Dates of birth and death unknown. His first stage name was Kagawa Fujinosuke, when he performed in his prime in Ky˘to koshibai. He became wakaonnagata and took the name of Kamogawa Noshio I in 1692.
He was active in Kamigata up to the end of 1703. This was followed by a long absence, with no record in Kabuki history. Did he travel with tabi shibai troupes? Was he on sick leave?
He was back on stage in Ky˘to in the 1st lunar month of 1711 but we don't know what happened to him afterwards. He used two types of traditional hats on stage, the yaden b˘shi (the yaden hat) or the murasaki b˘shi (the purple hat),
which both became the latest fashion in Kamigata, especially the yaden hat.
He was the father of Kasaya Matakur˘ I and the grandfather of both Kasaya Matakur˘ II and Nakamura Noshio I.