|Morita Kan'ya I
Morita Kan'ya I in 1675
|Morita Kan'ya II
|Morita Kan'ya III
Yamanaka Heikur˘ I (bottom/left), Morita Kan'ya III (bottom/right) and Fujimoto Hanagiri (top/right) playing the roles of Shiraga Kintoki, Kinpira and Fujitsubo in the new year drama "Shiraga Kintoki Shusse no Uwanari", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1705 at the Moritaza
|Morita Kan'ya IV
|Morita Kan'ya V
Morita Matazaemon | Morita Kan'ya V | Morita Kinz˘
Date of birth unknown. He was related to the Morita clan through his mother. He started his career as a disciple of Morita Kan'ya IV, who gave him the name of Morita Kinz˘. His master died in the 9th lunar month of 1743 and he married his daughter in 1744, taking on this occasion the name of Morita Kan'ya V. The Moritaza, which had to stop its business and give its license to the Kawarasakiza in Spring 1734, was finally back in business in the 11th lunar month of 1744. Kan'ya produced his first kaomise drama, which was entitled "Higashiyama Bandai no Watamashi" and starred Tomizawa Tatsujűr˘, Utagawa Shirogor˘, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II, Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II, Tsuruya Nanboku II, Sanogawa Senz˘ and Yamamoto Ky˘z˘. He retired in the 11th lunar month of 1751, taking the name of Morita Matazaemon and entrusting the management of the Moritaza to his son-in-law Sawamura Kodenji II, who took the name of Morita Kan'ya VI. Matazaemon took the tonsure in the 5th lunar month of 1780. He died the 2nd day of the 10th lunar month of 1802 .
The name of Morita Kan'ya V in a 1751 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red shape on the left side of the picture)
|Morita Kan'ya VI
Morita Kan'ya VI in a print made by Ippitsusai Bunch˘ in 1770
|Morita Kan'ya VII
Morita Kan'ya VII | Morita Tarobŕ II | Morita Kanjir˘ I
Date of birth unknown. His father was Morita Kan'ya VI and his mother was Morita Kan'ya V's daughter. He made his first stage appearance in the 11th lunar month of 1753, at the Moritaza, where he received the name of Morita Kanjir˘ I. He took the name of Morita Tarobŕ II in 1765. His father Morita Kan'ya VI retired in the 11th lunar month of 1774, taking the name of Morita Yasosuke and giving the management of the family theater to his son, who took the name of Morita Kan'ya VII. He managed the Moritaza up to his death the 10th of the 8th lunar month of 1783 .
The name of Morita Kan'ya VII in a 1776 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red shape on the left side of the picture)
|Morita Kan'ya VIII
Morita Kan'ya VIII in a print made by T˘shűsai Sharaku
|Morita Kan'ya IX
|Morita Kan'ya X
Morita Kan'ya X | Band˘ Sanpachi III | Band˘ Mitahachi II
Date of birth unknown. He was adopted by Band˘ Minosuke I, who gave him the name of Band˘ Mitahachi II in the 11th lunar month of 1820 at the Tamagawaza. He took the name of Band˘ Sanpachi III in the 9th lunar month of 1824 at the Ichimuraza. In the 5th lunar month of 1830, Morita Kan'ya IX, who decided to retire, took the name of Band˘ Yasosuke and Band˘ Sanpachi III received both the name of Morita Kan'ya X and the management of the closed Moritaza. He became in 1832 the stage assistant of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV. The Moritaza finally reopened in the 11th lunar month of 1833 and Kan'ya produced as the opening program the drama "Shitenn˘ Kabuki no Yorizome", which starred Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III, Iwai Tojaku, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII, Iwai Hanshir˘ VI, Sawamura Tossh˘ I, Iwai Kumesabur˘ III, Band˘ Minosuke II, Band˘ Tamasabur˘ I and ďtani Tomoemon IV. The Moritaza went bankrupt in Fall 1837 and Kan'ya had to give his license for Kabuki performances to Kawarasaki Gonnosuke V, the head of the Kawarasakiza, the hikae yagura of the Moritaza. He was not able to reopen his theater for quite a long time and decided to retire in the 11th lunar month of 1850, giving his name and the management of the closed Moritaza to Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV, who took the name of Morita Kan'ya XI at the Ichimuraza. He died the 11th day of the 7th lunar month of 1838 .
The cover of a playbill for the last Kabuki program, which was produced by Morita Kan'ya X in his theater in the 9th lunar month of 1837
|Morita Kan'ya XI
Morita Kan'ya XI playing the role of ďmori Hikoshichi in the drama "Nanitaka Shimari Uta Jitsuroku", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1855 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)
|Morita Kan'ya XII
|Morita Kan'ya XII (center) with the actors Nakamura Shikan IV (left) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX (right) in a print made by Toyohara Kunichika
|Morita Kan'ya XIII
The actor Morita Kan'ya XIII held this name from November 1906 to June 1932.
|Morita Kan'ya XIV
The actor Morita Kan'ya XIV held this name from January 1935 to March 1975.
 The 10th of the 8th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Tenmei era was the 6th of September 1783 in the western calendar.
 The 11th day of the 7th lunar month of the 9th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 30th of August 1838 in the western calendar.
 The 2nd day of the 10th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Ky˘wa era was the 28th of October 1802 in the western calendar.
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