Person

Person Name Yamashita Yaozo I
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date Unknown
Death Date March 7, 1812
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Edo (Japan) (historic name)
Reference(s) Kabuki Jinmei Jiten (p.654) ,
The Actor's Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School (p.489)
Notes Character types: young female roles (waka onnagata). Group affiliations: Masuya. Yamashita Yaozo I was a son of Yamashita Jirozo. In 1763 he became a student of Yamashita Kinsaku II and first appeared on stage by dancing shosagoto at the Mimasu Daigoro Theater in Osaka. In 1764 he played a young female role and danced shosagoto at Takeda Shibai in Osaka and was a big hit. Four years later he became a theater manager. He performed in Edo and Kyoto and moved back to Osaka. Then he went to Edo again In 1811, and he last performed as a role of courtesan (keisei yaku) at the Ichimura Theater. He was well suited for jidaimono and sewamono, and his performance and inflection (koseki) were good. He was a remarkably handsome man. He was active from 1763 to 1811. According to Ehon Butai Ogi, part of his first name, Yao-, is written in different chracters.

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