ďTANI TOMOEMON II

Stage names:

ďtani Tomoemon II
Tanimura Toraz˘

Guild: Akashiya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry name: Shiyű

Existence: 1769 ~ 24th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1830

Connections:

Master: Tanimura Junpachi

Disciples: ďtani Tomoemon III, ďtani Tomoemon IV, ďtani Tomoji (Asao Kuzaemon II), ďtani Bajű II

Career:

1769 ~ 1785: born in ďsaka. He starts his career as a disciple of the hama shibai actor Tanimura Junpachi, who gives him the name of Tanimura Toraz˘.

Spring 1785: Toraz˘ makes his first stage appearance, in ďsaka at the Kadomaruza, playing the role of ďmi no Kot˘ta in the drama "Soga Monogatari".

Fall 1790: Toraz˘, Ichikawa Yaoz˘ III, and Nakamura Kumetar˘ II go together to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1790: Toraz˘ plays in the in the Nakamuraza kaomise drama "Sayo no Nakayama Hiiki no Tsurigane".

11th lunar month of 1791: Toraz˘ plays 2 roles in the Nakamuraza kaomise drama "Nidai Genji Oshi no G˘kyű".

11th lunar month of 1795: Tanimura Toraz˘ takes the name of ďtani Tomoemon II at the Kiriza, playing the role of Hida no Saemon in the kaomise drama "Genpei Hashira Goyomi".

1st lunar month of 1796: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of ďmi no Kot˘ta in the new year program "Soga Daifukuch˘". He also plays the role of Ch˘gor˘ in the premiere of Namiki Gohei I's drama "Suda no Haru Geisha Katagi" [casting].

4th lunar month of 1796: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Yoichibŕ and Ono no Sadakur˘ in Namiki Gohei I's drama "Edo no Hana Ak˘ no Shiogama", whose plot and characters are similar to "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

9th lunar month of 1796: the play "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi" is staged for the first time in Edo, simultaneously at the Kiriza and the Miyakoza; Tomoemon plays the roles of Kinugawa Yasaemon and Ky˘goku Dainoshin in the former theater [casting].

11th lunar month of 1796: Tomoemon plays the role of Kagehiro in the Kiriza kaomise drama "Ginsekai Matsu ni Yukihira".

1st lunar month of 1797: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Oni˘ Shinzaemon (Jűr˘'s retainer) in the new year program "ďkazari Soga no Kadomatsu". The role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari is played by Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III.

5th lunar month of 1797: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Gokuin Sen'emon in Namiki Gohei I's drama "Aigiky˘ Karigane Komon", a revival of "Aigiky˘ Karigane Gomon", written by the same playwright and staged for the first time in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai in the 7th lunar month of 1774. Tomoemon's stage partners are Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III (Karigane Bunshichi), Segawa Kikunoj˘ III (Bunshichi's wife Otsuta, Heibei's wife Otsugi), Arashi Ryűz˘ II (Kaminari Sh˘kur˘), Ichikawa Omez˘ I (Hotei Ichiemon), ďtani Hiroji III (Yamakawaya Gon'emon) and Nakamura Denkur˘ IV (Yamakawaya Gonroku).

9th lunar month of 1797: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Sukune Tar˘ in the "D˘my˘ji" scene of the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1797: Tomoemon plays the roles of Miura no Kenmotsu and the yakko Namihei in the Kiriza kaomise drama "Yuki Onna Keizu no Hachinoki".

1st lunar month of 1798: premiere at the Kiriza (Edo) of Namiki Gohei I's drama "Tomioka Koi no Yamabiraki", commonly called "Ninin Shinbŕ", in which Tomoemon plays the role of the Tamaya Tedai Sanshir˘ [casting].

6th lunar month of 1798: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of the sum˘ wrestler Hanaregoma Ch˘kichi Ch˘gor˘ in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki". His stage partner in the role of the rival sum˘ wrestler Nuregami Ch˘gor˘ is Ichikawa Omez˘ I.

8th lunar month of 1798: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Dankur˘ in the drama "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari".

