BANDď MURAEMON
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Band˘ Muraemon I
Band˘ Muraemon I  In Japanese | Nakamura Kikujűr˘  In Japanese | Onoe Tamisabur˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. he started his career as a disciple of the Kamigata actor Onoe Tamiz˘ II, who gave him the name of Onoe Tamisabur˘. He joined the actor Nakamura Tomijűr˘ II at unknown times and changed his name to Nakamura Kikujűr˘. He settled in Edo at unknown times and became a disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, who gave him the name of Band˘ Muraemon I. He was active in Edo up to the middle of the 1860s.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Daison ďmuraya

Band˘ Muraemon I portraying Shibukawa T˘ma in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Band˘ Muraemon II
Band˘ Muraemon II  In Japanese | Kataoka Ichikatsu  In Japanese | Band˘ Hideo  In Japanese
 

Born in Yokohama the 1st of December 1883. He started his career in 1888, performing under the name of Band˘ Hideo. He became disciple of Kataoka Ichiz˘ III in 1901 and received the name of Kataoka Ichikatsu. His master died the 11th of December 1906 and he had to join the Ichimura clan, becoming a disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon XV in January 1912, when he took the name of Band˘ Muraemon II at the Kabukiza. He was active up to the year of his death in 1938. He died the 14th of March 1938. This supporting actor was said to excel in bant˘ roles in sewamono dramas.

Honmy˘ Yag˘
Got˘ Kenji Tachibanaya

Band˘ Muraemon II playing the role of K˘mori Yasu in the drama "Kirare Yosa"

 
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