|BANDď HIKOSABURď II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Shinsui (2)
Existence: 1741 ~ 4th day of the 5th lunar month of 1768 
Father: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I
Brother-in-law: Onoe Kikugor˘ I
Disciple: Band˘ Hikozaemon I
11th lunar month of 1749: he made his first appearance on stage at the Ichimuraza, where he received the name of Band˘ Kikumatsu II and played a child role in the kaomise drama "Yoritomo Gunbai Kagami".
11th lunar month of 1751: Band˘ Kikumatsu II took the name of Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II at the Ichimuraza, playing 2 roles in the kaomise drama "Kamimukae Nigiwai Genji", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Arashi Shichigor˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1759: Hikosabur˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Nagoya Kosanza in the kaomise drama "Okunizome Shusse Butai", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actors Anegawa Daikichi I and Hanakawa Ichinoj˘.
1st lunar month of 1762: Hikosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. [visual]. He played in the same theater the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year sogamono drama "Nokon no Yuki Katsuiro Soga"; the roles of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II and Ichimura Kamez˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1762: Hikosabur˘ performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Nagi no Ha Izu no Sugatami", which celebrated the shűmei of ďtani Hiroemon III, Nakajima Kanzaemon III and Ichikawa Somegor˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1766: Hikosabur˘ played at the Nakamuraza the roles of Kamakura Gongor˘ Kagemasa and Hachiman Tar˘ Yoshiie in the kaomise drama "Kogane no Hana Kaijin Arasmusha", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Kirishima Gizaemon I.
1st lunar month of 1768: Hikosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). [visual]. Hikosabur˘ appeared on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, playing in the drama "Fude Hajime Soga no Tamazusa".
4th day of the 5th lunar month of 1768 : Hikosabur˘ died in Edo.
Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II was a talented Edo tachiyaku actor, who was active from the end of the 1740s to the second half of the 1760s. He was a very popular actor among the female audience of Edo theaters but he unfortunately died young.
 The 4th day of the 5th lunar month of the 5th year of the Meiwa era was the 18th of June 1768 in the western calendar.
 The 1st day of the 1st lunar month of the 4th year of the Kan'en era was the 27th of January 1751 in the western calendar.
The Band˘ Kikumatsu line of actors
The Band˘ Shinsui line of actors
The Band˘ Hikosabur˘ line of actors
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