|ÔTANI HIROJI II|
Other name: Tatsumatsu Bunshichi
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry names: Tôshû, Jicchô
Existence: 1717 ~ 2nd day of the 6th lunar month of 1757 
1717 ~ 1735: born in Edo. He was the son of the puppeteer Tatsumatsu Buzaemon. He started his career as a disciple of the actor Ôtani Hiroji I, who gave him the name of Ôtani Heizô. After a quarrel with his master, he was back in the puppets worlds and learnt the art with his master Tatsumatsu Kôsuke, who gave him the name of Tatsumatsu Bunshichi. After a few years, he reconciliated with Ôtani Hiroji I and went back to the Kabuki world, receiving the name of Ôtani Bunzô I.
1736: he became disciple of the actor Ichimura Takenojô IV.
11th lunar month of 1736: he took the name of Bandô Matatarô III at the Ichimuraza.
11th lunar month of 1743: reconciliation with Ôtani Hiroji I; he joined back the Ôtani clan and took the name of Ôtani Oniji I at the Nakamuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Funayosooi Mitsugi Taiheiki".
2nd lunar month of 1757: Hiroji appeared on stage for the last time, playing the roles of Oniô Shinzaemon and Shigenoi Saemon in the kaomise drama "Some Tazuna Hatsuuma Soga", which was staged at the Ichimuraza.
2nd day of the 6th lunar month of 1757 : Hiroji passed away in Edo.
Ôtani Hiroji II was a talented tachiyaku, who reached fame between 1746 and 1757. It was said that his acting skills were similar to his master's ones but that his looks and personal apperance surpassed his master's ones.
 The 2nd day of the 6th lunar month of the 7th year of the Hôreki era was the 17th of July 1757 in the western calendar.
 The 25th day of the 5th lunar month of the 4th year of the Enkyô era was the 2nd of July 1747 in the western calendar.
Ôtani Hiroji II playing the role of Kawazu Saburô Sukeyasu in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)
The Ôtani Bunzô line of actors
The Bandô Matatarô line of actors
The Ôtani Oniji line of actors
The Ôtani Hiroji line of actors
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