Katsu Hy˘z˘ I

The sakusha Tsuruya Nanboku IV held the name of Katsu Hy˘z˘ I from 1782 to the 10th lunar month of 1811.

The name of Katsu Hy˘z˘ I in the 1806 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Katsu Hy˘z˘ II
Katsu Hy˘z˘ II  In Japanese | Naoeya Jűbŕ  In Japanese | Band˘ Tsurujűr˘  In Japanese | Band˘ Taiz˘  In Japanese

Born in Edo in 1781 in the district of Takasago-ch˘. He was the son of Katsu Hy˘z˘ I (the future Tsuruya Nanboku IV). He started his career as a disciple of Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III and his first stage name was Band˘ Taiz˘. He made his debut on stage in the 6th lunar month of 1789. He took the name of Band˘ Tsurujűr˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1799 at the Ichimuraza, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Utsukushiki Yuki no Sekai" which celebrated the shűmei of Ogino Izabur˘ II. He stopped acting in 1815 and opened and managed a brothel in Fukagawa. He was named Naoeya Jűbŕ. He joined back the Kabuki world in 1829, receiving the name of Katsu Hy˘z˘ II and becoming nimaime sakusha and working at the Ichimuraza from the 3rd lunar month of 1829 to the fall of the same year. He became tatesakusha in the 11th lunar month of 1829 at the Nakamuraza where he worked, along with his father Tsuruya Nanboku IV, his adopted son Tsuruya Magotar˘ IV and the two sakusha Nakamura Jűsuke IV and Matsumoto K˘ji I, on the kaomise "Kin no Zai Sarushima Dairi" [more details]. This was Tsuruya Nanboku IV's last work as he died the 27th day of the 11th lunar month of 1829 [1]. Hy˘z˘ worked in the 11th lunar month of 1830 at the Kawarasakiza, along with Segawa Jok˘ II, on the kaomise drama "Ichiy˘ Raifuku Shibuya Tsuwamono". He died the 15th [2] day of the 12th lunar month of 1830 [3]. He was the adoptive father of Tsuruya Nanboku V.

The name of Katsu Hy˘z˘ II in the 1831 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)



[1] The 27th day of the 11th lunar month of the 12th year of the Bunsei era was the 22nd of December 1829 in the western calendar.

[2] The 15th day in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" and the 17th day in the 6th volume of "Kabuki Nenpy˘".

[3] The 15th day of the 12th lunar month of the 1st year of the Tenp˘ era was the 28th of January 1831 in the western calendar. If he died the 17th day, it was the 30th of January 1831.

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