|ARASHI IZABURď 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
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.
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.
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].
11th lunar month of 1820: Kanjűr˘ played at the Kawarasakiza 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.
7th lunar month of 1821: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Tamamo-no-Mae Kumoi no Hareginu", which mixed the sekai of Gion no Ny˘go, the Two Shinbŕ ("Ninin Shinbŕ") and Tamamo-no-Mae; Kanjűr˘ played the roles of Washizuka Kint˘ji Hidekuni, Takegaki Sagozaemon and Ibara no T˘bŕ [more details].
9th lunar month of 1821: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Kiku no En Tsuki no Shiranami"; Kanjűr˘ played the roles of the r˘nin Ono Kurobŕ and the furubone-kai Shimobe Yogor˘ (later the nakama Naosuke) [more details].
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].
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 Kawarasakiza; 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.
1st lunar month of 1846: Izabur˘ appeared on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, where he performed in the play "Nazorae Soga ďeyama-iri", which celebrated the shűmei of Onoe Baik˘ IV and Onoe Eizabur˘ IV.
27th day of the 7th lunar month of 1846 : Izabur˘ died 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.
 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.
 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 Kawarasakiza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)
The Arashi Kanjűr˘ line of actors
The Arashi Izabur˘ line of actors
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