ARASHI IZABURď II

Stage names:

Arashi Izabur˘ II In Japanese
Arashi Kanjűr˘ I In Japanese
Arashi Kankur˘ I In Japanese
Araki Mankichi In Japanese
Band˘ Mankichi In Japanese

Nickname: Gusokuya Kanjűr˘

Guild: Gusokuya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry name: Keisha

Existence: 1774 ~ 27th day of the 7th lunar month of 1846 [1]

Connections:

Master: Arashi Kichisabur˘ II

Son: Arashi Kannosuke

Disciples: Arashi Kangor˘ II, Arashi Kankur˘ II, Arashi Kankur˘ IV

Career:

1774: born in Kamigata. He started his career at an unknown date, performing under the names of Band˘ Mankichi and Araki Mankichi.

Winter 1796: he became disciple of Arashi Kichisabur˘ II and received the name of Arashi Kankur˘ I.

Fall 1800: he went to Edo, along with Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III, Sawamura Gennosuke I, Fujikawa Buzaemon II and the playwright Nagawa Shimesuke I.

11th lunar month of 1800: Arashi Kankur˘ I took 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 celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII.

3rd lunar month of 1809: premiere at the Moritaza of Fukumori Kyűsuke I's drama "Sono Mukashi Koi no Edo-zome"; Kanjűr˘ played the role of Ebina Gunz˘ [casting].

1st lunar month of 1814: Kanjűr˘ played the roles of Tataranosuke and Keian in the drama "Keisei Tsukushi no Tsumagoto", which was staged in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai. This was the first performance in Kabuki history of a play based on the "Asagao Nikki" world [casting].

4th lunar month of 1814: "Keisei Tsukushi no Tsumagoto" was staged with the same casting in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai.

11th lunar month of 1818: Kanjűr˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the roles of Motoemon and Mansuke in the drama "Tengajaya".

11th lunar month of 1819: Kanjűr˘ played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Gonkur˘ in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki".

Fall 1820: Kanjűr˘ went to Edo with Onoe Kikugor˘ III, Nakamura Waichi and Onoe Kikunosuke I.

11th lunar month of 1820: Kanjűr˘ played at the Kawarazakiza the role of Senoo Jűr˘ in the drama "Ise Heiji Ume no Mitegura", which celebrated the shűmei of Onoe Tamiz˘ II, ďtani Monz˘ II and Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV.

26th day of the 9th lunar month of 1821 [2]: his master Arashi Kitsusabur˘ I died in ďsaka.

5th lunar month of 1822: Kanjűr˘ played at the Nakamuraza the roles of Ono Kudayű, Horibe Yajibŕ and ďta Ry˘chiku in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

5th lunar month of 1823: Kanjűr˘ played at the Nakamuraza the roles of Fujiwara no Shihei, Shund˘ Genba, Yat˘ji and Shiratayű in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

3rd lunar month of 1828: Kanjűr˘ played at the Kawarazakiza the roles of Kawagoe Shigeyori, Sagami Gor˘ and Yazaemon in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

11th lunar month of 1828: Kanjűr˘ played at the Nakamuraza 3 roles in Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Motomishi Hana Otogi Heike"; his yearly salary was 450 ry˘.

3rd lunar month of 1829: Kanjűr˘ played at the Nakamuraza the roles of Sagami Gor˘ and Yazaemon in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

11th lunar month of 1829: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Kin no Zai Sarushima Dairi"; Kanjűr˘ played the roles of Yasaka no J˘z˘, the send˘ Yotsuzuka Daisaku, Iga Jutar˘ and ďashi Harashir˘ [more details].

1st lunar month of 1832: Kanjűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, jitsuaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

2nd lunar month of 1834: Kanjűr˘ played at the Nakamuraza the roles of K˘ no Moron˘, Horibe Yasubŕ and Ishid˘ Umanoj˘ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

3rd lunar month of 1836: Kanjűr˘ played at the Nakamuraza the roles of Benkei and Yazaemon in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

Summer 1837: tour in Nagoya with Arashi San'emon IX, Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ I and Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1838: Kanjűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was k˘-j˘-j˘-kichi (meritorious - superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1841: Arashi Kanjűr˘ I and his disciple Arashi Kanz˘ respectively took the names of Arashi Izabur˘ II and Arashi Kankur˘ III at the Kawarazakiza; the new Izabur˘ played the role of Haji no Hy˘e in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

10th lunar month of 1842: Izabur˘ took 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 was produced by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XII; his stage partners were Iwai Tojaku, Sawamura Tossh˘ II, Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, Onoe Eizabur˘ III, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV, Osagawa Tsuneyo IV and Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V.

5th lunar month of 1844: Izabur˘ played at the Nakamuraza the roles of Haji no Hy˘e and Shiratayű in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

1st lunar month of 1846: Izabur˘ appeared on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, where he performed in the play "Nazorae Soga ďe Yamairi", which celebrated the shűmei of Onoe Baik˘ IV and Onoe Eizabur˘ IV.

27th day of the 7th lunar month of 1846 [1]: Izabur˘ died in Edo.

Comments:

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.

[1] The 27th day of the 7th lunar month of the 3rd year of the K˘ka era was the 19th of September 1846 in the western calendar.

[2] The 26th day of the 9th lunar month of the 4th year of the Bunsei era was the 21st of October 1821 in the western calendar.

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)

Print made by Gigad˘ Ashiyuki in 1814

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada around 1830

The Arashi Kanjűr˘ line of actors

The Arashi Izabur˘ line of actors

 
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