|KATAOKA GATď II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry names: Gad˘, Roen (2)
Existence: 1839 ~ 22nd day of the 11th lunar month of 1871
Grandfather: Kataoka Nizaemon VII
Father: Kataoka Shimamaru
Master: Mimasu Daigor˘ IV
Adoptive father: Kataoka Nizaemon VIII
Disciple: Kataoka Matsunosuke
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.
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.
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 Momoi Wakasanosuke, Hayano Kampei, 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 II.
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.
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
The Kataoka Matsunosuke line of actors
The Kataoka Gat˘ line of actors
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