Existence: ??? ~ ???
7th lunar month of 1695: first-recorded performance, in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater; he plays under the name of ďtori Kur˘ji the role of Kumazawa T˘ta in the drama "Shitenn˘ Masu Kagami".
11th lunar month of 1696: Kur˘ji plays in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of Kumagawa T˘ta in the drama "Fukujumaru", which is produced by Yamashita Hanzaemon I.
Fall 1699: Kur˘ji and Uemura Kichisabur˘ I go together to Edo.
Fall 1708: Kur˘ji goes back to ďsaka.
1st lunar month (spring?) of 1715: first Kabuki adaptation of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Daiky˘ji Mukashi Goyomi", which is entitled "Daiky˘ji" and is staged in ďsaka; Michiemon plays the role of Sukeshichi [casting].
11th lunar month of 1717: Michiemon plays in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai the role of ďe no Hy˘go (a role popularized by Kataoka Nizaemon I in Ky˘to) in the kaomise drama "Benten Ch˘ja Uga no Tama", which was produced by Ogino Kinnoj˘.
11th lunar month of 1722: Michiemon plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Tetsuemon in the kaomise drama "Genji Moy˘ Ichimai Gushi", which is produced by Yamatoyama Jinzaemon II (who celebrates his shűmei).
11th lunar month of 1723: Michiemon becomes katakiyaku and performs at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of H˘sh˘ji Kandayű in the kaomise drama "Fukujukai Kogane no Minato", which is produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.
1st lunar month of 1724: Michiemon's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He plays in the same theater the role of Taira no Masamori in the new year drama "K˘kiden Uwanari Guruma".
Fall 1725: Michiemon goes to Ky˘to.
2nd lunar month of 1726: Michiemon plays in the same theater the role of Okuzaemon in the new year drama "Keisei Ise Monogatari".
Fall 1726: he falls seriously ill and has to stop acting for several years.
2nd lunar month of 1729: Michiemon is temporarily back on stage as a jitsuaku to play the role of the kar˘ Usami Genba in the kaomise drama "Wakatake ďshimadai", which is produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon III.
6th lunar month of 1732 ~ 1734: tour in Ise and long stay in Nagoya; Michiemon's travelling and stage partners are Fujioka Daikichi, Ogino Yaegiri I, Arashi Sanjűr˘ I, Sakakiyama Fujisabur˘, Tatsuoka Someemon, Sawamura S˘gor˘ I, Sagawa Bunz˘ II, Fukuda Dan'emon, Tamiya Shirogor˘ and Matsushima Hy˘tar˘. No record afterwards.
ďtori Michiemon was a Kamigata jitsuaku/katakiyaku who spent 9 years in Edo in his prime and achieved fame for himself in ďsaka from the end of the 1700s to the middle of the 1720s. His ranking had its ups and downs due to health issues.
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