NAKAMURA TďZď II

Stage names:

Nakamura T˘z˘ II
Nakamura Utagor˘
Mizuki T˘z˘ II
Mizuki Otoz˘

Guilds: Ebisuya, Yamashiroya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry names: Jűgy˘, Shiraku

Existence: 1777 ~ 8th day of the 7th lunar month of 1816

Connection:

Father: Nakamura T˘z˘ I

Master: Nakamura Utaemon III

Son: Nakamura Shikan III

Grandsons: Nakamura Tamashichi I, Nakamura Tsurusuke V

Career:

Before 1798: his first stage name is Mizuki Otoz˘. He does his training in kodomo shibai and miyaji shibai.

22nd day of the 3rd lunar month of 1798: his father Nakamura T˘z˘ I dies. Later on, he takes the name of Mizuki T˘z˘ II.

1803: he becomes disciple of Nakamura Utaemon III and receives the name of Nakamura Utagor˘.

6th lunar month of 1804: tour in Nagoya with Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III, Nakamura Daikichi I, Bando Jűtar˘ I, Segawa Hamajir˘ and Mimasu Daigor˘ III; Utagor˘ plays at the Wakamiya no Shibai the roles of Sagisaka Bannai and Yakushiji Jirozaemon in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

1805: Utagor˘ makes his dÚbut in ˘shibai, in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai.

Beginning of 1808: Utagor˘ and his master Nakamura Utaemon III go together to Edo.

3rd lunar month of 1808: Nakamura Utagor˘ takes the name of Nakamura T˘z˘ II at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of Matsui no Gengo in the drama in the drama "Koromo Yayoi Hanago no Keizu".

5th lunar month of 1809: T˘z˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Sagisaka Bannai in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

9th lunar month of 1810: Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Komochi Yamanba" is staged for the first time in Edo, at the Nakamuraza; T˘z˘ plays the role of the koshimoto Ozasa [casting]. He also plays the roles of ďe Onitsura and Yashio in the drama "Date Asobi Kuruwa Fűzoku".

7th lunar month of 1811: T˘z˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the roles of Sagisaka Bannai and Ichimonjiya Tokubŕ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

1st lunar month of 1813: T˘z˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, hand˘gataki section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

4th lunar month of 1814: T˘z˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the roles of Sagisaka Bannai, Zempachi and Rin in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

6th lunar month of 1814: T˘z˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the roles of Ariemon and Gonkur˘ in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki".

11th lunar month of 1815: T˘z˘'s yearly salary is 450 ry˘.

5th lunar month of 1816: T˘z˘ appears on stage for the last time, playing at the Nakamuraza in the drama "Hototogisu Misao Banashi".

8th day of the 7th lunar month of 1816: T˘z˘ dies in Edo.

Comments:

Nakamura T˘z˘ II was a good and quite popular d˘kegata and hand˘gataki actor, who was trained in Kamigata but achieved fame for himself in Edo in the 1810s. His most famous role was Sagisaka Bannai in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

The actor Nakamura T˘z˘ II playing the role of Bannai in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1811 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

The Nakamura T˘z˘ line of actors

 
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