Stage names:

Murayama Heijūrō III In Japanese
Murayama Yasohachi In Japanese

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Existence: 1700 ~ 29th day of the 8th lunar month of 1738 [1]


Father: Murayama Heijūrō I

Brothers: Murayama Heijūrō II, Murayama Heijūrō IV


1700: born in Ōsaka. Second son of Murayama Heijūrō I, he was at the beginning a shamisen player performing in Ōsaka in jōjūri. He nevertheless made his apprenticeship in Kabuki and his first stage name was Murayama Yasohachi.

8th lunar month of 1707: his father Murayama Heijūrō I died.

11th lunar month of 1721: his brother Murayama Heijūrō II appeared on stage for the last time in ōshibai, in Ōsaka at the Higashi no Shibai, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Tenryū Chiryū Kogane no Suzunari". No record afterwards.

11th lunar month of 1724: he became tachiyaku and took the name of Murayama Heijūrō III in Kyōto at Ebisuya Kichirōbź's theater, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri Miyako no Shimadai" which was produced by Ogino Umenosuke.

11th lunar month of 1725: he became katakiyaku and played in Kyōto at Hayagumo Chōdayū's theater the role of the yakko Tomosuke in the kaomise drama "Ōkamado Hatsumen Bako" which was produced by Sanogawa Mangiku.

1731: Heijūrō went on tour in Nagoya.

11th lunar month of 1733: Heijūrō became tachiyaku and played in Ōsaka the role of the rōnin Iioka Gonnojō in the kaomise drama "Shigeri Matsu Kogane no Takaragura" which was produced at the Ōnishi no Shibai by Nakamura Jūzō I.

3rd lunar month of 1738: Heijūrō's rank in the Ōsaka hyōbanki, katakiyaku section, was jō-jō-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

4th lunar month of 1738: Heijūrō appeared on stage for the last time, in Ōsaka at the Kado no Shibai, where he performed in the drama "Hinatsuru Nigiwai Soga".

29th day of the 8th lunar month of 1738 [1]: Heijūrō died.


Murayama Heijūrō III was an Ōsaka tachiyaku and katakiyaku actor, who was active during the 1720s and the 1730s.

[1] The 29th day of the 8th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Genbun era was the 12th of October 1738 in the western calendar.

Murayama Heijūrō III (left) and Arashi Sanjūrō II (right) playing the roles of Uwabami Denpachi and Tsutsumi Seizō in the kaomise drama "Honchō Bugaku no Hajimari", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1734 at the Naka no Shibai

The Murayama Heijūrō line of actors

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