|ICHIMURA UZAEMON IX|
Guilds: Tachibanaya, Kikuya
Line number: KUDAIME (IX)
Poetry name: Kakitsu (1)
Existence: 1725 ~ 25th day of the 8th lunar month of 1785 
Father: Ichimura Uzaemon VIII
Brothers: Ichimura Zenz˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III
Son: Ichimura Uzaemon X
2nd lunar month of 1745: he was forced to change his first name because it was close to the first name of the Sh˘gun's new son; Ichimura Manz˘ took the name of Ichimura Kamez˘ I at the Ichimuraza, performing in the drama "Sato Gayoi Fujimi Saigy˘".
1761: short tour in Ise and in Kamigata.
11th lunar month of 1762: Uzaemon produced his first kaomise drama, which was entitled "Kisoe Uta Sakae Komachi" (in which he played the role of Narihira) and celebrated the shűmei of ďtani Hiroji III.
2nd lunar month of 1763: Uzaemon played in the same theater the roles of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year sogamono drama "Fűjibumi Sakae Soga"; the roles of the courtesans ďiso no Tora (Jűr˘'s lover) and Kewaizaka no Sh˘sh˘ (Gor˘'s lover) were played by Segawa Kikunoj˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1768: Uzaemon played at the Ichimuraza the role of Minamoto Yoshiie in the kaomise drama "Otokoyama Yunzei Kurabe". This was also the premiere of the dance "Oshiegusa Yoshiwara Suzume", the first version of "Yoshiwara Suzume" [more details].
11th lunar month of 1772: Uzaemon played at the Ichimuraza 4 roles, including Minamoto Yorimitsu, in the kaomise drama "Edo Katagi Hikeya Tsunazaka", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ III.
11th lunar month of 1777: premiere at the Ichimuraza of the Tomimoto-based dance-drama "Meotozake Kawaranu Nakanaka" (commonly called "Kurama Jishi"); Uzaemon played the role of the male fox [casting].
1st lunar month of 1784: last program produced by Uzaemon at the Ichimuraza; the debt of the theater was huge (around 164,400 ry˘) and the Ichimuraza went bankrupt. Uzaemon gave his license for Kabuki performances to his hikae yagura, the Kiriza.
25th day of the 8th lunar month of 1785 : Uzaemon died in Edo.
Ichimura Uzaemon IX was a talented tachiyaku actor, excelling in hengemono and sogamono. He was also the zamoto of the Ichimuraza for 22 years. He inherited a huge debt from his father and did not hesitate to get deeper into debt in order to engage the best Edo actors. Crippled by this heavy burden, he suffered great hardship during his latter years and could not avoid to go bankrupt.
 The 25th day of the 8th lunar month of the 5th year of the Tenmei era was the 28th of September 1785 in the western calendar.
 The 7th day of the 5th lunar month of the 12th year of the H˘reki era was the 28th of June 1762 in the western calendar.
The Ichimura Kakitsu line of actors
The Ichimura Kamez˘ line of actors
The Ichimura Uzaemon line of actors and theater managers
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