|ARASHI SANJ█Rď II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Rogi
Existence: ??? ~ 20th day of the 5th lunar month of 1750
Father: Arashi Sanjűr˘ I
Nephew: Arashi Sanjűr˘ III
Before 1720: son of Arashi Sanjűr˘ I, his first stage name is Arashi Tomimatsu.
11th lunar month of 1727: Arashi Sanjűr˘ I and his son Arashi Tomimatsu respectively take the names of Arashi Sanjűr˘ I (using a new writing with the "mountain" ideogram for san) and Arashi Sanjűr˘ II (using the classic writing with the "three" ideogram for san); the new Sanjűr˘ becomes both tachiyaku and zamoto, producing at the Kado no Shibai the kaomise drama "Onna Kabuki Chiyo no Hajime".
11th lunar month of 1729: Sanjűr˘ produces at the Kado no Shibai the kaomise drama "Banzai Kogane Tsukuri"; his stage partners are Nakayama Shinkur˘ I, Yoshizawa Ayame II, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I, Nakamura S˘jűr˘ and Fujii Hanamatsu.
11th lunar month of 1730: Sanjűr˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of Jűnai in the kaomise drama "Meotogura Wag˘ no Nakatomi", which is produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III; his stage partners are Nakayama Shinkur˘ I, Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I, Sakurayama Shirosabur˘ I, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Sanogawa Hanazuma I, Hanagiri Toyomatsu I and Izumikawa Sennosuke.
1st lunar month of 1732: Sanjűr˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). He shares the same rank with Nakamura Shirogor˘ II, Kirinoya T˘kur˘ and Iwai Hanshir˘ III.
11th lunar month of 1736: Sanjűr˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Fur˘mon Kon no Shikigawara"; his stage partners are Nakayama Shinkur˘ I (the zamoto), Arashi San'emon III, Sanogawa Hanazuma I, Yamashita Matatar˘ I, Nakamura Jűz˘ I and Fujikawa Heikur˘.
1st lunar month of 1741: Sanjűr˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same rank with ďtani Hiroji I, Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Ichiyama Sukegor˘ I, Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Nakamura Jűz˘ I and Yamamoto Ky˘shir˘ I.
1st lunar month of 1743: Sanjűr˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is only one black stroke below j˘-j˘-kichi [visual]. He plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of Yagi Gonroku in the drama "Kurofune Isse Ichidai Otoko", which is produced by Anegawa Shinshir˘ I [casting].
12th lunar month of 1745: the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" is performed for the first time in ďsaka, simultaneously in the three major theaters of the city; Sanjűr˘ plays the role of Danshichi Kurobei at the Kado no Shibai [casting].
12th lunar month of 1748: the play "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was originally written for the puppet theater and staged for the first time in the 8th lunar month of 1748 in ďsaka at the Takemotoza, is adapted to Kabuki for the first time, in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai; Sanjűr˘ plays the roles of ďboshi Yuranosuke and Hayano Kampei [casting].
20th day of the 5th lunar month of 1750: Sanjűr˘ dies in ďsaka.
Arashi Sanjűr˘ II was a popular tachiyaku actor, who achieved fame for himself in ďsaka during the first half of the 18th century. He excelled in jidaimono dramas, especially in jitsugoto or bud˘goto roles.
He was recorded in the "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" as being the master of Arashi San'emon VI. It was not possible for one reason: Arashi Sanjűr˘ II died in 1750, 10 years before the birth of Arashi San'emon VI.
Arashi Sanjűr˘ II (top/right) and Yoshizawa Ayame II (bottom/left) playing the roles of Takeda Kiyonobu and the keisei Sonohara in the kaomise drama "Shinra Genji Shimada Gump˘", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1740 at the Naka no Shibai
The Arashi Sanjűr˘ line of actors
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