TAKESHIMA KZAEMON II

Stage names:

Takeshima Kzaemon II In Japanese
Takeshima Kjr In Japanese

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Existence: ???

Connection:

Adopted (?) father: Takeshima Kzaemon I

Sons: Takeshima Kzaemon III, Takeshima Kzabur

Career:

11th lunar month of 1694: son or adopted son of Takeshima Kzaemon I, he becomes tachiyaku and performs under the name of Takeshima Kjr.

Fall 1698: Kjr goes to Edo. He performs in 1699 at the Moritaza.

Fall 1699: Kjr goes back to saka.

11th lunar month of 1699: Kjr becomes zamoto and produces in saka the drama "Daimy Takara no Fukubiki".

11th lunar month of 1709: Kjr produces in Kyto at Kameya Kumenoj's theater the kaomise drama "Takekaburi Mangokumochi".

3rd lunar month of 1710: Kjr's rank in the Kyto hybanki, tachiyaku section, is j-j (superior - superior).

Fall 1711: Kjr goes to saka.

11th lunar month of 1711: Kjr plays the role of the yakko Dampei, in reality Oki-no-Ishi Banzaemon, in the kaomise drama "Daimy Hitachi Obi", which is produced by Arashi San'emon III for the nadai saka Kuzaemon.

3rd lunar month of 1712: Kjr's rank in the saka hybanki, tachiyaku section, is j-j-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He shares the same rank with Arashi Sanjr I.

24th day of the 11th lunar month of 1712: his father Takeshima Kzaemon I dies.

11th lunar month of 1713: Kjr plays in saka the role of Yamada Yaichibei in the kaomise drama "Saiwai Musume Takara no Yome Banzei Muko", which is produced at saka Tazaemon's theater by Shinozuka Shmatsu I.

1st lunar month of 1714: Kjr's rank in the saka hybanki, tachiyaku section, is j-j-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same rank with Sawamura Chjr I.

1st lunar month of 1715: Kjr's rank in the saka hybanki, tachiyaku section, falls to j-j-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent). He shares the same rank with Arashi Sanjr I and Sugiyama Heihachi.

11th lunar month of 1715: Takeshima Kjr takes the name of Takeshima Kzaemon II in saka at the nishi no Shibai, playing the role of Hige Mombei in the kaomise drama "Ugashin Kogane no Hokora"; his stage partners are Sawamura Chjr I, Onogawa Ugenji, Arashi Kanshir I, Sodeshima Genji, Murayama Jrob, Arakawa Jremon, Sawano Hachigor, Yamamura Giemon I and Fujimura Oginoj.

1st lunar month of 1716: Kzaemon's rank in the saka hybanki, tachiyaku section, is back to j-j-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). He shares the same rank with Sawamura Chjr I, Otowa Jirosabur I and Miyazaki Denkichi.

11th lunar month of 1718: Kzaemon becomes zamoto in saka, producing at the Naka no Shibai the kaomise drama "Sumiyoshi Tanjseki", in which he plays the role of the yakko Heinai.

1st lunar month of 1720: first Kabuki adaptation of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's puppet theater drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima", which is produced by Kzaemon in saka at the Naka no Shibai [casting].

1st lunar month of 1724: Kzaemon plays in Kyto at Hoteiya's theater the role of Heiday 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.

Comments:

Takeshima Kzaemon 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 budgoto roles.

Takeshima Kzaemon II playing the role of Seki no Danpei in the kaomise drama "Inari Yashiki Daikoku Bashira", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1717 at the Naka no Shibai

The Takeshima Kzaemon line of actors

 
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