MATSUI KďZď I

Playwright names:

Matsui K˘z˘ I In Japanese
Matsui K˘z˘ In Japanese | In Japanese

Other name:

Shimaji T˘z˘ In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Existence: 1778 ~ 21st day of the 8th lunar month of 1828 [1]

Connection:

Masters: Matsui Yűsuke I, Namiki Gohei I

Disciple: Matsui K˘z˘ II

Career:

1778: born in Kamigata. He was a buddhist bonze for a while, before becoming a disciple of the Kamigata playwhright Namiki Gohei I. Then, he settled in Edo where he became a disciple of Matsui Yűsuke I, who gave him the name of Matsui K˘z˘.

11th lunar month of 1798: K˘z˘ worked at the Moritaza, along with Kimura Benisuke, Kasanui Sensuke I, Shimizu Sh˘shichi I, Hon'ya S˘shichi and Katsu Hy˘z˘ I, on the kaomise drama "Taiheiki Mitsugi no Funauta", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Aragor˘ I. K˘z˘ changed the writing of his first name:

Old name New name
松井鴻三 松井鴻蔵

11th lunar month of 1799: K˘z˘ received the patronage of Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III and Sawamura Gennosuke I; he worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Katsu Hy˘z˘ I, Chikamatsu Monky˘ and Matsushima Hanji I, on the kaomise drama "Utsukushiki Yuki no Sekai", which celebrated the shűmei of Ogino Izabur˘ II. K˘z˘ changed the writing of his first name:

Old name New name
松井鴻蔵 松井幸三

11th lunar month of 1800: K˘z˘ worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Namiki Gohei I, Kimura Enbu and Kawatake Bunji, on the kaomise drama "Genji Kumo Kogane no Kumadori", which celebrated the return in Edo of Ichikawa Omez˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1801: K˘z˘ worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Segawa Jok˘ II and Katsu Hy˘z˘ I, on the kaomise drama "Date D˘gutsui no ďtori", which celebrated the shűmei of Band˘ Hikozaemon I and Yamashita Mansaku.

11th lunar month of 1804: K˘z˘ worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Namiki Gohei I, Muraoka K˘ji I and Shimizu Sh˘shichi I, on the kaomise drama "Mishi Tamadare Yuki no Furusato", which celebrated the shűmei of Suketakaya Takasuke II, Ichikawa Takinosuke and Kiriyama Monji III.

11th lunar month of 1805: K˘z˘ worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Namiki Gohei I, Muraoka K˘ji I, Shimizu Sh˘shichi I and Shinoda Kinji I, on the kaomise drama "Keisei Yoshino no Kane".

11th lunar month of 1806: K˘z˘ worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Namiki Gohei I, Katsu Hy˘z˘ I, Muraoka K˘ji I, Shimizu Sh˘shichi I and Shinoda Kinji I [2], on the kaomise drama "Wakazakari Heike Monogatari", which welcomed in Edo the actors Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III and Ichikawa Dannosuke III. The performance was interrupted the 13th day of the 11th lunar month by a sudden fire, which burned the theater to ashes and killed many members of the audience.

13th day of the 11th lunar month of 1806 [6]: a fire broke out from the shop of the hair-dresser Tomokur˘ in the district of Nihonbashi Fukiya-ch˘. It spread and reduced both the Ichimuraza and the Nakamuraza to ashes, killing many spectators.

11th lunar month of 1807: K˘z˘ worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Fukumori Kyűsuke I and Katsu Hy˘z˘ I, on the kaomise drama "Kigoto no Hana Yashima Kaijin".

1st lunar month of 1808: K˘z˘ worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono drama "Tsuki no Ume Yawaragi Soga"; the roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III, Onoe Eizabur˘ I and Sawamura Gennosuke I.

11th lunar month of 1808: K˘z˘ worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Katsu Hy˘z˘ I (tatesakusha), Shimizu Sh˘shichi I and Sone Sh˘kichi I, on the kaomise drama "Irosoyuru Nidai Genji", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Sawamura Tanosuke II and celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Rik˘ II.

