BANDď HIKOSABURď II

Stage names:

Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II In Japanese
Band˘ Kikumatsu II In Japanese

Other name:

Band˘ Shinsui II In Japanese

Guild: Yorozuya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry name: Shinsui (2)

Existence: 1741 ~ 4th day of the 5th lunar month of 1768 [1]

Connection:

Father: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I

Brother-in-law: Onoe Kikugor˘ I

Disciple: Band˘ Hikozaemon I

Career:

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".

1st day of the 1st lunar month of 1751 [2]: his father Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I died in Edo.

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.

1st lunar month of 1754: Hikosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, koyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1754: Hikosabur˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise program "Keisei Asakusa no Kane".

1st lunar month of 1755: Hikosabur˘ played in the same theater performed in the new year sogamono drama "Kodakara Aigo Soga".

11th lunar month of 1756: Hikosabur˘ became tachiyaku and performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Masakado Sh˘zoku no Enoki".

1st lunar month of 1758: Hikosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tsuno katsura section, was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior). [visual].

11th lunar month of 1758: Hikosabur˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of H˘j˘ no Tokimune in the kaomise drama "Kaomise Sajikigadake".

1st lunar month of 1759: Hikosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tsuno katsura section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). [visual].

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˘.

11th lunar month of 1760: Hikosabur˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Ume Momiji Date no ďkido".

11th lunar month of 1761: Hikosabur˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Wakamusha Koky˘ no Nishiki".

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]. 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.

1st lunar month of 1763: Hikosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent). [visual].

11th lunar month of 1763: Hikosabur˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Sanada Yoichi in the kaomise drama "Ume ya Suisen Izu no Irifune", which celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Sukegor˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1764: Hikosabur˘ performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Wakaki no Hana Suma no Hatsuyuki".

1st lunar month of 1765: Hikosabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). [visual].

11th lunar month of 1765: Hikosabur˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Watanabe no Tsuna in the kaomise drama "Furitsumu Hana Nidai Genji".

9th lunar month of 1766: Hikosabur˘ played in the same theater the role of Hayano Kanpei in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura". The role of Okaru was played by Onoe Matsusuke 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 1767: Hikosabur˘ played in the same theater the role of Danzabur˘ in the new year sogamono drama "Hatsu Akinai ďmise Soga".

11th lunar month of 1767: Hikosabur˘ performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Taiheiki Shizu no Furisode".

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 [1]: Hikosabur˘ died in Edo.

Comments:

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.

[1] 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.

[2] 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.

Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II in a print made by Torii Kiyomitsu (1760~1765)

Print made by Torii Kiyomitsu in 1759

Print made by Suzuki Harunobu in 1760

Print made by Torii Kiyomitsu in 1760

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni (1862~1863)

The Band˘ Kikumatsu line of actors

The Band˘ Shinsui line of actors

The Band˘ Hikosabur˘ line of actors

 
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