S˘zen and S˘hachi in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Arashiyama", which was produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater.

11th lunar month of 1744: Tomojűr˘ played in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of T˘ma Mokunoj˘ in the kaomise drama "Hakata Ori Imose no Karanishiki"; his stage partners were Fujioka Daikichi, Tamiya Shirogor˘, Sawamura Ch˘shir˘, Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I, Mihogi Gizaemon I, Nakamura Danz˘, Tatsuoka Hisagiku, Sanogawa Hanazuma II, Sakakiyama Danshir˘ I, Takenaka Heikichi, Ikushima Kashiwagi I, Nakamura Matsubŕ I, Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I and Fujioka Gengor˘.

2nd lunar month of 1745: this was most likely the last stage performance of Tomojűr˘, who played in the same theater the role of Katahei in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Sakura Gassen". No record afterwards.

Comments:

Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I was a popular Ky˘to actor, who achieved fame for himself during the first half of the 18th century in Kamigata as a katakiyaku. He was endowed with a powerful voice and excelled as a villain in jidaimono dramas.

[1] The Segawa brothers were back in Ky˘to after several seasons spent in Edo.

Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I playing the role of Ebira Tatewaki in the drama "Ch˘seiden Kogane no Shikigawara", which was produced in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1733 at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I

The Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ line of actors

 
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