YAMATOYA JINB╩ II

Stage names:

Yamatoya Jinbŕ II In Japanese
Tsurukawa Tatsunosuke I In Japanese

Nickname: Seizaemon

Guild: Yamatoya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Existence: ??? ~ 10th day of the 1st lunar month of 1704 [1]

Connections:

(Adopted ?) father: Yamatoya Jinbŕ I

Sons: Yamatoya Jinbŕ III, Yamatoya Jinnosuke

Nephew: Mizuki Tatsunosuke I

Career:

1677: Tsurukawa Tatsunosuke I took the name of Yamatoya Jinbŕ II. He was both a tachiyaku actor and a nadai.

1680: Jinbŕ and his zamoto Matsushima Han'ya I produced together the drama "Sumadera no Kaich˘".

17th day of the 5th lunar month of 1683: the courtesan Yamatoya Ichinoj˘ and her lover Goze no Ch˘emon committed suicide together in ďsaka. This event caused quite a stir and three ďsaka theaters decided to capitalize on the situation by simultaneously producing the first shinjűmono of Kabuki history [more details]. Jinbŕ produced this shinjűmono, starring the actors Murakami Ichinoj˘ and Yamashita Hanzaemon in the roles of the courtesan and her lover.

1691: Jinbŕ produced in Ky˘to the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Sakaotoshi", in which he played the role of Kagekiyo.

11th lunar month of 1693: Jinbŕ played the role of Iwata Hiranoj˘ in the drama "Hako Denju", which was produced in Ky˘to by Murayama Heiemon III; his stage partners were Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I, Tomizawa Samanosuke, Otowa Katsunoj˘, Uemura Takenoj˘ and Onoe Taganoj˘ I.

9th lunar month of 1694: Jinbŕ played in the same theater the role of Satsuma-no-Kami Tadanori in the drama "Kumagai Nagori no Sakazuki".

1st lunar month of 1699: Jinbŕ's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

1st lunar month of 1700: Jinbŕ produced in Ky˘to the drama "Keisei Zen no Tsuna", in which he played the roles of Hiy˘ Jinshichi and Fukuyama Toranoj˘. The line-up included the actors Yoshizawa Ayame I, Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, Hayakawa Hatsuse, Onoyama Ujiemon, Onogawa Ugenji, Takenaka Kiyonosuke, Matsunaga Rokuroemon, Sugiyama Kanzaemon I and Fujimoto Heijűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1700: Jinbŕ produced in Ky˘to the kaomise drama "Daiichi Daiman" in which he played the role of Kuretake Ikuyonosuke.

1st lunar month of 1701: Jinbŕ produced in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the drama "Keisei Sagano no Hara", in which he played the role of Itoyanagi Sanz˘. The line-up included the actors Sakata T˘jűr˘ I, Yoshizawa Ayame I, Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, Shinozuka Jirozaemon, Segawa Takenoj˘ I, Takashima Onoe and Fujimoto Heijűr˘.

3rd lunar month of 1702: Jinbŕ's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

7th lunar month of 1702: Jinbŕ played the role of Furuteya Hachirobŕ in the drama "Yotsubashi Mitsusegawa", which was produced in ďsaka by Iwai Hanshir˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1703: Jinbŕ played the role of Himemaru Nuinosuke in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Keisei Mitsu no Kuruma", which was produced in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater by his son Yamatoya T˘kichi.

1st lunar month of 1704: Jinbŕ played in the same theater the role of Urashima Tarosuke in the drama "Musume Ch˘ja Hagoita no Eawase".

10th day of the 1st lunar month of 1704 [1]: Jinbŕ suddenly died.

Comments:

Yamatoya Jinbŕ II was both an actor and a nadai, who made a successful career in the cities of Ky˘to and ďsaka. His fields of excellence were wagoto, nuregoto, yatsushigoto and bud˘goto. He was also a pioneer in the use of ropp˘.

Two of his brothers were famous Buddhist priests.

[1] The 10th day of the 1st lunar month of the 17th year of the Genroku era was the 14th of February 1704 in the western calendar.

Yamatoya Jinbŕ II

 
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