|BANDÔ HIKOSABURÔ II|
Other name: Bandô Shinsui II
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Shinsui (2)
Existence: 1741 ~ 4th day of the 5th lunar month of 1768
Father: Bandô Hikosaburô I
Disciple: Bandô Hikozaemon I
1st lunar month of 1751: his father Bandô Hikosaburô I dies.
11th lunar month of 1751: Bandô Kikumatsu II takes the name of Bandô Hikosaburô II at the Ichimuraza, playing 2 roles in the kaomise drama "Kamimukae Nigiwai Genji", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actor Arashi Shichigorô I.
Bandô Hikosaburô II was mainly a tachiyaku, who was also able to perform wakashugata or wakaonnagata roles. He was a very popular actor among the female audience of Edo theaters but he unfortunately died young.
Bandô Hikosaburô II in a print made by Torii Kiyomitsu (1760~1765)
The Bandô Kikumatsu line of actors
The Bandô Shinsui line of actors
The Bandô Hikosaburô line of actors
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