|MATSUMOTO KINGO II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Existence: 8 May 1895 ~ 26 January 1956
Son: Matsumoto Kingo III
Disciple: Matsumoto Ky˘nosuke
8 May 1895: born in T˘ky˘ in the district of Nihonbashi.
March 1904: first stage appearance, at the Meijiza where he receives the name of Ichikawa Kingo.
Fall 1911: he becomes disciple of the actor Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII.
November 1911: Ichikawa Kingo takes the name of Matsumoto Kingo II at the Imperial Theater, performing in the drama "Yoshitsune Koshigoej˘".
1916: Kingo becomes nadai.
1928: Kingo joins the Shunjűza, a troupe led by Ichikawa Ennosuke II.
March 1934: "ďishi Saigo no Ichinichi", the tenth and last play of Mayama Seika's cycle "Genroku Chűshingura" is staged for the first time in ďsaka and in Ky˘to, at the Naniwaza from the 3rd to 16th of March [casting] and at the Minamiza from the 17th to the 27th of March [casting]; Kingo plays the role of Shizuma, in reality Omino.
27 January 1949: his master Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII dies.
1955: he becomes a disciple of the actor Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII.
26 January 1956: Kingo dies in T˘ky˘.
Matsumoto Kingo II was a supporting onnagata actor of the K˘raiya guild. He was quite active in Kansai from the 1930s to the 1950s, performing among others in Nakamura Ganjir˘ II's troupe. He had the opportunity to perform in ďsaka important supporting roles like Okinoi in "Meiboku Sendai Hagi" or Oen in "Fűin Giri".
The Matsumoto Kingo line of actors
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