|YAMAMURA TOMOEMON I|
Guilds: Himukaya, Akashiya
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: T˘yű
Existence: 1763 ~ 24th day of the 6th lunar month of 1804 
Master: Yamamura Giemon II
Disciples: Yamamura Tomogor˘, Yamamura Tomoemon II
Fall 1783: Anegawa Tomogor˘ took the name of Urayama Heijűr˘.
11th lunar month of 1784: Heijűr˘ played in Ky˘to at the Nishi no Shibai the role of Todoroki Daiz˘ in Tatsuoka Mansaku's kaomise drama "Kuni no Hana ďshimadai", which was produced by Nakayama Ihachi II.
Spring 1786: Urayama Heijűr˘ took the name of Tamamura Tomoemon.
Fall 1786: he became disciple of Yamamura Giemon II.
11th lunar month of 1786: he took the name of Yamamura Tomoemon I in Ky˘to, performing in the kaomise drama "Shinchoku Niai no Enmusubi"; his stage partners were Arashi Sangor˘ II, Fujikawa Hachiz˘ II, Otowa Jiroza II, Arashi Shichigor˘ II, Arashi Sanpachi I, Onoe Shinshichi I, Mimasu Tokujir˘ I, Yoshizawa Iroha I and Yamashita Yaoz˘ I.
9th lunar month of 1791: premiere of Nagawa Shimesuke I's chűshinguramono "Iroha Gana Shijűshichi Moji" in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai; Tomoemon played the roles of Ono no Kudayű, Yakushiji Jirozaemon, the tedai Ibŕ, Inoko Gunpei and Dennai [more details].
11th lunar month of 1792: Tomoemon played at the Kado no Shibai the roles of Matsuura Kenmotsu and the yakko Datehei in the kaomise drama "Hito no Kokoro-ni Kan˘ Kaomise". He also played the role of Kit˘ta in the drama "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki".
3rd lunar month of 1795: Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Komochi Yamanba", which was originally written for the puppet theater, was adapted for Kabuki for the first time, in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai; Tomoemon played the role of Monobe no Heita [casting].
11th lunar month of 1795: Tomoemon performed at the Kado no Shibai in Chikamatsu Tokuz˘'s kaomise drama "Ichiban Yari T˘kai Suzuri", which celebrated the shűmei of Fujikawa Hachiz˘ III; his stage partners were Nakayama Bunshichi II, Sawamura Kunitar˘ I, Arashi Hinasuke II, Arashi Koroku III, Nakayama Bungor˘ I, Yoshizawa Iroha I, Mimasu Matsugor˘ I, his master Yamamura Giemon II and Asao Sennosuke.
4th lunar month of 1796: premiere at the Kado no Shibai of the drama "Hade Kurabe Ishikawa-zome", written by Chikamatsu Tokuz˘, Tatsuoka Mansaku and Namiki Sh˘z˘ II; Tomoemon played the roles of Kuroda Kenmotsu and Fuji no Kur˘ji [more details].
11th lunar month of 1797: Tomoemon performed at the Kado no Shibai in the drama "Mote Hayasu Manry˘ no Tachibana", which was produced by Nakayama Yosabur˘ II and welcomed back in ďsaka the actor Kataoka Nizaemon VII.
5th lunar month of 1798: Tomoemon played in the same theater the roles of Tamashima Hy˘dayű and Mikawaya Giheiji in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; the role of Danshichi Kurobŕ was played by Kataoka Nizaemon VII.
11th lunar month of 1799: Tomoemon played at the Kado no Shibai the roles of Rokuz˘ and the yakko Togahei in the kaomise drama "Yunzei T˘ri Yaguruma", which was produced by Fujikawa Katsujir˘; he also plays 2 roles in the drama "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami".
5th lunar month of 1803: the two Tomoemon, Yamamura and ďtani, performed together at the Kita-Shinchi no Shibai (ďsaka) in the drama "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki"; the former one played the roles of Sat˘ Toranosuke Masakiyo and Yamaguchi Kurojir˘.
Fall 1803: Tomoemon performed in Ky˘to in miyaji shibai, in the precincts of the Inaba Yakushi temple; this was most likely his last appearance on a Kabuki stage.
24th day of the 6th lunar month of 1804 : Tomoemon died in ďsaka.
 The 24th day of the 6th lunar month of the 1st year of the Bunka era was the 30th of July 1804 in the western calendar.
 The 5th day of the 1st lunar month of the 3rd year of the Ky˘wa era was the 27th of January 1803 in the western calendar.
Yamamura Tomoemon I (left), Nakamura Ky˘jűr˘ II (center) and Nakamura Monjűr˘ (right) playing the roles of Mihara Ariemon, Yamazaki Yogor˘ and Hiraoka G˘zaemon in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki", which was staged in the 4th lunar month of 1790 at the Naka no Shibai
The Yamamura Tomoemon line of actors
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