Dates of birth and death unknown. His father was from the district of Hacch˘bori and was named Sugiura.
He started his career as a disciple of Onoe Baik˘ III. He became sakusha
and worked in the 1st lunar month of 1825 at the Nakamuraza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV, Matsui K˘z˘ II, Matsui Yűsuke II, Katsui Genpachi and Izutsu Yasuke,
on the new year sogamono drama "Okuni Iri Soga no Nakamura". He also worked in the same theater in the 5th lunar month of 1825
on the drama "Genbuku Soga Satsuki no Fujigane". He retired from the Kabuki world and settled in Fukagawa.
He joined back Onoe Kikugor˘ III but quickly fell ill and died at an unknown date.