Person

Person Name Ootani Tomoemon I
Alternate Names Takeda Tomosaburō (first stage name) (Earlier stage name) ,
Ootani Tomosaburō (Earlier stage name) ,
Shiyu (Pen or literary name) ,
,
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date 1744 - 1744
Death Date August 16, 1781
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Edo (Japan) (historic name), Osaka (Japan)
Notes Character types: evil enemies (kataki yaku). Group affiliations:Yamashinaya; Osakaya. Otani Tomoemon I first appeared on stage as Takeda Tomosaburo in 1761. In 1763 he became a student of Otani Hirohachi, changed his name to Otani Tomozaburo, and acted at Kametani Theater in Osaka. He became Otani Tomoemon in 1765 and died of an illness at the age of 38 while still active in 1781. He was good at shamisen and popular as a humorous jitsuaku. He was active from 1761 to 1781.

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