MIHARA JDAY I

Stage name:

Mihara Jday I In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Existence: ??? ~ ???

Connection:

Son: Mitsuyama Shichisabur

Disciple: Mihara Jday II

Career:

1681: his name appeared for the first time in the Kabuki records, as a katakiyaku actor performing in saka for a yearly salary of 35 ry.

1st lunar month of 1690: Jday successfully performed in saka in the drama "Ume no Yoshib", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir I.

1691: Jday went to Kyto; he played the role of Hirayama Sueshige in the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Sakaotoshi", which was produced by Yamatoya Jinb II.

3rd lunar month of 1693: Jday performed in saka in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Butsumo Mayasan Kaich", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir I and starred Sugiyama Kanzaemon I, Iwai Sagenta I and Murayama Heijr I; this production was a success and a long run (150 days).

1697: Jday performed as a katakiyaku in saka at saka Tazaemon's theater, with the troupe led by Araki Yojib I. Jday's stage partners were Kanazawa Goheiji, Kokon Shinzaemon, Katsuyama hashi, Kamogawa Noshio I, Fujii Hachijr, Takashima Onoe, Dekishima Kosabur, Yamamoto Kantar, Iwakura Man'emon, Iwamatsu Kizaemon and Takeshima Shichisabur.

3rd lunar month of 1707: Jday's rank in the saka hybanki, katakiyaku section, was j-j (superior - superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1707: Jday played in saka the role of the senior retainer Nishikito Chikaranosuke in the kaomise drama "Onna Daimy Irekozan".

1st lunar month of 1708: Jday's rank in the saka hybanki, katakiyaku section, was j-j-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1710: Jday performed in saka in the kaomise drama "Hako Denju Ise Monogatari", which was produced by Shinozuka Shmatsu I.

1st lunar month of 1711: Jday's rank in the saka hybanki, katakiyaku section, was j-j-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1712: Jday played the role of Denjunoj in the kaomise drama "Inari Daimy Shintaku no Kamado", which was produced in saka by his son Mitsuyama Shichisabur.

1st lunar month of 1713: Jday's rank in the saka hybanki, katakiyaku section, was j-j-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

1st lunar month of 1714: Jday and his son Mitsuyama Shichisabur went to Kyto; the latter produced at Ebisuya Hatsuday's theater the kaomise drama "Toshitokujin Midoribune", in which the former played the role of Sakaya Tb.

2nd lunar month of 1714: Jday's rank in the Kyto hybanki, jitsuaku section, was j-j-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

Fall 1714: Jday went back to saka.

11th lunar month of 1714: Jday played the role of Katsuodera Genba in the kaomise drama "Yonedawara Mangoku no Minato", which was produced at saka Tazaemon's theater by Shinozuka Shmatsu II.

1st lunar month of 1715: Jday's rank in the saka hybanki, katakiyaku section, was j-j-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Mihara Jday I was an important katakiyaku of the Genroku era. He spent all his career in Kamigata and was placed very high in the actors ratings at the beginning of the 1710s. He was nicknamed katakiyaku no taish ("the boss of katakiyaku").

"A katakiyaku named Mihara Jday was short in stature, but nevertheless when he made his entrance wearing his long pair of swords and struck his vivid pose and walked his swaggering walk, he looked a big man and struck terror." (from Tamiya Shirogor's book "Zoku Nijinsh", a sequel to Kaneko Ikk's book "Nijinsh" ("Dust in the Ears"), in "The Actors' Analects" by Charles J. Dunn and Torigoe Bunz)

Mihara Jday I

 
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