MATSUI KZ II

Playwright names:

Matsui Kz II In Japanese
Matsui Shink In Japanese

Other name:

Kineya Waz In Japanese

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Existence: 1793 ~ 11th day of the 4th lunar month of 1830 [1]

Connection:

Masters: Tsuruya Nanboku IV, Matsui Kz I

Disciple: Matsukawa Hsaku

Career:

1793 ~ 1810: born in Edo. He started his career as a shamisen player and his stage name was Kineya Waz. He became disciple of the sakusha Matsui Kz I and received the name of Matsui Shink.

11th lunar month of 1810: Shink worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Nagawa Tokusuke I (tatesakusha), his master Matsui Kz I and Hon'ya Sshichi, on the kaomise drama "Yuki to Tsuki Hana no Kuronushi".

1815: his master Matsui Kz I retired from the Kabuki world.

11th lunar month of 1816: he took the name of Matsui Kz II.

11th lunar month of 1817: Kz worked at the Miyakoza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV and Shinoda Kinji I, on the kaomise drama "Muro no Ume Hgan Biiki", which celebrated the shmei of the minor actors Arashi Sanpachi II, Matsumoto Kingo I and Onoe Kz I.

11th lunar month of 1819: Kz worked at the Tamagawaza, under the command of the tatesakusha Tsuruya Nanboku IV, on the kaomise drama "Nana Komachi Yagura no Amagoi", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actors Fujikawa Tomokichi II and Nakayama Tatez II, and celebrates the shmei of both Sawamura Tjr I and Fujikawa Tomokichi II; The two stars of this program were Onoe Kikugor III and Ichikawa Danjr VII.

11th lunar month of 1821: premiere at the Kawarazakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Imoseyama Hitome Senbon", which mixed the "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura" and "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" worlds [casting]. Others main sakusha were Oto Usuke I, Matsui Ysuke II and Kz.

1st lunar month of 1822: Kz worked in the same theater on the new year sogamono "Midori no Hana Harutsuge Soga".

11th lunar month of 1822: Kz worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV, Segawa Jok II, Oto Usuke I, Matsui Ysuke II and Hanagasa Rosuke, on the kaomise drama "Gohiiki Tsuwamono no Majiwari", which welcomed back Iwai Hanshir V in Edo and celebrated the shmei of Onoe Kikujir I and Nakayama Kinsha.

3rd lunar month of 1823: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Ukiyozuka Hiyoku no Inazuma" [casting]. Kz was a member of the group of sakusha who supported Tsuruya Nanboku IV.

6th lunar month of 1823: premiere at the Moritaza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Kesakake Matsu Narita no Riken", starring Onoe Kikugor III and Ichikawa Danjr VII in the roles of Kasane and Yoemon. Kz played an important contributor in the writing of the michiyuki, which was entitled "Iro Moy Chotto Karimame" [2].

11th lunar month of 1823: Kz worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Segawa Jok II and Katsui Genpachi, on the kaomise drama "Kaeri Giso Kiku no Hitomure".

11th lunar month of 1824: Kz became tatesakusha and worked at the Kawarazakiza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV, Matsui Ysuke II and Katsui Genpachi [3], on the kaomise drama "Otokoyama Toritate Genji".

11th lunar month of 1825: Kz worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Sakurada Jisuke II and Tajima Konosuke I, on the kaomise drama "Azuma Dairi Kabuki no Shgatsu".

11th lunar month of 1826: Kz worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV, Katsui Genpachi and Matsuchi Shkichi, on the kaomise drama "Kaeribana Genji no Kachidoki".

11th lunar month of 1827: Kz worked at the Kawarazakiza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV, Shinoda Kinji II, Tsuruya Magotar IV and Tajima Konosuke I, on the kaomise drama "Muro no Ume Hgan Biiki".

21st day of the 8th lunar month of 1828 [4]: his master Matsui Kz I died in Edo.

11th lunar month of 1829: Kz worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Matsushima Hanji III, Nagawa Motosuke and Tsuchii Hyshichi II, on the kaomise drama "Chijiny Koko-ni Yorimitsu".

3rd lunar month of 1830: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Kz's 9-role hengemono "Minokoshite Haru no Kokonoe"; Nakamura Shikan II performed all the roles, including the Yashima Court Lady [5].

11th day of the 4th lunar month of 1830 [1]: Kz died in Edo.

Comments:

Matsui Kz II was an Edo sakusha, who worked on more than 30 dramas from the beginning of the 1810s to 1830.

[1] The 11th day of the 4th lunar month of the 13th year of the Bunsei era was the 1st of June 1830 in the western calendar.

[2] This michiyuki is still part of the current repertoire and is commonly called "Kasane".

[3] Katsushika Otosuke was also part of the group of supporting sakusha (first participation in a kaomise drama).

[4] The 21st day of the 8th lunar month of the 11th year of the Bunsei era was the 29th of September 1828 in the western calendar.

[5] This role is still part of the current Kabuki repertoire and its current title is "Kanjo".

The name of Matsui Kz II in a 1827 Edo hybanki (the zone within the red shape on the right side of the picture)

The Matsui Kz line of playwrights

 
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