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Takeshima K˘zabur˘
Takeshima K˘zabur˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Takeshima K˘jűr˘, he received the name of Takeshima K˘zabur˘. He started his career in the 11th lunar month of 1715 in ďsaka, where he performed as a wakashugata in the kaomise drama "Ugashin Kogane no Hokora", which was produced by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I and celebrated the shűmei of his father Takeshima K˘zaemon II. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 11th lunar month of 1720, in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai, where he played the role of Isenosuke in the kaomise drama "Mitsu no Hama Kogane no Irie", which was produced by his father Takeshima K˘zaemon II. His rank in the 1721 ďsaka hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was (superior) [visual]. No record afterwards [1].

Takeshima K˘zabur˘ playing the role of Isenosuke in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Nishiki no Kusazuri", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1720 at the

Takeshima Takisabur˘
Takeshima Takisabur˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Takeshima K˘zaemon I, he started his career as a wakaonnagata in the 1st lunar month of 1700 in ďsaka, where he performed in the new year drama "Rish˘ Monogatari" which was produced by Takeshima K˘jűr˘. He played in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1710 the role of Tsuneyo's ny˘b˘ Naniwa in the kaomise drama "Tagasode Ume Sakura Matsu" (the role of Sano Genzaemon Tsuneyo was played by his master Takeshima K˘zaemon I). Takisabur˘'s rank in the 1711 Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. He was active in Ky˘to up to the 11th lunar month of 1713. No record afterwards.

A child actor named Iwamatsu (left), Takeshima Takisabur˘ (center) and Takeshima K˘zaemon I (right) playing the roles of Tsunewaka, Tsuneyo's ny˘b˘ Naniwa and Sano Genzaemon Tsuneyo in the kaomise drama "Tagasode Ume Sakura Matsu", which was staged in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1710

 

Notes

[1] There were a few records in ďsaka in 1732 and 1733 for a wakashugata actor named Takeshima K˘zabur˘ who performed in the 11th lunar month of 1732 at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Mitsu no Hama Kogane no Irie". His rank in the 1733 ďsaka hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was (superior) [visual]. According to Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten", it was the same actor. Difficult to believe as the Takeshima K˘zabur˘, who was a wakashugata in 1721, should have become either a tachiyaku or a wakaonnagata before 1733.

 
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