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Ichiyama Seiz˘
Ichiyama Seiz˘  In Japanese | Ichiyama Hangor˘  In Japanese | Ichiyama Hankur˘  In Japanese | Tsuruyama Hangor˘  In Japanese | Ichiyama Hangor˘  In Japanese | Matsushima Hanakiku  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. First-recorded performance in the 1st lunar month of 1709 in ďsaka, where he performed as a wakaonnagata in the drama "Ama no Iwahashi" which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ II. He went to Edo in winter 1713 and played in the 2nd lunar month at the Moritaza the role of Princess Sakura in the drama "Isshin Oyako Zakura". Then, he performed for several years in inaka shibai. He was back in ďsaka in Fall 1722, took the name of Ichiyama Hangor˘, became tachiyaku and performed in the 11th lunar month of 1722 in the kaomise drama "Tenchi Tenn˘ Sokutai Guruma", which was produced by Arashi Kanshir˘ I. Was he a disciple of Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I? No confirmation so far. He went to Ky˘to in Fall 1723 and took the name of Tsuruyama Hangor˘ in 11th lunar month of 1723, performing in Ky˘to in Fukuoka Yagoshir˘'s kaomise drama "Teono Hajime Kogane no Ishizue", which was produced by Segawa Kikunoj˘ I. He took the name of Ichiyama Hankur˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1724 in Ky˘to, performing in the kaomise drama "ďjigawa Kogane no Mizuguruma". He took back the name of Ichiyama Hangor˘ in the 1st lunar month of 1726. He became katakiyaku, took the name of Ichiyama Seiz˘ and performed in the 11th lunar month of 1727 in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Masu Kagami Eitai Gura", which was produced by Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1732 in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater the role of Kuroda Kageyu in the kaomise drama "Hayazaki Kogane no Hanabusa" which was produced by Arashi Koroku I. This was his last-recorded performance. No record afterwards.

Kirinami Takie (left) and Ichiyama Seiz˘ (right) playing the roles of Koyurugi and Kuroda Kageyu in the kaomise drama "Hayazaki Kogane no Hanabusa", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1732 in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater

 
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