|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
Brothers: Mimasu Inemaru I, Kataoka Ichiz˘ III
Disciple: Kataoka Matsunosuke
1839 ~ 1851: born in ďsaka. His father, son of Kataoka Nizaemon VII, was not an actor but a painter, which used the name of Nishikawa Kuniharu. He served his apprenticeship with the star Mimasu Daigor˘ IV, who gave him the name of Mimasu Umemaru at an unknown time.
1851: he was adopted by Kataoka Gad˘ II and received the name of Kataoka Matsunosuke II.
1854: Matsunosuke and his adoptive father Kataoka Gad˘ II settled in Edo.
4th lunar month of 1856: Kataoka Matsunosuke II took 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˘ played the role of Osono [casting].
13th day of the 5th lunar month of 1859 : his first master Mimasu Daigor˘ IV died.
10th lunar month of 1862: Gat˘ and his adoptive father Kataoka Nizaemon VIII went back to ďsaka.
1st lunar month of 1863: Gat˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual].
16th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1863 : his adoptive father Kataoka Nizaemon VIII died in ďsaka; Gat˘ had to replace him to play the role of Tabakoya Sankichi in the new year drama "Keisei S˘shinji", which was staged at the Kado no Shibai.
3rd lunar month of 1863: Gat˘ played 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 played the role of Fujiya Izaemon in the drama "Kuruwa Bunsh˘"; the role of the courtesan ďgiya Yűgiri was played by Nakamura Sennosuke.
Spring 1866: he went on tour in Ise, where he temporarily performed under the name of Kataoka Gad˘.
10th lunar month of 1871: Gat˘ played at the Kado no Shibai the roles of Hinadori and Motome in the drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin". He also played the role of Yamazaki Yogor˘ in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki".
11th lunar month of 1871: Gat˘ went to Ky˘to to perform the sames roles at the Minamigawa no Shibai; he unfortunately fell ill and could not perform.
22nd day of the 11th lunar month of 1871 : Gat˘ died 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.
 The 22nd day of the 11th lunar month of the 4th year of the Meiji era was the 2nd of January 1872 in the western calendar.
 The 13th day of the 5th lunar month of the 6th year of the Ansei era was the 13th of June 1859 in the western calendar.
 The 16th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 3rd year of the Bunkyű era was the 3rd of April 1863 in the western calendar.
 He was never acknowledged as an official holder of the name.
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 Gad˘ line of actors
The Kataoka Gat˘ line of actors
The Kataoka Nizaemon line of actors
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