SďRYď JINROKU II

Stage names:

S˘ry˘ Jinroku II In Japanese
Kirishima Giemon I In Japanese
Narikomaya Komaemon In Japanese

Guild: ďzakaya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry names: T˘gi, Kid˘, Tok˘

Existence: ??? ~ 14th day of the 8th lunar month of 1837 [1]

Connection:

Disciple: S˘ry˘ Jinroku III

Career:

Before 1799: born in Enshű. His first stage name was Narikomaya Komaemon [2] and he most likely used it in ji shibai.

2nd lunar month of 1799: he as recorded for the first time in ˘shibai, in Edo at the Nakamuraza, where he took the name of Kirishima Giemon I [3] and played the role of the r˘nin Sait˘ Gorobŕ in the drama "ďmiura Date no Nebiki".

6th lunar month of 1802: the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" was produced for the first time at the Kawarasakiza; Giemon played the role of Mikawaya Giheiji [casting].

9th lunar month of 1810: Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Komochi Yamanba" was staged for the first time in Edo, at the Nakamuraza; Giemon played the role of ďta Jűr˘ [casting].

3rd lunar month of 1814: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Sumidagawa Hana no Goshozome", commonly called "Onna Seigen"; Giemon played the roles of the okujochű Kirishima and the d˘shinsha Murokub˘ [more details].

7th lunar month of 1814: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's natsu ky˘gen "Imaori Hakata no Irifune"; Giemon played the role of the yotaka Oden [casting].

1st lunar month of 1816: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's new year sogamono drama "Nazoraete Fujigane Soga"; Giemon played the role of the nakama Buruhei [casting].

11th lunar month of 1816: Kirishima Giemon I took 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 celebrated the shűmei of ďtani Bajű II, Sakata Hanjűr˘, Band˘ Matajűr˘ III, Ichikawa Momotar˘ I, Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ III and Ichikawa Kodanji III.

3rd lunar month of 1817: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's masterpiece "Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsh˘"; Jinroku played the roles of Nagaura and Sanukiya Kinbŕ [casting].

1st lunar month of 1823: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's new year sogamono drama "Yaegasumi Soga no Kumiito"; Jinroku played the roles of Oni˘ Shinzaemon and the yoban Tarosuke [casting].

7th lunar month of 1823: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's natsu ky˘gen "Torimazete Sekison Miyage"; Jinroku played the roles of Sasaki Dan'emon and Ch˘emon [casting].

6th lunar month of 1830: Jinroku played at the Ichimuraza the role of Mikawaya Giheiji in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; the role of Danshichi Kurobŕ was played by Kataoka Ichiz˘ I.

9th lunar month of 1832: Jinroku played at the Kawarasakiza the roles of Sagisaka Bannai and Yoichibŕ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

7th lunar month of 1837: Jinroku appeared on stage for the last time, in Edo at the Ichimuraza, where he played the role of Ofuji in the drama "Sansh˘-dayű Kogane no Toridoshi".

14th day of the 8th lunar month of 1837 [1]: Jinroku died in Edo.

Comments:

S˘ry˘ Jinroku II was a 19th century popular d˘kegata and hand˘gataki actor. From a cultural point of view, it was interesting to note that the expression s˘ry˘ no jinroku means "first born, least clever" in Japanese.

[1] The 14th day of the 8th lunar month of the 8th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 13th of September 1837 in the western calendar.

[2] Not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" but recorded in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran" or on the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database.

[3] There was no evidence of any relationship to the actors Kirishima Gizaemon I or Kirishima Gizaemon II.

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)

Prints & Illustrations

The S˘ry˘ Jinroku line of actors

 
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