1st day of the 1st lunar month of 1809 [7]: a fire broke out in the district of Nihonbashi Sanai-ch˘ and destroyed both the Ichimuraza and the Nakamuraza. The new year sogamono was staged at the beginning of the 4th lunar month after the rebuilding of the Ichimuraza.

11th lunar month of 1809: K˘z˘ worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Segawa Jok˘ II (tatesakusha), Shinoda Kinji I and Tajima Konosuke I, on the kaomise drama "ďshű Dachiyuki no Kurogoma", whose plot and characters belonged to the "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara" world.

1st lunar month of 1810: K˘z˘ worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono drama "Edo no Haru Gohiiki Soga"; the roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III, Ichikawa Omez˘ I and Sawamura Gennosuke I.

11th lunar month of 1810: K˘z˘ worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Nagawa Tokusuke I (tatesakusha) and Hon'ya S˘shichi [3], on the kaomise drama "Yuki to Tsuki Hana no Kuronushi".

1st lunar month of 1811: K˘z˘ worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono drama "Sakaich˘ Maizuru Soga"; the roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by Onoe Sh˘roku I, Onoe Matsusuke II and Sawamura Gennosuke I.

3rd lunar month of 1811: premiere at the Nakamuraza of the 7-role Nagauta-based hengemono "Osozakura Teniha no Nana Moji" which was written by Nagawa Tokusuke I, Shinoda Kinji I and K˘z˘; the seven roles were performed by Nakamura Utaemon III [4].

11th lunar month of 1811: K˘z˘ worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV, on the kaomise drama "Itsukushima Yuki no Mitegura", which celebrated the shűmei of Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IV [5].

11th lunar month of 1812: K˘z˘ worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Shinoda Kinji I, on the kaomise drama "Gohiiki Megumi no Amagoi".

11th lunar month of 1813: K˘z˘ became tatesakusha and worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Sakurada Jisuke II, Shinoda Kinji I and Katsu Hy˘suke, on the kaomise drama "Modoribashi Senani Gohiiki".

11th lunar month of 1814: K˘z˘ worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV (tatesakusha), Sakurada Jisuke II and Nagawa Kunisuke, on the kaomise drama "Sekai no Hana Sugawara Denju", which celebrated the shűmei of ďtani Hiroemon IV and welcomed in Edo the actors Arashi Sangor˘ III, Nakayama Sharyű, Arashi Umatar˘ I and others minor actors.

1st lunar month of 1815: K˘z˘ worked in the same theater on the new year drama "Z˘ho Fujimi no Saigy˘". He retired from the Kabuki world.

21st day of the 8th lunar month of 1828 [1]: K˘z˘ died in Edo.

Comments:

Matsui K˘z˘ I was born and raised in Kamigata and became an Edo sakusha, who worked on more than 60 dramas from the end of the 1790s to the middle of the 1810s. He often worked for Tsuruya Nanboku IV. His tsűsh˘ was Honch˘, which was also the name of the district in Edo where he lived.

[1] The 21st day of the 8th lunar month of the 11th year of the Bunsei era was the 29th of September 1828 in the western calendar.

[2] Others minor sakusha were Imamura Kichisuke, Namiki Gisuke and Takahashi Sh˘suke.

[3] Matsui K˘z˘ I's disciple Matsui Shink˘ was also part of the group of supporting sakusha (first participation in a kaomise drama).

[4] The 4th role is still part of the current repertoire and is staged under the title "Echigo Jishi".

[5] It was also the shűmei of the tatesakusha Tsuruya Nanboku IV and the minor actors Sawamura Kinpei II, Ichikawa Tsunejűr˘ and Band˘ Denzabur˘.

[6] The 13th day of the 11th lunar lunar month of the 3rd year of the Bunka era was the 22nd of December 1806 in the western calendar.

[7] The 1st day of the 1st lunar lunar month of the 6th year of the Bunka era was the 14th of February 1809 in the western calendar.

The name of Matsui K˘z˘ I in a 1814 Edo hy˘banki (the name within the red box)

The Matsui K˘z˘ line of playwrights

 
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