KATAOKA GATď II

Stage names:

Kataoka Gat˘ II In Japanese
Kataoka Gad˘ 2.3 In Japanese
Kataoka Gat˘ II In Japanese
Kataoka Matsunosuke II In Japanese
Mimasu Umemaru In Japanese

Others names:

Kataoka Nizaemon IX In Japanese
Kataoka Roen II In Japanese

Guild: Matsushimaya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry names: Gad˘, Roen (2)

Existence: 1839 ~ 22nd day of the 11th lunar month of 1871

Connections:

Grandfather: Kataoka Nizaemon VII

Father: Kataoka Shimamaru

Master: Mimasu Daigor˘ IV

Adoptive father: Kataoka Nizaemon VIII

Brothers: Mimasu Inemaru I, Kataoka Ichiz˘ III

Disciple: Kataoka Matsunosuke

Career:

1839 ~ 1851: born in ďsaka. His father, son of Kataoka Nizaemon VII, is not an actor but a painter, which uses the name of Nishikawa Kuniharu. He serves his apprenticeship with the star Mimasu Daigor˘ IV, who gives him the name of Mimasu Umemaru at an unknown time.

1851: he is adopted by Kataoka Gad˘ II and receives the name of Kataoka Matsunosuke II.

1854: Matsunosuke and his adoptive father Kataoka Gad˘ II settle in Edo.

4th lunar month of 1856: Kataoka Matsunosuke II takes the name of Kataoka Gat˘ II at the Nakamuraza, performing in the drama "Hitokana-de Kodakara Soga".

7th lunar month of 1857: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Sakurada Jisuke III's drama "Sanzes˘ Nishiki Bunsh˘"; Gat˘ plays the role of Osono [casting].

13th day of the 5th lunar month of 1859: his first master Mimasu Daigor˘ IV dies.

10th lunar month of 1862: Gat˘ and his adoptive father Kataoka Nizaemon VIII go back to ďsaka.

1st lunar month of 1863: Gat˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

16th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1863: his adoptive father Kataoka Nizaemon VIII dies in ďsaka; Gat˘ has to replace him to play the role of Tabakoya Sankichi in the new year drama "Keisei S˘shinji", which is staged at the Kado no Shibai.

3rd lunar month of 1863: Gat˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Momonoi Wakasanosuke, Hayano Kanpei, Kat˘ Yomoshichi, Konami, Igo and Ishid˘ Umanoj˘ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura". He also plays the role of Fujiya Izaemon in the drama "Kuruwa Bunsh˘"; the role of the courtesan ďgiya Yűgiri is played by Nakamura Sennosuke.

Spring 1866: he goes on tour in Ise, where he temporarily performs under the name of Kataoka Gad˘.

10th lunar month of 1871: Gat˘ plays at the Kado no Shibai the roles of Hinadori and Motome in the drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin". He also plays the role of Yogor˘ in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki".

11th lunar month of 1871: Gat˘ goes to Ky˘to to perform the sames roles at the Minamigawa no Shibai; he unfortunately falls ill.

22nd day of the 11th lunar month of 1871: Gat˘ dies in Ky˘to.

Comments:

Kataoka Gat˘ II was a 19th century ďsaka actor, who was able to perform a wide range of tachiyaku, katakiyaku or onnagata roles. Wagoto and jitsugoto roles were his forte. He posthumously received the name of Kataoka Nizaemon IX.

Kataoka Gat˘ II playing the role of Asama Tomoenoj˘ in the drama "Asama-ga-Dake Omokage Z˘shi", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1871 at the Kado no Shibai
(print made by Nakai Yoshitaki)

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1861

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1862

The Kataoka Matsunosuke line of actors

The Kataoka Gat˘ line of actors

The Kataoka Nizaemon line of actors

 
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