|ďTANI TOMOEMON I|
ďtani Tomoemon I
Guilds: Yamashinaya, ďsakaya
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Shiyű
Existence: 1744 ~ 16th day of the 8th lunar month of 1781
Master: ďtani Hirohachi I
Disciple: ďtani Kuniji II, ďtani Daihachi
1744: born in ďsaka.
1763: he becomes disciple of the actor ďtani Hirohachi I and receives the name of ďtani Tomosabur˘.
11th lunar month of 1765: ďtani Tomosabur˘ takes the name of ďtani Tomoemon I in Ky˘to, playing in the kaomise drama "Kachidoki Asahi no ďgi", which is produced by Ichiyama Sukegor˘ II and Yamashita Ky˘nosuke at the Minamigawa no Shibai and welcomes in Ky˘to the Edo actor Ichikawa Danz˘ III.
Fall 1769: Tomoemon goes to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1772: Tomoemon moves to the Nakamuraza, becomes jitsuaku and plays in the kaomise drama "ďyoroi Ebid˘ Shinozuka", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ III, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV and Ichikawa Komaz˘ III.
3rd lunar month of 1776: first Kabuki adaptation of Matsu Kanshi's puppet theater drama "Koi Musume Mukashi Hachij˘", which is staged at the Nakamuraza; Tomoemon plays the role of the tedai J˘hachi [casting].
7th lunar month of 1781: Tomoemon appears on stage for the last time, at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Uzura Gonbŕ in the drama "Muromachi Dono Eiga Butai". He falls suddenly ill and dies the 16th day of the 8th lunar month of 1781.
ďtani Tomoemon I in a print made by Katsukawa Shunsh˘
The ďtani Tomoemon line of actors
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