Real Name: Iino Hideji
Existence: 7 November 1902 ~ 19 May 1996
7th of November 1902: born in Ôsaka.
1930s: he becomes a disciple of Okamoto Kidô and Hasegawa Shin.
September 1953: premiere at the Minamiza of Hôjô Hideji's drama "Ii Tairô", which is staged with a non-Kabuki troupe, the Shinkokugeki (New National Drama).
February 1961: premiere at the Tôkyô Takarazuka Theater of Hôjô Hideji's drama "Korikori Banashi" with Hisaya Morishige (Inosuke), Nakamura Kanzaburô XVII (the priest Jûzen), Yamada Isuzu (Okiwa) and Miki Norihei (Matahei). Because both Hisaya Morishige and Yamada Isuzu were from Ôsaka, they were portrayed as Ôsaka natives and the play was set in Ôsaka.
November 1970: premiere at the National Theatre of Hôjô Hideji's drama "Tairô", a new drama which can be seen as an extended and more complex revision in 2 parts and 20 scenes of "Ii Tairô".
1973: Hôjô Hideji receives the 21st Kikuchi Kan Award in recompense for his career.
1987: Hôjô Hideji is put by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in the list of Japanese personalities who have made outstanding culture contributions in Japan (bunka kôrôsha).
19th of May 1996: Hôjô Hideji dies.
August 1996: revival at the Kabukiza of Hôjô Hideji's drama "Korikori Banashi", with a script revised by Nagawa Shôsuke [casting]. This is the Edo version of the drama and it was entitled "Edo Miyage" ("Souvenir from Edo").
The poster of Hôjô Hideji's drama "Tairô", which was staged in November 1970 at the National Theatre
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