|MURAYAMA J█HEIJI I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Existence: ??? ~ 5th day of the 5th lunar month of 1729 
Master: Murayama Heijűr˘ I
Disciple: Murayama Jűheiji II
Fall 1699: Jűheiji went to ďsaka.
1st lunar month of 1702: Jűheiji played in ďsaka the role of Takat˘ Shingozaemon in the new year drama "Keisei My˘to Ike", which was produced in ďsaka by Iwai Hanshir˘ II.
Fall 1702: Jűheiji went to Edo with Nakamura Gentar˘.
8th lunar month of 1707: his master Murayama Heijűr˘ I died in Ky˘to.
9th lunar month of 1712: Jűheiji played in the same theater the role of Higuchi Jir˘ in the drama "Yoshinaga Mitsu Domoe". Suffering from a terrible eye disease, he had to stop acting.
1st lunar month of 1713: Jűheiji was expected to perform at the Yamamuraza in the kaomise drama "Ishiyama Genta Kimon Yaburi" ('Ishiyama Genta Tearing Down the Demons Gate'). Due to his eye disease, he could not appear on stage. No record afterwards for 15 years!
5th day of the 5th lunar month of 1729 : Jűheiji died in Edo.
Murayama Jűheiji I was trained as a katakiyaku actor, but quickly switched to tachiyaku actor. He was active from the first half of the 1690s to the first half of the 1710s. Due to a serious eye disease, he could not perform on stage anymore and ended his career as a sakusha.
 The 5th day of the 5th lunar month of the 14th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 1st of June 1729 in the western calendar.
 This was his first record in Kabuki chronicles. In 1693, his master was in ďsaka, not in Edo. Jűheiji most likely became disciple of Murayama Heijűr˘ I between 1685 and 1688 when this Kamigata actor stayed in Edo.
Katsuyama Matagor˘ (top/left), Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I (bottom/center) and Murayama Jűheiji I (top/right) playing the roles of Yukienosuke Tokikichi, Akaboshi Tar˘ and Harada no Jir˘ in the kaomise drama "Mitsu Uroko Katoku Biraki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1711 at the Nakamuraza
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