|TAKESHIMA KÔZAEMON II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Adopted (?) father: Takeshima Kôzaemon I
Sons: Takeshima Kôzaemon III, Takeshima Kôzaburô
Fall 1698: Kôjûrô goes to Edo. He performs in 1699 at the Moritaza.
Fall 1699: Kôjûrô goes back to Ôsaka.
Fall 1711: Kôjûrô goes to Ôsaka.
11th lunar month of 1711: Kôjûrô plays the role of the yakko Dampei, in reality Oki-no-Ishi Banzaemon, in the kaomise drama "Daimyô Hitachi Obi", which is produced by Arashi San'emon III for the nadai Ôsaka Kuzaemon.
24th day of the 11th lunar month of 1712: his father Takeshima Kôzaemon I dies.
11th lunar month of 1713: Kôjûrô plays in Ôsaka the role of Yamada Yaichibei in the kaomise drama "Saiwai Musume Takara no Yome Banzei Muko", which is produced at Ôsaka Tazaemon's theater by Shinozuka Shômatsu I.
1st lunar month of 1715: Kôjûrô's rank in the Ôsaka hyôbanki, tachiyaku section, falls to jô-jô-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent). He shares the same rank with Arashi Sanjûrô I and Sugiyama Heihachi.
11th lunar month of 1715: Takeshima Kôjûrô takes the name of Takeshima Kôzaemon II in Ôsaka at the Ônishi no Shibai, playing the role of Hige Mombei in the kaomise drama "Ugashin Kogane no Hokora"; his stage partners are Sawamura Chôjûrô I, Onogawa Ugenji, Arashi Kanshirô I, Sodeshima Genji, Murayama Jûrobê, Arakawa Jûrôemon, Sawano Hachigorô, Yamamura Giemon I and Fujimura Oginojô.
1st lunar month of 1716: Kôzaemon's rank in the Ôsaka hyôbanki, tachiyaku section, is back to jô-jô-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same rank with Sawamura Chôjûrô I, Otowa Jirosaburô I and Miyazaki Denkichi.
1st lunar month of 1724: Kôzaemon plays in Kyôto at Hoteiya's theater the role of Heidayû in the new year drama "Keisei Sone no Matsu", which is produced by Ogino Yaegiri I. This is his last recorded stage apperance. We don't know what happens to him afterwards.
Takeshima Kôzaemon II was a popular Kamigata tachiyaku actor, who was active from the middle of the 1690s to the beginning of the 1720s. He was like his father (or adoptive father?) outstanding in budôgoto roles.
The Takeshima Kôzaemon line of actors
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