Onoe K˘z˘ I
Onoe K˘z˘ I  In Japanese | Segawa Ch˘gor˘  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. His first stage name was Segawa Ch˘gor˘ and he was recorded for the first time in the 11th lunar month of 1777 as an iroko performing at the Nakamuraza. Was he a disciple of Segawa Kikunoj˘ III? He became later a wakashugata. He joined the Onoe clan led by ďkawa Kikugor˘ III in Fall 1817 and received the name of Onoe K˘z˘ I in the 11th lunar month of 1817. He was active in Edo up to 1823, performing as a katakiyaku or a jitsuaku. No record afterwards.

Onoe K˘z˘ II
Onoe K˘z˘ II  In Japanese | Band˘ Ichinosuke [1]  In Japanese

Born in Edo in 1855. Son of the actor Nakamura K˘z˘, he started his career in Summer 1860 as a disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, who gave him the name of Band˘ Ichinosuke [1]. He took the name of Onoe K˘z˘ II in the 8th lunar month of 1868 [2] at the Ichimuraza, when his master and his master's brother took the name of Onoe Kikugor˘ V and Ichimura Uzaemon XIV. He performed in ˘shibai as a supporting actor and in koshibai as a leading actor. In koshibai, he was a mainstay at the Kotobukiza. His most famous performances were in roles like Gonta ("Sushiya"), Sanemori ("Sanemori Monogatari") or Matsu˘maru ("Terakoya"). He was the father of Onoe Monzabur˘ IV and the grandfather of Onoe K˘nosuke II (the dance master Fujima Monzabur˘ V). He died the 8th of February 1934.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Onoe K˘z˘ II in kabuki21.com.

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
ďhashi K˘z˘ K˘ky˘ ďhashiya

Onoe K˘z˘ II playing the role of the bant˘ Ch˘kur˘ in the drama "Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage", which was staged in September 1927 at the Kabukiza

[1] Ichimura Ichinosuke in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten"; Band˘ Ichinosuke in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[2] He took the name of Onoe K˘z˘ II in the 8th lunar month of 1871 according to the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

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