9th lunar month of 1798: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Sasano Sangobei in Namiki Gohei I's drama "Gozonji Godairiki" (very similar to "Godairiki Koi no Fűjime"); the roles of Satsuma Gengobŕ and the courtesan Koman are played by Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III and Segawa Kikunoj˘ III.

Fall 1798: Tomoemon, Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III and the playwright Namiki Gohei I go together to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1798: Tomoemon plays the role of Sano Gent˘ta Tsunekage in the kaomise drama "Kogane Bana Genji no Sakigake", which is produced by Yamashita Kamematsu at the Naka no Shibai; his stage partners are Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III, Nakamura Utaemon III, Arashi Hinasuke II, Yamashita Kinsaku II, Onoe Koisabur˘ I and Fujikawa Tomokichi I.

1st lunar month of 1799: Tomoemon plays in the same theater in Namiki Gohŕ's play "Kinmon Gosan no Kiri".

3rd lunar month of 1799: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Nanba no Rokur˘ in the drama "Genpei Hashira Goyomi". The troupe moves at the end of the month from the Naka no Shibai to the Kita-Shinchi no Shibai to perform a similar program.

9th lunar month of 1800: Tomoemon plays the role of the smuggler Kezori in the drama "Yamato Kotoba Suikoden", which is staged within the precinct of the Inari Shrine in ďsaka.

8th lunar month of 1801: Tomoemon plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of Kokura Den'emon in the drama "Yamato Kotoba Suikoden", which is produced by Yamashita Tokujir˘. The role of the smuggler Kezori is played by Asao Tamejűr˘ I.

10th lunar month of 1801: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Sakurada Rinzaemon and Ishidome Busuke in the drama "Igagoe Norikake Gappa".

11th lunar month of 1801: Tomoemon plays the role of Tetsuz˘ in the kaomise drama "ďt˘ no Miya Asahi no Kachidoki", which is produced by ďtani Toraz˘ at the Naka no Shibai.

12th lunar month of 1801: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Kaminari Sh˘kur˘ in the drama "Otokodate Itsutsu Karigane". His stage partners are Arashi Kichisabur˘ II (Karigane Bunshichi), Asao Okujir˘ I (Hotei Ichiemon) and Mimasu Daigor˘ III (An no Heibei).

1st lunar month of 1802: Tomoemon plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of Gonshir˘ in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki". The role of Matsuemon is played by Kataoka Nizaemon VII. The troupe moves to the Kado no Shibai and performs there from the 2nd to the 7th lunar months.

2nd lunar month of 1802: Tomoemon plays at the Kado no Shibai the role of Shund˘ Genba in the "Terakoya" scene of the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which is produced by Yamashita Tokujir˘; the roles of Matsu˘maru and Takebe Genz˘ are played by Kataoka Nizaemon VII and Seki Sanjűr˘ I.

6th lunar month of 1802: Tomoemon plays at the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai in ďsaka the roles of K˘ no Moron˘, Ono no Sadakur˘ and Teraoka Heiemon in the drama "Ehon Chűshingura". The roles of En'ya Hangan, Yuranosuke and Okaru are played by Arashi Izabur˘ I, Arashi Kichisabur˘ II and Kan˘ Minshi I.

7th lunar month of 1802: Tomoemon is back at the Naka no Shibai and plays the role of Sat˘ G˘suke in the drama "Hakone Reigen Izari no Adauchi".

9th lunar month of 1802: Tomoemon plays the role of the smuggler Kezori in the drama "Yamato Kotoba Suikoden", which is staged within the precinct of the Inari Shrine in ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1802: Tomoemon plays the role of H˘j˘ Sabur˘ Tokifusa in Nagawa Shimesuke I's kaomise drama "Azuma Giku Naniwa no Kisewata", which is produced by Anegawa Kumajir˘ at the Naka no Shibai and celebrates the arrival in ďsaka of the Edo star Segawa Rok˘ III. The troupe moves in the 12th lunar month from the Naka no Shibai to the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai to perform a similar program.

11th lunar month of 1803: Tomoemon plays the role of Ikaruga Daiyata in the kaomise drama "Hatsu Yagura Kogane no Manmaku", which is produced by Nakamura Noshio III at the Kado no Shibai. The troupe moves to the Kita no Shinchi Shibai in December to perform the same program for 10 days.

