BANDď JUSABURď II

Stage names:

Band˘ Jusabur˘ II
Band˘ Shibaz˘
Nakamura Koshiba

Guild: Toyodaya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry name: Ganshi

Existence: 1857 ~ 1 April 1889

Connection:

Brother: Band˘ Jutar˘ III

Master: Nakamura Jakuemon I

Son: Band˘ Jusabur˘ III

Disciple: Band˘ H˘saku

Career:

1857 ~ 1871: born in Kamigata. He joins at an early age a troupe of children-actors (Kodomo Shibai) performing in the precincts of shrines and temples (Miyaji Shibai). His master Nakamura Jakuemon I gives him the name of Nakamura Koshiba at an unknown date.

8th lunar month of 1871: his master Nakamura Jakuemon I dies.

1st lunar month of 1872: Nakamura Koshiba takes the name of Band˘ Shibaz˘ in ďsaka at the Tenma no Shibai, playing in the drama "Sh˘chikubai Tsubomi no Ishizue", which is produced by Arashi T˘kiz˘.

31st of August 1873: his brother Band˘ Jutar˘ III dies.

September 1873: Band˘ Shibaz˘ takes the name of Band˘ Jusabur˘ II in ďsaka at the Chikugo no Shibai.

February 1877: Jusabur˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai (ďsaka) the role of the yakko Mitahei in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi".

January 1880: Jusabur˘ plays at the Ebisuza (ďsaka) the roles (in alternance with Arashi Gansh˘) of En'ya Hangan, K˘ no Moron˘, Hayano Kanpei, Ichimonjiya Saibŕ, Ono Sadakur˘ and Yuranosuke in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

November 1880: Jusabur˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai (ďsaka) the roles of Shizuka Gozen and Sagami Gor˘ in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura". His 2 main stage partners are Nakamura Ganjir˘ I and Arashi Sangor˘ VI.

June 1881: Jusabur˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of Yosabur˘ in the drama "Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi"; the role of Otomi is played by Nakamura Ganjir˘ I.

March 1883: Jusabur˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai (ďsaka) the roles of Hayano kampei, Ran no Kata and Yazama Jűtar˘ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". The role of Okaru is played by Nakamura Ganjir˘ I.

November 1886: Jusabur˘ plays at the Kado no Shibai (ďsaka) the roles of Masaoka, Date Gekizaemon and Katakura Kojűr˘ in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi"; the roles of Yashio and Hosokawa Katsumoto are played by Nakamura Ganjir˘ I.

January 1887: Jusabur˘ plays in K˘be at the Daikokuza the role of Shizuka Gozen in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura". The role of Tadanobu is played by Ichikawa Udanji I.

January 1888: Jusabur˘ plays at the Kado Gekij˘ (ďsaka) the roles of Yakushiji Jirozaemon, Okaru, Tonase and Shioda Matanoj˘ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". The roles of Yuranosuke, Hayano Kanpei, Teraoka Heiemon and Kakogawa Honz˘ are played by Ichikawa Udanji I, Nakamura Ganjir˘ I, Nakamura Jakuemon II and Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ III.

March 1889: Jusabur˘ appears on stage for the last time, in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai, playing in the drama "Nezu Gongen Chűshi no Isaoshi".

Comments:

Band˘ Jusabur˘ II was a popular Kamigata actor, able to play almost any kind of roles: jitsuaku, wagoto, wakaonnagata, bud˘goto or aragoto. He spent all his short career in Kamigata theaters. Unfortunately he died young at the age of 32.

Band˘ Jusabur˘ II playing the role of Hayano Kanpei in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"

The Band˘ Jusabur˘ line of actors

 
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