Technical Information

Person
*/d_person 1000518
Name
Yamashita Kamenojō IV
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.
Person > Date
*/d_person/d_person.birthdateid 1007744
Date of birth
Unknown
Person > Date
*/d_person/d_person.deathdateid 1007745
Date Deceased
Unknown
Person > Person Alternate Name
*/d_person/r_person_altname 6544
Also known as
Yamashita Kyōnosuke I
Person > Person Alternate Name
*/d_person/r_person_altname 6772
Also known as
Tōko
Person > Person Alternate Name
*/d_person/r_person_altname 7736
Also known as
Yamashita Kamenojou
Person > Country
*/d_person/r_person_country 13
Country(s)
Japan
Person > Culture
*/d_person/r_person_cultureid 25
Culture
Japanese
Person > Person Geographic Affiliation
*/d_person/r_person_geographic_affiliation 1032
Associated Region
Edo (Japan) (historic name)
Person > Person Geographic Affiliation
*/d_person/r_person_geographic_affiliation 1174
Associated Region
Osaka (Japan)
Person > Person Geographic Affiliation
*/d_person/r_person_geographic_affiliation 1051
Associated Region
Kyoto (Japan)
Person > Person Geographic Affiliation
*/d_person/r_person_geographic_affiliation 1063
Associated Region
Nagoya-shi (Aichi-ken, Japan)