NARUMI GOROSHIRď I

Stage names:

Narumi Goroshir˘ I In Japanese
Nakamura Goroshir˘ II In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Hacch˘

Existence: ??? ~ 18th day of the 11th lunar month of 1758 [1]

Connection:

Masters: Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I

Career:

1700s ~ 1710s: disciple of Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I, his first stage name was Nakamura Goroshir˘ II. He served his apprenticeship in tabi shibai and miyaji shibai.

3rd day of the 2nd lunar month of 1708 [2]: his first master Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I died.

11th lunar month of 1716: he became disciple of Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, became tachiyaku and took the name of Narumi Goroshir˘ I at the Nakamuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Mitsudomoe Katoku Biraki" which celebrated the shűmei of Arashi Kiyosabur˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1718: Goroshir˘ became katakiyaku and performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Hirakana Yomeiri Izu Nikki", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Sanogawa Mangiku.

11th lunar month of 1719: Goroshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of the yakko Heinai in the kaomise drama "Nyohitsu Taiheiki", which commemorated the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the passing away of Nakamura Denkur˘ I and celebrated the shűmei of Tamazawa K˘jűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1720: Goroshir˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Usui no Aratar˘ in the kaomise drama "Kaig˘ Sakiwake Shitenn˘".

1st lunar month of 1721: Goroshir˘ played in the same theater the role of Kobayashi no Asahina in the new year sogamono "Nigiwai Suehiro Soga"; his stage partners in the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune, Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune were Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I and Ogawa Zengor˘ I. The performance was a tremendous success.

11th lunar month of 1722: Goroshir˘ became jitsuaku.

1st lunar month of 1723: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1723: Goroshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Sono Enp˘ Onna Migy˘sho", which celebrated the arrival at the Nakamuraza of the Kamigata actors Yamashita Kinsaku I and Sanogawa Senz˘.

1st lunar month of 1727: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, fell to j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

11th lunar month of 1727: Goroshir˘ became katakiyaku.

1st lunar month of 1728: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1729: Goroshir˘ became jitsuaku and played at the Nakamuraza the role of Arajishi Otokonosuke in the kaomise drama "Ume Goyomi Konrei Nagoya".

1st lunar month of 1730: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, fell to j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1730: Goroshir˘ became tachiyaku and played at the Moritaza the role of Kamakura Gongor˘ Kagemasa (the superhero in the "Shibaraku" scene) in the kaomise drama "Kankatsu Michinoku no Miyako".

1st lunar month of 1731: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1732: Goroshir˘ became jitsuaku and performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Yamato Kotoba Imagawaj˘", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actors Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Sakakiyama Koshir˘ I and Arashi Otohachi I (who celebrated his shűmei).

1st lunar month of 1733: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1733: Goroshir˘ performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Nagi no Hana Asahi Genji"; his stage partners were Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I, Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Ogino Izabur˘ I, Hayakawa Denshir˘, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II, Sodesaki Iseno I, Ichikawa S˘zabur˘ I, Nakamura Kichibŕ I, Sakata Sadashir˘, Yamashita Kamematsu I, Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II and ďtani Ryűzaemon I.

1st lunar month of 1734: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, fell to j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1735: Goroshir˘ performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Tono Zukuri Shinoda-zuma".

1st lunar month of 1736: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1736: Goroshir˘ became tachiyaku and performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Kuni no Tomi Sessh˘seki"; his stage partners were ďtani Hiroji I, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Segawa Kikujir˘ I, Nakajima Mihoemon I, Arashi Otohachi I, Nakamura Kichibŕ I, Hayakawa Denshir˘, Ogino Izabur˘ I and Kameya Jűjir˘ (who arrived from Kamigata).

1st lunar month of 1737: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1737: Goroshir˘ became jitsuaku and played at the Nakamuraza the role of Matano Gor˘ in the kaomise drama "Soga Monogatari Osana Nikki", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actors Yamamoto Ky˘z˘, Yamamoto Hikogor˘ and Kaneko Mantoku.

1st lunar month of 1738: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual].

3rd lunar month of 1740: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1741: Goroshir˘ became jitsuaku and performed at the Nakamuraza in Hayakawa Denshir˘'s kaomise drama "En'ya Hangan Koky˘ no Nishiki", which welcomed in Edo the actors Sanogawa Mangiku, Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Nakayama Shinkur˘ I and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1742: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1746: Goroshir˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Hachiman Tar˘ in the kaomise drama "ďtorii Gojűshigun".

1st lunar month of 1747: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1748: Goroshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Dainichib˘ in the kaomise drama "Onna Moji Heike Monogatari", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Nakamura Kumetar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1749: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Sakata T˘jűr˘ III and Nakajima Mihoemon I.

11th lunar month of 1749: Goroshir˘ became katakiyaku and played at the Nakamuraza the role of Suda Jirozaemon in the kaomise drama "Onn˘ Taiheiki", which celebrated the shűmei of Sakata Hangor˘ II and Ichikawa Yaoz˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1750: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1750: Goroshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Nagata no Sh˘ji in Tsuuchi Jihŕ II's kaomise drama "Wakaki no Ume Taira no Kiyomori".

1st lunar month of 1751: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual].

7th lunar month of 1751: first Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", which was staged at the Nakamuraza; Goroshir˘ played the roles of the yakko Edohei and Kutsukake no Hachiz˘ [casting].

11th lunar month of 1751: Goroshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Akaboshi no Sh˘ji Saemon in the kaomise drama "Honry˘ Hachinoki-zome", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actors Fujikawa Heikur˘ and Sanogawa Hanazuma II.

1st lunar month of 1752: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, fell to j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shared the same rank with Nakajima Kanzaemon II.

11th lunar month of 1753: Goroshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Oyamada no Sh˘ji in the kaomise drama "Hyakumanki Tsuwamono Taiheiki", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Masuz˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1754: Goroshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the roles of the nyűd˘ It˘ and Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki in the kaomise drama "Miura no ďsuke Bumon no Kotobuki", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III and Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1755: Goroshir˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was back to j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual]. Goroshir˘ played in the same theater the role of Ameji Kengy˘ in the new year sogamono drama "Waka Midori Nishiki Soga".

1st lunar month of 1757: Goroshir˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of ďmi no Kot˘ta in the new year sogamono drama "Nippon Zutsumi Tori no Ne Soga". This was most likely his last stage appearance.

18th day of the 11th lunar month of 1758 [1]: Goroshir˘ died in Edo.

Comments:

Narumi Goroshir˘ I was a 18th century talented and popular actor, who was able to perform a wide range of male roles, often switching to different roles categories during his long career (more than 50 years on the Edo stages), like katakiyaku, jitsuaku or tachiyaku. He was also the t˘dori of the Nakamuraza during the second half of the 1750s.

[1] The 18th day of the 11th lunar month of the 8th year of the H˘reki era was the 18th of December 1758 in the western calendar.

[2] The 3rd day of the 2nd lunar month of the 5th year of the H˘ei era was the 24th of March 1708 in the western calendar.

Narumi Goroshir˘ I playing the role of Matano no Gor˘ in the kaomise drama "Soga Monogatari Osana Nikki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1737 at the Nakamuraza

The Narumi Goroshir˘ line of actors

 
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