MIMASUYA SUKEJ█Rď I

Stage names:

Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I In Japanese
Ichikawa Sukejűr˘ I In Japanese
Takii Sukegor˘ In Japanese
Takii Sanza In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry names: J˘ka, Kaika

Existence: 1669 ~ 26th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1725 [1]

Connection:

Masters: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I

Father-in-law: Ikushima Shingor˘

Son: Mimasuya Suketar˘

Career:

1669 ~ 1699: born in Edo. Disciple of Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I, his first stage name as a koyaku actor was Takii Sanza. Later, he became wakashugata.

11th lunar month of 1699: he took the name of Takii Sukegor˘, performing at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Taira no Kiyomori Bijin Zoroi".

1st lunar month of 1701: he became tachiyaku.

3rd lunar month of 1701: Sukegor˘ played in the same theater the role of Tamura T˘shichi in the sumidagawamono "Shusse Sumidagawa".

11th lunar month of 1702: he became disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I and received the name of Ichikawa Sukejűr˘ I.

19th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1704 [2]: his second master Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I died.

1st lunar month of 1705: he became d˘kegata at the Ichimuraza.

Fall 1706: Sukejűr˘ went to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1706: Sukejűr˘ became tachiyaku and performed in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Kant˘ Koroku"; his main stage partners were Shinozuka Jirozaemon I (zamoto), Otowa Jirosabur˘ I, Hyakunin'isshu Genzabur˘, Band˘ Kikumatsu I, Hanai Azuma and Onogawa Orie.

3rd day of the 2nd lunar month of 1708 [3]: his first master Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I died.

1st lunar month of 1709: Sukejűr˘ went back to Edo; he performed at the Ichimuraza in the new year sogamono drama "Meiseki Soga".

11th lunar month of 1709: he took the name of Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I at the Ichimuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Genpuku Nue Yorimasa".

11th lunar month of 1710: Sukejűr˘ played at the Ichimuraza and played the role of Watari Shinzaemon in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki", which celebrated the shűmei of Takii Hanshir˘ and welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Kirinami Takie.

3rd lunar month of 1711: Sukejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was (superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1714: Sukejűr˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Shigi no Saemon in the kaomise drama "Enman Taiheiki", which welcomed in Edo the actor Wakabayashi Shirogor˘; his main stage partners were Ichikawa Danz˘ I, Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV, Asao Jűjir˘ I, Matsumoto Koshir˘, Hayakawa Dengor˘ and Yamashita Karumo.

2nd lunar month of 1715: Sukejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1717: Sukejűr˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Mitsut˘ in the kaomise drama "Kinkazan Yoroi Biraki".

11th lunar month of 1718: Sukejűr˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Sano Genzaemon Tsuneyo in the kaomise drama "Gozen N˘ Mitsu Uroko", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Onoe Samon; Sukejűr˘'s others main stage partners were Ogawa Zengor˘ I, Sanj˘ Kantar˘ II, ďtani Hiroji I, Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV, Sodeoka Masanosuke II, ďkuma Utaemon, Nakajima Mihoemon I and Onogawa Orie.

1st lunar month of 1719: Sukejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1719: Sukejűr˘ performed at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Banmin Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1720: Sukejűr˘ played in the same theater the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari in the new year sogamono drama "Yuzuriha Kongen Soga", which commemorated the 16th anniversary (17th memorial service) of the passing away of his second master Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune were played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II and Ogawa Zengor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1720: Sukejűr˘ played at the Moritaza the role of the shitenn˘ Urabe Suetake in the kaomise drama "Kaig˘ Sakiwake Shitenn˘".

1st lunar month of 1719: Sukejűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual]. Sukejűr˘ played in the same theater the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari in the new year sogamono drama "Nigiwai Suehiro Soga"; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune were played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II and Ogawa Zengor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1722: Sukejűr˘ performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "H˘nen Taiheiki".

1st lunar month of 1723: Sukejűr˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari in the new year drama "Soga Koyomi Biraki"; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune were played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II and Ogawa Zengor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1724: Sukejűr˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Bankoku Taiheiki"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danz˘ I, Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I, Ogino Izabur˘ I, Nakamura Kichibŕ I, Ogawa Zengor˘ I, Sodesaki Miwano I, Fujimura Handayű II, Nakajima Mihoemon I, Matsushima Hy˘tar˘, Kamakura Ch˘kur˘ II and his son Ichikawa Suketar˘. This was Sukejűr˘'s last appearance on stage.

26th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1725 [1]: Sukejűr˘ died in Edo.

Comments:

Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I was a popular and talented Edo tachiyaku actor, who achieved fame for himself from the beginning of the 1710s to the middle of the 1720s. He was d˘kegata for a little while and succeeded in keeping some d˘kegata flavour in the tachiyaku roles which he performed. He was outstanding in wagoto and yatsushigoto. One of his best roles in the 1720s was Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari in the new year sogamono.

[1] The 26th day of the 3rd lunar month of the 10th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 8th of May 1725 in the western calendar.

[2] The 19th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 17th year of the Genroku era was the 24th of March 1704 in the western calendar.

[3] The 3rd day of the 2nd lunar month of the 5th year of the H˘ei era was the 24th of March 1708 in the western calendar.

Ichikawa Monnosuke I (left) and Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ I (right) playing the roles of Nitta Yoshisada and Watari Shinzaemon in the kaomise drama "Banmin Taiheiki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1719 at the Moritaza

The Ichikawa Sukejűr˘ line of actors

The Mimasuya Sukejűr˘ line of actors

 
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