3rd lunar month of 1804: Tomoemon plays at the Kado no Shibai the role of Kasai Sadaemon in the drama "Katakiuchi Tanba no Uwasa".

10th lunar month of 1804: Tomoemon plays at the Kita-Shinchi no Shibai in ďsaka the role of Ky˘goku no Takumi in the drama "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi". The roles of Rokusuke and Osono are played by Ichikawa Danz˘ IV and Yoshizawa Iroha I.

1st lunar month of 1805: Tomoemon plays 5 roles in the drama "Koi M˘de Kiyomizu Zakura", which is produced by Arashi Torasabur˘ at the Kado no Shibai.

8th lunar month of 1805: tour in Nagoya; Tomoemon plays the role of Senoo Tar˘ in the drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima", which is staged in the precinct of the Seijuin Temple. His stage partners are Kataoka Nizaemon VII (Shunkan), Fujikawa Tomokichi I (Chidori) and Nakamura Utaemon III (Tanzaemon).

11th lunar month of 1805: Tomoemon is back in Edo; he plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Seiwa Genji Nidai no Yumitori".

1st lunar month of 1806: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Oni˘ Shinzaemon and ďmi no Kot˘ta in the new year drama "Nenriki Sendachi no Sugi".

6th lunar month of 1806: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of the sum˘ wrestler Hanaregoma Ch˘kichi Ch˘gor˘ in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki". His stage partner in the role of the rival sum˘ wrestler Nuregami Ch˘gor˘ is Ichikawa Omez˘ I. The performance is a commercial failure.

Fall 1806: tour in Nagoya; Tomoemon plays in several dramas, including "Yamato Kotoba Suikoden", "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" and "Some Moy˘ Imose no Kadomatsu", which are staged in the precinct of the Inari Shrine.

11th lunar month of 1806: Tomoemon plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Kawaranu Hana Yuki no Michinoku". The 13th of this month, a fire breaks out from the shop of the hair-dresser Tomokur˘ in the district of Nihonbashi Fukiya-ch˘. It spreads and burns both the Ichimuraza and the Nakamuraza, killing many spectators.

3rd lunar month of 1807: tour in Nagoya with the actors Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Segawa Rok˘ IV, Nakayama Yoshio I and Nakayama Bunshichi III; Tomoemon plays in the dramas "Monogusa Tar˘ Monogatari", "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" (roles of Shund˘ Genba and Sukune Tar˘), "Hirakana Seisuiki" (role of Gosnhir˘) and "Ono no T˘fű Aoyagi Suzuri" (role of Taroku).

8th lunar month of 1807: Tomoemon plays the roles of Shinzaemon and Kambei in the dramas "ďmi Genji Shitaka K˘shaku" and "Sakaya Uta Koi no Nakakumi", which are produced by Arashi Kamesabur˘ in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai.

9th lunar month of 1807: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Gumpachi in the drama "Yaemusubi Jiraiya Monogatari".

1st lunar month of 1808: Tomoemon plays in the same theater 2 roles in the drama "Keisei Inazuma Z˘shi", which is produced by Fujikawa Tatsuz˘.

3rd lunar month of 1808: "Hachijin Shugo no Honj˘" is adapted for Kabuki for the first time, in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai; Tomoemon plays the roles of Kojima Motobei Masatsugu and Kitabatake Haruo [casting].

5th lunar month of 1808: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Kamamaru and the yakko Mibuhei in the drama "Kiyomizu Seigen Iori no Akebono".

6th lunar month of 1808: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of the bant˘ Denkur˘, Senbagawa Kichihei and the sum˘ wrestler Tetsugadake Dadaemon in the drama "Hanayagura Koi no Sekitori" (similar to "Sekitori Senry˘ Nobori"). His stage partner in the role of the other sum˘ wrestler, Tetsugadake's rival Imagawa Jirokichi, is played by Ichikawa Yaoz˘ IV.

