YOSHIOKA MOTOME II

Stage names:

Yoshioka Motome II In Japanese | In Japanese
Yoshikawa Motome In Japanese | In Japanese

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Existence: ???

Connection:

Father: Yoshioka Ubŕ

Disciple: Yoshioka Sabur˘suke (Yoshioka Motome III)

Career:

11th lunar month of 1696: first record; Motome performed as a wakashugata in Ky˘to in the drama "Fukujumaru", which was produced by Yamashita Hanzaemon I; his others stage partners are Yoshizawa Ayame I, Kokan Tar˘ji I, Onogawa Ugenji and Takeshima K˘zaemon I. His first stage name was Yoshikawa Motome.

1st lunar month of 1699: Motome played in Ky˘to at the Nawate no Shibai the role of the sevant Shimez˘ in the new year drama "Keisei Hana Ikada", which was produced by Yamashita Hanzaemon I.

1st lunar month of 1699: Motome played in the same theater the role of the page Senjűr˘ in the drama "Nagoya Sanza".

11th lunar month of 1699: he took the name of Yoshioka Motome and played in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater the role of Kichij˘nosuke in the kaomise drama "Ky˘ Hinagata", which was produced by Yamashita Hanzaemon I.

Fall 1702: Motome went to ďsaka.

1st lunar month of 1703: Motome played in ďsaka the role of Sukune Kanemichi in the drama "ďtomo no Matori", which was produced by Kataoka Nizaemon I.

3rd lunar month of 1703: Motome's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was (superior) [visual].

Fall 1706: Motome went to Edo with Fujimura Handayű II.

11th lunar month of 1706: Motome played at the Nakamuraza the role of Nakatsuna in the kaomise drama "Uji Genji Yumihari-zuki".

3rd lunar month of 1707: Motome's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1707: Motome played at the Nakamuraza the role of Yoshiakira in the kaomise drama "Su˘ no Naishi Azuma Nishiki", which welcomed in Edo the actor Arashi Kiyosabur˘ I.

1st and 2nd lunar month of 1708: Motome's rank in two Edo hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

Fall 1708: Motome went back to Ky˘to.

12th lunar month of 1708: Motome played in Ky˘to in Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater the role of Tokiwagi ďenosuke in the kaomise drama "Umemaru ďshimadai", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1709: Motome played in the same theater the role of Ageya Gonjűr˘ in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Yata no Kagami".

3rd lunar month of 1709: Motome's rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakashugata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

7th lunar month of 1710: Motome performed in the same theater in the drama "Taiheiki Sazare Ishi".

8th lunar month of 1710: Motome performed in the same theater in the drama "Sazare Ishi Taiheiki". No record afterwards.

Comments:

The Ky˘to actor Yoshioka Motome II made a short but successful wakashugata career not only in his native city but also in ďsaka and Edo, from the second half of the 1690s to the beginning of the 1710s. His k˘seki was said to be outstanding and he excelled in bud˘goto.

Nakamura Denkur˘ I (left) and Yoshioka Motome II (right) playing the roles of Nakatsuna and Nobutsura in the kaomise drama "Uji Genji Yumihari-zuki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1706 at the Nakamuraza

 
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