Person Name Yamashita Kamenojō IV
Alternate Names Yamashita Kyōnosuke I (Earlier stage name) ,
Tōko (Pen or literary name) ,
Yamashita Kamenojou
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date Unknown
Death Date Unknown
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Edo (Japan) (historic name), Osaka (Japan), Kyoto (Japan), Nagoya-shi (Aichi-ken, Japan)
Reference(s) Kabuki Jinmei Jiten (p.646) ,
The Actor's Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School (p.489)
Notes Character types: pretty boy roles (iroko); young male roles (wakashu); young female roles (waka onnagata). Yamashita Kamenojo IV was a student of Yamashita Shirogo. He took the name Yamashita Kyonosuke and played pretty boy roles (iroko) in Kyoto in 1758, then played young male roles three years later. In 1765 he co-managed Yamashita Theater with Ichimura Sukegoro and played young female roles. In 1767 he moved to Edo and worked at Morita Theater, Ichimura Theater, and Nakamura Theater until 1771, when he started doing traveling productions. In 1776 he returned to Kyoto, and the following year he moved to Osaka and became Yamashita Kamenojo IV. In 1787 he worked in Isefuruichi and Owari Nagoya, and the following year he moved back to Osaka. He excelled in jidaimono and sewamono, was also good-looking, had a good koseki (good voice and good at delivering lines), and was talented at playing wife roles. He was active from 1758 to 1788.

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Associated Productions 1769Jan15, Ichimura Theater, Edo no hana wakayagi soga
Representations of person in components 1003097