YOSHIDA JROB II

Stage names:

Yoshida Jrob II In Japanese
Yoshiya Jrob In Japanese
Yoshida Jrob II In Japanese | In Japanese
Kikuyama Jgor In Japanese

Pen name:

Yoshida Rfu In Japanese

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Existence: ???

Connection:

Son: Yoshida Manshir

Career:

2nd lunar month of 1716: first record; he performed as a dkegata named Kikuyama Jgor in the kaomise drama "Chja Mannengura", which was produced in saka by Sugiyama Heihachi and Nakamura Gentar.

2nd lunar month of 1717: he became tachiyaku, received the name of Yoshida Jrob II and performed in saka in the drama "Wash Kumedera Kaich".

11th lunar month of 1717: Jrob switched back to dkegata and performed in saka at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Benten Chja Uga no Tama", which was produced by Ogino Kinnoj.

11th lunar month of 1718: Jrob played at the nishi no Shibai the role of Tamatsukuri Umeemon in the kaomise drama "Suehiro Chja Bandaigura", which was produced by Sawamura Chjr I and celebrated the shmei of Sugiyama Kanzaemon III.

Fall 1719: Jrob settled in Kyto.

11th lunar month of 1719: Jrob played the role of the cook Katada Rakusuke in the kaomise drama "Chiyo no Ume Naniwa Kagami", which was produced in Kyto by Sakakiyama Shirojr.

11th lunar month of 1720: Jrob became jitsuaku and performed in Kyto in the kaomise drama "Jni Chshi Megumi no Kodakara", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirojr.

11th lunar month of 1721: Jrob performed in Kyto in the kaomise drama "Yamato Uta Denju no Tomikura". From around that time, he also worked as a sakusha.

11th lunar month of 1722: Jrob worked in Kyto both as a sakusha and a dkegata at Hoteiya Umenoj's theater on the kaomise drama "Aioi shimadai", which was produced by Ogino Yaegiri I and welcomed in Kyto the actor Kirinoya Gonjr I.

11th lunar month of 1723: Jrob performed as a dkegata in Kyto in the kaomise drama "Tatsu Goyomi Daish Wag no Tsurugi".

11th lunar month of 1724: Jrob performed as a dkegata in the kaomise drama "jigawa Kogane no Mizuguruma", which was produced at Miyako Manday's theater by Segawa Kikunoj I.

Fall 1726: Jrob went to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1726: he took the name of Yoshiya Jrob and performed as a dkegata at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Kaomise Jnidan".

1st lunar month of 1727: Jrob's rank in the Edo hybanki, dkegata section, was j-j-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent) [visual].

Summer 1728: he went back to Kyto and took back the name of Yoshida Jrob II.

11th lunar month of 1728: Jrob worked as a sakusha and performed as a dkegata in Kyto in the kaomise drama "Mandai Toshigoyomi", which was produced by Kikukawa Kichitar.

1st lunar month of 1729: Jrob's rank in the Kyto hybanki, dkegata section, was j-j-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

Fall 1730: Jrob settled in saka.

11th lunar month of 1730: Jrob performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Meotogura Wag no Nakatomi", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir III; his stage partners were Nakayama Shinkur I, Anegawa Shinshir I, Arashi Sanjr II, Kirinoya Gonjr I, Sakurayama Shirosabur I, Yamashita Kinsaku I, Izumikawa Sennosuke, Sanogawa Hanazuma I and Hanagiri Toyomatsu I.

1st lunar month of 1731: Jrob's rank in the saka hybanki, dkegata section, was j-j-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1731: Jrob played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Iwashiro Kunai in the kaomise drama "Aioi Kikenj", which was produced by Arashi Kokuseki.

11th lunar month of 1732: Jrob played in saka at the Kita no Shinchi Shibai [1] the role of Murakami Star in the kaomise drama "Hana Yakata Imose no Matsukane", which was produced by Yamamoto Kyz.

1st lunar month of 1733: Jrob's rank in the saka hybanki, dkegata section, was j-j-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1733: Jrob performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Genji Rokujj" [2].

1st lunar month of 1734: Jrob's rank in the saka hybanki, dkegata section, fell to j-j-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

1734 ~ 1735: Jrob performed in tabi shibai in Nagoya and the Province of Owari. He worked both as a sakusha and a dkegata.

11th lunar month of 1735: Jrob was back in saka; he performed in the kaomise drama "Momijigari Nishiki no Yomeiri", which was produced by Nakamura Jz I.

1st lunar month of 1736: Jrob's rank in the saka hybanki, dkegata section, fell to j-j-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

1736: as a sakusha, he took the pen name of Yoshida Rfu.

11th lunar month of 1736: Rfu worked at the Naka no Shibai, along with Sawamura Bunji, on the kaomise drama "Furmon Kon no Shikigawara", which starred Nakayama Shinkur I (the zamoto), Arashi San'emon III, Arashi Sanjr II, Yamashita Matatar I, Nakamura Jz I, Fujikawa Heikur and Sanogawa Hanazuma I.

1st lunar month of 1736: Jrob's rank in the saka hybanki, dkegata section, was j-j-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

5th lunar month of 1737: Rfu worked in the the same theater on the drama "Kume Sennin Sodefuruyama".

11th lunar month of 1737: Jrob played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Hase Tanji in the kaomise drama "Iwatogura Kogane Masugata".

4th lunar month of 1738: Jrob played in the same theater the role of Shji Saemon in the drama "Hinatsuru Nigiwai Soga". No record afterwards.

Comments:

Yoshida Jrob II was a popular dkegata actor, who was active mainly in Kamigata from the second half of the 1710s to the second half of the 1730s. He was j-j-kichi, a prestigious ranking, only for one season (1732~1733). He was also a sakusha.

[1] Also called Sakurabashi shibai (Grand Kabuki at the Sakura Bridge).

[2] Yoshida Jrob II's son Yoshida Manshir became wakashugata for this new 1733~1734 season.

Yoshida Jrob II playing the role of Hase Tanji in the kaomise drama "Iwatogura Kogane Masugata", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1737 at the Kado no Shibai

Prints & Illustrations

The Yoshida Jrob line of actors

 
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