|ARASHI IZABURď II|
Arashi Izabur˘ II
Nickname: Gusokuya Kanjűr˘
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Keisha
Existence: 1774 ~ 27th day of the 7th lunar month of 1846
Master: Arashi Kichisabur˘ II
Son: Arashi Kannosuke
Disciple: Arashi Kangor˘ II
1774: born in Kamigata. He starts his career at an unknown date, performing under the names of Band˘ Mankichi and Araki Mankichi.
Winter 1796: he becomes disciple of Arashi Kichisabur˘ II and receives the name of Arashi Kankur˘.
11th lunar month of 1800: Arashi Kankur˘ takes the name of Arashi Kanjűr˘ I at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Arat˘ta in Nagawa Shimesuke I's kaomise drama "Oishigeru Nami no Une Une", which also celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII.
1st lunar month of 1814: Kanjűr˘ plays the roles of Tataranosuke and Keian in the drama "Keisei Tsukushi no Tsumagoto", which is staged in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai. This is the first performance in Kabuki history of a play based on the "Asagao Nikki" world [casting].
11th lunar month of 1819: Kanjűr˘ plays at the Kado no Shibai the role of Gonkur˘ in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki".
11th lunar month of 1820: Kanjűr˘ plays at the Kawarazakiza the role of Senoo Jűr˘ in the drama "Ise Heiji Ume no Mitegura", which celebrates the shűmei of Onoe Tamiz˘ II, ďtani Monz˘ II and Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV.
26th day of the 9th lunar month of 1821: his master Arashi Kitsusabur˘ I dies in ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1841: Arashi Kanjűr˘ I and his disciple Arashi Kanz˘ respectively take the names of Arashi Izabur˘ II and Arashi Kangor˘ II at the Kawarazakiza; the new Izabur˘ plays the role of Haji no Hy˘e in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".
10th lunar month of 1842: Izabur˘ takes part in the opening ceremony of the newly-built Nakamuraza in the district of Asakusa Saruwaka-ch˘, playing in the drama "Kinryűzan Chikai no Ishizue", which is produced by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XII; his stage partners are Iwai Tojaku, Sawamura Tossh˘ II, Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, Onoe Eizabur˘ III, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV, Osagawa Tsuneyo IV and Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V.
1st lunar month of 1846: Izabur˘ appears on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, where he performs in the play "Nazorae Soga ďe Yamairi", which celebrates the shűmei of Onoe Baik˘ IV and Onoe Eizabur˘ IV.
27th day of the 7th lunar month of 1846: Izabur˘ dies in Edo.
Arashi Izabur˘ II was a popular supporting katakiyaku and oyajigata of the first half of the nineteenth century. He spent the first half of his career in Kamigata and definitively settled in Edo in 1820, where he achieved fame in the 1830s.
Arashi Izabur˘ II playing the role of Haji no Hy˘e in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1841 at the Kawarazakiza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)
The Arashi Kanjűr˘ line of actors
The Arashi Izabur˘ line of actors
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