|NAKAJIMA KANZAEMON II|
Nakajima Kanzaemon II
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry names: Zesh˘, Zek˘
Existence: 1696 ~ 5th day of the 8th lunar month of 1762
Grandfather: Abura Kanroku
Father: Nakajima Kanzaemon I
1696: born in Edo. His first name is Nakajima Sukeroku. Later on, As a tribute to his grandfather Abura Kanroku, he receives the name of Nakajima Kanroku I.
22nd day of the 4th lunar month of 1716: his father Nakajima Kanzaemon I dies.
Fall 1716: Nakajima Kanroku I takes the name of Nakajima Kanzaemon II at the Moritaza.
Fall 1740: Kanzaemon goes to Ky˘to.
Fall 1742: Kanzaemon goes back to Edo.
2nd lunar month of 1762: Kanzaemon appears on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of ďmi no Kot˘ta in the new year drama "Soga Biiki Nihon Zakura". He falls ill and has to retire.
5th day of the 8th lunar month of 1762: Kanzaemon dies in Edo; his tombstone is located in the precinct of the H˘onji temple in the district of Honjo.
Nakajima Kanzaemon II was a Edo katakiyaku actor, who made a successful career from the end of the H˘ei era to the end of the H˘reki era. His ranking was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) for 3 years (1748~1750) and he excelled in warrior roles in jidaimono dramas.
The Nakajima Kanzaemon line of actors
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