|BANDÔ MATAKURÔ II|
Bandô Matakurô II
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Existence: ??? ~ 19th day of the 6th lunar month of 1734
Grandfather: Bandô Matakurô I
Father-in-law: Fujikawa Buzaemon I
Uncle: Morita Kan'ya I
Son-in-law: Bandô Kunigorô I
Grandsons: Fujikawa Hachizô I, Fujikawa Tôkurô, Fujikawa Kamenoi
???: date of birth in Edo unknown. His father Bandô Matajirô I gives him the name of Bandô Matakichi. Later on, he receives the name of Bandô Fukutarô.
25th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1679: his uncle Morita Kan'ya I dies.
11th lunar month of 1699: Morita Kan'ya II and Bandô Matajirô II respectively take the names of Bandô Matazaemon II and Morita Kan'ya III.
1700: Bandô Matazaemon II takes the name of Bandô Matakurô II.
28th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1704: his brother Bandô Matatarô I dies.
24th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1722: his brother Bandô Matakurô III dies.
Spring 1722: Bandô Matazaemon II takes back the name of Bandô Matakurô II.
19th day of the 6th lunar month of 1734: Matakurô dies.
Bandô Matakurô II was both an actor and a theater manager. He was mainly a tachiyaku and a dôkegata, excelling in dances and yatsushigoto. He was the official zamoto of the Moritaza from 1679 to 1699. He stopped acting at the beginning of the twenties of the eighteenth century but kept on helping managing the Moritaza.
The actors Bandô Matakurô II and Tomizawa Hanzaburô I in a print made by Okumura Masanobu around 1711
The Morita Kan'ya line of actors and theater managers
The Bandô Matakurô line of actors and theater managers
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