|ARASHI SHICHIGORď I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry names: Shagan, Hoppi (?)
Master: Arashi Sangor˘ I
Brother: Arashi Hidegor˘
Son: Arashi Shichigor˘ II
11th lunar month of 1736: Shichigor˘ performed in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Tomi no Ichi Kogane no Aratama", which was produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I; his stage partners were Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I, Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ II, Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I, Sanogawa Mangiku, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Tatsuoka Hisagiku and Tatsuoka Someemon.
Fall 1739: Shichigor˘ went to ďsaka.
12th lunar month of 1739: Shichigor˘ played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Fuwa Banzaemon in the drama "Kewai Musha ďmi Genji", which was produced by Yoshizawa Ayame II; his stage partners were Yoshizawa Ayame II (Okichi), Nakamura S˘jűr˘ (Sh˘gen), Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I (Nagoya Sanza), Anegawa Shinshir˘ I (Matahei) and Segawa Kikunoj˘ I (the courtesan T˘yama).
11th lunar month of 1740: Shichigor˘ performed at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Yaguruma Yakata no Fuji", which was produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I; his stage partners were Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I, Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Nakayama Shinkur˘ I, Sanogawa Mangiku, Segawa Kikunoj˘ I, Onoe Kikugor˘ I and Nakamura S˘jűr˘.
11th lunar month of 1741: Shichigor˘ performed at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Bankoku Taiheiki", which included the "Uir˘ Uri" scene and stars Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ III, Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I, Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I, Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Nakamura Jir˘sa I, Band˘ Toyosabur˘ I, Shibazaki Taminosuke, Yamanaka Heijűr˘ I and Yamatogawa Akashi.
11th lunar month of 1743: Shichigor˘ played at the ďnishi no Shibai in Namiki S˘suke's kaomise drama "Futatsu Biki Nishiki no Manmaku", which was produced by the zamoto Nakamura Jűz˘ I; his stage partners were Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I, Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Sanogawa Mangiku, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ II, Nakamura Shingor˘ I and Iwai Hanshir˘ III.
9th lunar month of 1745: Shichigor˘ played the roles of Yakanpei and Sh˘gen in the drama "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami" , which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I at the ďnishi no Shibai; his stage partners were Band˘ Toyosabur˘ I (Abe no Yasuna), Nakamura Jűz˘ I (D˘man), Nakayama Shinkur˘ I (Yokanpei), Ichikawa Danz˘ III (Sakon Tar˘) and Yoshizawa Ayame II (Kuzu-no-Ha).
12th lunar month of 1745: the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" was performed for the first time in ďsaka, simultaneously in the three major theaters of the city, which started a competition for the best performance; Shichigor˘ played the role of Danshichi Kurobŕ at the Naka no Shibai [casting].
11th lunar month of 1750: Shichigor˘ performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Tachibana Gojűyongun", which was produced by Iwata Somematsu I; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danz˘ III, Band˘ Toyosabur˘ I, Yoshizawa Sakinosuke II and Kirishima Gizaemon I.
Fall 1751: Shichigor˘ went to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1751: Shichigor˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of the painter Matahei, in reality ďmi no Kot˘ta, in the kaomise drama "Kamimukae Nigiwai Genji", which celebrated the shűmei of Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II.
1st lunar month of 1753: Shichigor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was ˘-j˘-j˘-kichi (grand - superior - superior - excellent). He played in the same theater the role of Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki in the new year drama "Haru Fukami Iroha Soga". This was his last-recorded performance. No record afterwards.
Arashi Shichigor˘ I was a talented actor, who achieved fame for himself during the first half of the 18th century as a jitsuaku actor. He made most of his career in Kamigata but ended it with a short and successful stay in Edo. He was said to be better in jidaimono rather than in sewamono.
 Not reported in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" or the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database. As Arashi Shichigor˘ I was the first actor to use the haimy˘ Shagan, we assume he was de facto Arashi Shagan I.
 The 12th day of the 7th lunar month of the 4th year of the Genbun era was the 16th of August 1739 in the western calendar.
Arashi Shichigor˘ I and Yamatogawa Akashi playing the roles of Moron˘ and ďhara no Matsuo in the drama "Bankoku Taiheiki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1741 at the ďnishi no Shibai
The Arashi Shagan line of actors
The Arashi Shichigor˘ line of actors
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