|SAWAMURA SďJ█Rď II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry names: Kion, Tosshi (2), Shozan
Blazon: the syllabic ideogram "i" in a circle [in Japanese: い]
Existence: 1713 ~ 30th day of the 8th lunar month of 1770 
Master: Tomizawa Montar˘ I
Adoptive father: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I
1713 ~ 1733: born in Ky˘to. He started his career as a disciple of Tomizawa Montar˘ I, who gave him the name of Tomizawa Ch˘nosuke.
Fall 1733: he went to Edo.
1737: Takenaka Utagawa took the name of Takinaka Utagawa.
11th lunar month of 1746: Shirogor˘ played at the Moritaza the role of the Hachiman Tar˘ Yoshiie (the enemy of the Abe brothers) in the kaomise drama "ďtorii Gojűshigun"; the roles of the rebels Abe no Sadat˘ and Abe no Munet˘ were played by Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II and Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ I.
1749: Shirogor˘ was adopted by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ III.
4th lunar month of 1756: S˘jűr˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of the villain Ikyű in the drama "Sukeroku", sharing the stage with Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV (Sukeroku) and Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I (Agemaki).
3rd lunar month of 1761: S˘jűr˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of the villain Ikyű in the drama "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura"; his stage partners were Ichimura Kamez˘ I (Sukeroku), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV (the shirozake seller Shinbŕ) and Segawa Kikunoj˘ II (the courtesan Agemaki).
11th lunar month of 1764: S˘jűr˘ played at the Moritaza the role of Suketakaya Takasuke  in the kaomise drama "Gyosei Kanatami no Megumi", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Sawamura Kunitar˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1766: S˘jűr˘ performed at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Tsuno Moji Izu no Irifune", which celebrated the shűmei of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I, Ichikawa Somegor˘ and Sawamura Yodogor˘ II.
8th lunar month of 1768: S˘jűr˘ played in the same theater the roles of Matsu˘maru and Kakuju in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; his stage partners in the roles of Kan Sh˘j˘, Ume˘maru, Sakuramaru and Matsu˘maru's wife Chiyo were Ichimura Uzaemon IX, Band˘ Matatar˘ IV, Sanogawa Ichimatsu II and Azuma T˘z˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1768: S˘jűr˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Abe no Sadat˘ in the kaomise drama "Otokoyama Yunzei Kurabe", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Tomoz˘ I and Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ II; the roles of Hachiman Tar˘ Yoshiie and Abe no Munet˘ were played by Ichimura Uzaemon IX and ďtani Hiroji III.
Fall 1769: S˘jűr˘ went to Kamigata.
Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II, who started and ended his career in Kamigata, was a talented tachiyaku and katakiyaku of the H˘reki and Meiwa eras. He was able to play in both jidaimono and sewamono, excelling in bud˘goto and jitsuaku roles.
 The 30th day of the 8th lunar month of the 7th year of the Meiwa era was the 18th of October 1770 in the western calendar.
 The 3rd day of the 1st lunar month of the 6th year of the H˘reki era was the 2nd of February 1756 in the western calendar.
 It is worth noting that this role is none other than the last stage name of his late adoptive father Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I.
 It was a rare feature for the same actor to play the 3 main roles in a sogamono!
 Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II's tombstone was located in the Sh˘jukuan subtemple of the famous Chion'in Temple.
The Sawamura Tosshi line of actors
The Sawamura S˘jűr˘ line of actors
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