|ONOE KIKUJIRď II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Baika
Existence: 1814 ~ 14 June 1875
1814 ~ 1833: born in Kamigata, he starts his career as a young disciple of Kataoka Nizaemon VII, who gives him the name of Kataoka Ichimatsu. Then, he joins the onnagata actor Nakamura Tomijűr˘ II and receives the name of Nakamura Karyű I.
11th lunar month of 1832: Nakamura Karyű I takes the name of Nakamura Sank˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1835: he becomes disciple of the star Onoe Kikugor˘ III and receives the name of Onoe Kikujir˘ II at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of Yae in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".
4th lunar month of 1836: premiere at the Moritaza of the drama "Hakkenden Uwasa no Takadono"; Kikujir˘ plays the roles of Princess Fuse, the ghost of Princess Fuse, Hamaji, Ohina, Fusahachi's wife Onui, Kakutar˘'s wife Hinaginu and Princess Taema [casting].
1st lunar month of 1843: premiere at the Ichimuraza of the dance "Kashiragaki Ise Monogatari" (commonly called "Noriaibune"), which is staged within the new year drama "Kioi Uta Soga no Hanadashi"; Kikujir˘ is one of the seven dancers [more details].
4th lunar month of 1851: premiere at the Nakamuraza of the Tokiwazu-based dance "Kioi Jishi Kabuki no Hanakago", commonly called "Kioi Jishi", starring Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Band˘ Takesabur˘ I, Iwai Kumesabur˘ III and Kikujir˘.
8th lunar month of 1851: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Segawa Jok˘ III's drama "Higashiyama Sakura S˘shi" (commonly called "Sakura Giminden"); Kikujir˘ plays the roles of Fuji-no-Kata and T˘go's wife Omine [casting].
1858: he takes back the name of Onoe Kikujir˘ II.
1861: Kikujir˘ goes back to Edo.
8th lunar month of 1861: premiere at the Moritaza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Sakura S˘shi Gonichi no Bundan", a revised version of Segawa Jok˘ III's drama "Higashiyama Sakura S˘shi"; Kikujir˘ plays the roles of Oshizu-no-Kata and T˘go's wife Omine [casting].
10th lunar month of 1861: premiere at the Moritaza of Segawa Jok˘ III's drama "Z˘ho Futatsu Domoe"; Kikujir˘ plays the roles of Gion no Oritsu, the keisei Fuy˘, Goemon's wife Otaki and Kawashima no Omitsu [casting].
Onoe Kikujir˘ II was a talented wakaonnagata, excelling in the roles of housewives in sewamono dramas. He co-starred stage giants like Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII, Ichikawa Kodanji IV or Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX.
Onoe Kikujir˘ II playing the role of Princess Takiyasha (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III in 1862)
The Nakamura Sank˘ line of actors
The Onoe Kikujir˘ line of actors
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