Tomb of Takeda Izumo@
@ 8-19, Ikutamateramachi, Tennoji-ku
 Shorenji temple
m Shitennojimae Yuhigaoka nby Tanimachi Line
 about 150m to the northwest
 We are able to mention the distinguished men in the history of ningyo joruri(puppet ballad drama)- Takemoto Gidayu as a puppet manipulator, Chikamatsu Monzaemon as a writer and Takeda Izumo as a promotor.
 Takeda Izumo was born as a son of a promotor of shibai(play) in the 4th year of Genroku,1691.
 He is said to participate the promotion of the Takemotoza theater at only 15.
 In those days popularity of joruri that was only heard from ears of the audience was giving place to puppet manipulation that was played right in front of them.
 He caught the public fancy and contributed to make the style of today's puppet manipulation.
 He gave play to his talent of writing.
 He wrote 40 playbooks including works jointly wrote with other writers.
 gKanatehonchushingurahgSugawaradenjutenaraikagamihgYoshitsunesenbonzakurah were his masterpieces that are put on the stage nowadays.
 He died in the 6th year of Horeki(1756) at age 65.
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