HARUYAMA GENSHICHI II

Stage names:

Haruyama Genshichi II In Japanese
Haruyama Naotar˘ In Japanese

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry name: Soran (or Shoran ?)

Existence: ??? ~ 18th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1741 [1]

Connection:

Father: Onogawa Ugenji

Adoptive father: Haruyama Genshichi I

Career:

Around 1716: he was adopted by Haruyama Genshichi I and received the name of Haruyama Naotar˘.

Summer 1720: his adoptive father performed in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the drama "Yamato H˘ryűji Eguchi no Mikage"; no record afterwards for Haruyama Genshichi I.

2nd lunar month of 1728: his father Onogawa Ugenji appeared on stage for the last time, in Ky˘to at the Nawate no Shibai, where he performed in the drama "Man'y˘ no Hana Nishiki no Akebono"; no record afterwards for Onogawa Ugenji.

11th lunar month of 1732: Haruyama Naotar˘ took the name of Haruyama Genshichi II in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater, playing the role of Takasago Okinanosuke in the kaomise drama "Hatsu Butai Kogane no Ishizue".

Fall 1733: Genshichi went to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1733: Genshichi played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Kokonoe Chikaranosuke in the kaomise drama "Shigeri Matsu Kogane no Takaragura", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1734: Genshichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Murayama Heijűr˘ III, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ II and Anegawa Shinz˘.

11th lunar month of 1734: Genshichi played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Hisamatsu T˘kichi, in reality Nakatsugawa Tokiwanoj˘, in the kaomise drama "Shigeri Matsu Kogane no Takaragura", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1735: Genshichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1736: Genshichi played the role of Tabakoya Gensuke [2], in reality Segawa Jűnai, in the kaomise drama "Yamato Fumi Mannen no Ayatsuri", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III at the Kado no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1737: Genshichi's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I.

Fall 1737: Genshichi went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1737: Genshichi played at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Kokaji Tokinoj˘ in the kaomise drama "Kuni no Tomi Sakae no Hachinoki", which celebrated the arrival in Ky˘to of the Edo star ďtani Hiroji I and the return from Edo of the local actor Kameya Jűjir˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1738: Genshichi's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1738: Genshichi performed in Ky˘to in Tomimura Takichi's kaomise drama "Ichi no Tomi H˘rai Yakata", which was produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater.

1st lunar month of 1739: Genshichi's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi [visual].

11th lunar month of 1739: Genshichi played in Ky˘to the role of Imagawa Nakaaki in the kaomise drama "Muromachi Dono Ch˘h˘ Denki", which was produced by Sanogawa Ichimatsu I for the nadai Miyako Mandayű; his stage partners were Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I, ďtani Hiroji I, Sawamura Otoemon I, Tamiya Shirogor˘, Asao Motogor˘ I, Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Shinozuka Kazaemon, Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I and Arashi Sanshir˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1740: Genshichi played in Ky˘to the role of Seki Genjibŕ in the kaomise drama "Asuka Miyako Jindai no Maki", which was produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I for the nadai Miyako Mandayű. He also played the role of Sugimoto Tahei, in reality Nagasaki Kageyu Saemon, in the kiri ky˘gen "Hayazaki Taiheiki", which welcomed in Ky˘to the actor Ogino Izabur˘ I. His others stage partners in this final drama were Nakajima Kanzaemon II, Nakamura Kumetar˘ I, Yoshizawa Tamazuma, Mizuki Tatsunosuke II and Band˘ Sukesabur˘ I. This was Genshichi's last stage appearance.

1st lunar month of 1741: Genshichi's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Ogino Izabur˘ I, Fujioka Daikichi, Tamiya Jűzabur˘ I, Somematsu Shichisabur˘ I and Band˘ Sukesabur˘ I.

18th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1741 [1]: Genshichi died in Ky˘to.

Comments:

Haruyama Genshichi II was a Ky˘to tachiyaku actor, who made all his career in Kamigata during the first half of the 18th century. He performed in inaka shibai during the 1720s and achieved fame for himself in ˘shibai during the 1730s. The three fields of excellence of this beautiful actor were yatsushigoto, jitsugoto and wagoto.

[1] The 18th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 6th year of the Genbun era was the 3rd of April 1741 in the western calendar.

[2] The tabakoya Gensuke.

Haruyama Genshichi II playing the role of Imagawa Nakaaki in the kaomise drama "Muromachi Dono Ch˘h˘ Denki", which was staged in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1739

The Haruyama Genshichi line of actors

 
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