|ITÔ KODAYÛ I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Existence: 1649 ~ 21st day of the 9th lunar month of 1687 
Disciple: Itô Kodayû II
1661: Kodayû went to Edo.
10th lunar month of 1661: Miyako Dennai's theater, where Kodayû performed as a wakashugata, split up into two theaters, the Kodennaiza (the "old" theater of Dennai) and the Shindennaiza (the "new" theater of Dennai); according to the chronicles, Kodayû joins the Kodennaiza.
4th lunar month of 1662: Kodayû performed at the Kodennaiza; his stage partners were Tamamura Kichiya, Fujita Kumenosuke, Yamamoto Kantarô, Segawa Kurando, Fujita Sakyô, Yoshikawa Rokuya and Edo Samon.
1668: Kodayû retired.
21st day of the 9th lunar month of 1687 : Kodayû died.
Itô Kodayû I was a wakashugata, who was born and trained in Kyôto and settled in Edo at the beginning of the 1660s. He retired in 1668.
 The 21st day of the 9th lunar month of the 4th year of the Jôkyô era was the 26th of October 1687 in the western calendar.
Itô Kodayû I as depicted in an illustration from the book "Yarô Daibutsushi" (1668)
The Itô Kodayû line of actors
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