|SďRYď JINROKU II|
S˘ry˘ Jinroku II
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry names: T˘gi, Kid˘, Tok˘
Existence: ??? ~ 14th day of the 8th lunar month of 1837
Disciple: S˘ry˘ Jinroku III
Before 1799: he was most likely born and trained in Kamigata. His first stage name is Kirishima Giemon I. There is no evidence of any relationship to the actor Kirishima Gizaemon I.
11th lunar month of 1816: Kirishima Giemon I takes the name of S˘ry˘ Jinroku II at the Kawarasakiza, playing the roles of Sekihara Yoichi and ďshima Kiyű in the kaomise drama "Kiyomori Eiga no Utena", which also celebrates the shűmei of ďtani Bajű II, Sakata Hanjűr˘, Band˘ Matajűr˘ III, Ichikawa Momotar˘ I, Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ III and Ichikawa Kodanji III.
7th lunar month of 1837: Jinroku appears on stage for the last time, at the Ichimuraza, where he plays the role of Ofuji in the drama "Sansh˘ Dayű Kogane no Toridoshi".
14th day of the 8th lunar month of 1837: Jinroku dies in Edo.
S˘ry˘ Jinroku II was a 19th century popular d˘kegata and hand˘gataki actor. From a cultural point of view, it is interesting to note that the expression s˘ry˘ no jinroku means "first born, least clever" in Japanese.
S˘ry˘ Jinroku II (right/seated) and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III (left/standing) playing the roles of Tsub˘ Kur˘dayű and Kurofune Chűemon in the new year drama "Satsuki no Fuji Soga Hatsuyume", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1825 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)
The S˘ry˘ Jinroku line of actors
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