‘TANI HIROEMON II

Stage names:

‘tani Hiroemon II In Japanese
‘tani RyŻzaemon I In Japanese
‘tani RyŻzaemon In Japanese
‘tani Kotosuke In Japanese

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry names: BanfŻ

Existence: ??? ~ 25th day of the 12th lunar month of 1745 [1]

Connections:

Master: ‘tani Hiroemon I

Son: ‘tani RyŻzaemon II

Disciple: ‘tani Kuniji I

Career:

He started his career at an unknown date, as a disciple of ‘tani Hiroemon I, who gave him the name of ‘tani Kotosuke.

11th lunar month of 1716: he became katakiyaku and took the name of ‘tani RyŻzaemon I in at the Nakamuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Mitsudomoe Katoku Biraki", which celebrated the shŻmei of Arashi KiyosaburŰ II.

19th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1721 [2]: his master ‘tani Hiroemon I died.

11th lunar month of 1722: RyŻzaemon played at the Moritaza the roles of Taira no Munemori and the minister Takenouchi in the kaomise drama "Yoshitomo Fukujukai".

1st lunar month of 1723: RyŻzaemon played in the same theater the role of Kajiwara Genta Kagesue in the new year sogamono "SuiryŰ Soga".

11th lunar month of 1733: RyŻzaemon played at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Nagi no Hana Asahi Genji", which celebrated the shŻmei of Arashi Otohachi I.

11th lunar month of 1740: RyŻzaemon performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Miya Bashira Taiheiki", which celebrated the shŻmei of Ichikawa DanzŰ III and Tomizawa TatsujŻrŰ.

3rd lunar month of 1741: RyŻzaemon's rank in the Edo hyŰbanki, katakiyaku section, was jŰ-jŰ-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1745: ‘tani RyŻzaemon I and his son ‘tani Hiroshichi I respectively took the names of ‘tani Hiroemon II and ‘tani RyŻzaemon II; the father performed at the Nakamuraza and the son was at the Ichimuraza; the new Hiroemon played the role of ItŰ no NyŻdŰ in the kaomise drama "Suehiro Izu Nikki", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Fujikawa HeikurŰ and the shŻmei of Nakamura DenkurŰ II.

25th day of the 12th lunar month of 1745 [1]: Hiroemon suddenly fell ill and died in Edo.

Comments:

‘tani Hiroemon II was a faithful katakiyaku disciple of ‘tani Hiroemon I. He transmitted the art of his master to his son ‘tani RyŻzaemon II.

[1] The 25th day of the 12th lunar month of the 2nd year of the EnkyŰ era was the 16th of January 1746 in the western calendar.

[2] The 19th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 6th year of the KyŰhŰ era was the 16th of March 1721 in the western calendar.

‘tani Hiroemon II playing the role of ItŰ no NyŻdŰ in the kaomise drama "Suehiro Izu Nikki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1745 at the Nakamuraza

Prints & Illustrations

The ‘tani RyŻzaemon line of actors

The ‘tani Hiroemon line of actors

 
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