Stage names:

Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I
Matsumoto Tomonoj˘

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: K˘b˘

Existence: ??? ~ ???


Master: Matsumoto Hy˘z˘

Disciple: Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ II


Before 1701: he starts his career at an early age as a disciple of Matsumoto Hy˘z˘, who gives him the name of Matsumoto Tomonoj˘.

11th lunar month of 1701: he becomes wakashugata and takes the name of Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater.

11th lunar month of 1706: Tomojűr˘ becomes tachiyaku and performs in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Hachimanzai".

11th lunar month of 1713: Tomojűr˘ achieves a great success by playing the role of Tsukioka Satoemon in the kaomise drama "ďminato Kogane no Izumi", which is produced in ďsaka by Yamamoto Hikogor˘.

11th lunar month of 1715: Tomojűr˘ becomes katakiyaku and plays the role of Furuichi Toraemon in the kaomise drama "Seiwa Genji Kaichű Fude", which is produced in ďsaka by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1719: Tomojűr˘ plays the role of Hiyoshi Daiz˘ in the kaomise drama "Chiyo no Ume Naniwa Kagami", which is produced in Ky˘to by Sakakiyama Shirojűr˘.

1st lunar month of 1722: Tomojűr˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1733: Tomojűr˘ plays at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater (Ky˘to) the role of Ebira Tatewaki in the kaomise drama "Ch˘seiden Kogane no Shikigawara", which is produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1739: Tomojűr˘ plays the roles of Yamana S˘zen and S˘hachi in the drama "Keisei Arashiyama", which is produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater.

11th lunar month of 1744: Tomojűr˘ plays in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of T˘ma Mokunoj˘ in the kaomise drama "Hakata Ori Imose no Karanishiki"; his stage partners are Fujioka Daikichi, Tamiya Shirogor˘, Sawamura Ch˘shir˘, Sadoshima Ch˘gor˘ I, Mihogi Gizaemon I, Nakamura Danz˘, Tatsuoka Hisagiku, Sanogawa Hanazuma II, Sakakiyama Danshir˘ I, Takenaka Heikichi, Ikushima Kashiwagi I, Nakamura Matsubŕ I, Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I and Fujioka Gengor˘.

2nd lunar month of 1745: this is most likely the last stage performance of Tomojűr˘, who plays in the same theater the role of Katahei in the new year drama "Keisei Sakura Gassen".


Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I was a popular Ky˘to actor, who achieved fame for himself during the first half of the 18th century in Kamigata as a katakiyaku. He was endowed with a powerful voice and excelled as a villain in jidaimono dramas.

Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ I playing the role of Ebira Tatewaki in the drama "Ch˘seiden Kogane no Shikigawara", which was produced in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1733 at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I

The Matsumoto Tomojűr˘ line of actors

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