7th lunar month of 1808: the troupe of actors who played from the 3rd to the 6th lunar months at the Kitagawa no Shibai, moves to ďsaka and settles at the Naka no Shibai; Tomoemon plays the roles of Kamamaru and the yakko Mibuhei in Chikamatsu Tokuz˘'s drama "Kiyomizu Seigen Chikai no Sakura", which is produced by Ogawa Kichitar˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1808: Tomoemon plays the roles of Kiheiji and But˘ta in the Naka no Shibai kaomise drama "Shima Meguri Tsuki no Yumihari".

1st lunar month of 1809: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of the ky˘gen performer Shichirosuke and the boatman Mojibei in the drama "Keisei Itako Bushi".

4th ~ 5th lunar months of 1809: Tomoemon moves to Ky˘to and plays at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

6th lunar month of 1809: Tomoemon plays the roles of Raigen and Kajiwara Heiji Kagetaka in the drama "Hime Komatsu Ne-no-Hi no Asobi" and "Hirakana Seisuiki", which are staged in Ky˘to at the Kitano Shibai.

9th lunar month of 1809: Tomoemon moves to the Kado no Shibai in ďsaka and plays the role of the yakko Yatahei in the drama "Sanmon Gosan no Kiri", which is produced by Mimasu Kumesabur˘.

10th lunar month of 1809: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Jinshichi in the drama "Go Taiheiki Shiraishi Banashi".

11th lunar month of 1809: Tomoemon goes to Ky˘to and plays 2 roles in the drama "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘", which is staged at the Minamigawa no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1810: Tomoemon plays 3 roles in the drama "Keisei Shina Sadame", which is staged at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

8th lunar month of 1810: Tomoemon plays the role of Sat˘ G˘suke in the drama "Hakone Reigen Izari no Adauchi", which is produced by Arashi Tomisabur˘ II in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai.

9th lunar month of 1810: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Yazaemon ("Sushiya") and Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

11th lunar month of 1810: Tomoemon plays the role of Sat˘ G˘suke in the drama "Hakone Reigen Izari no Adauchi", which is staged in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1811: Tomoemon plays the role of Mochizuki Ch˘gen in the drama "Keisei Ume no Kaiga", which is staged at the Minamigawa no Shibai.

2nd lunar month of 1811: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Adachi Motonoshin in the drama "Oriawase An'eiroku".

Spring 1811: tour in Ise; Tomoemon plays at the Furuichi Shibai.

7th lunar month of 1811: Tomoemon is back in ďsaka and plays the roles of Akabori Mizuemon, Heiji and Matakur˘ in the drama "Katakiuchi Senju no Sukedachi", which is produced by Ichikawa Zentar˘ at the Kado no Shibai.

9th lunar month of 1811: Tomoemon plays in the same theater 2 roles in the drama "Iroha Gura Mitsugumi Sakazuki".

10th lunar month of 1811: Tomoemon plays the role of Wada no Hy˘e Hidemori in the drama "ďmi Genji Senjin Yakata", which is staged in ďsaka at the Kita-Shinchi no Shibai. His stage partner in the role of Sasaki Moritsuna is Arashi Kichisabur˘ II. The same play is performed with the same casting in November in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1812: Tomoemon plays the roles of Sadakur˘, Chad˘ Genkyű and Kanda Yogor˘ in the drama "Iroha Uta Hana no Shűitsu", which is staged in ďsaka at the Kita-Shinchi no Shibai.

4th lunar month of 1812: Tomoemon and 20 Kamigata actors (including Band˘ Jűtar˘ and Nakayama Bungor˘ I) move to Edo. They perform at the Moritaza in the dramas "Tomoyobi Kawasu Shimabara no Saiken" and "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" (Tomoemon plays the role of the cook Kisuke).

5th lunar month of 1812: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Abe no Munet˘ in the drama "Z˘h˘ Adachigahara" (similar to "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara"); the roles of Abe no Sadat˘ and Sodehagi are played by Band˘ Jűtar˘.

Summer 1812: Tomoemon goes back to Kamigata.

11th lunar month of 1812: Tomoemon plays the roles of the highway messenger Hayasuke and Kumasaka Ch˘han in the drama "Hirugaesu Nishiki no Tamoto", which is staged in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai and celebrates the arrival of the Edo star Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III. He also plays the roles of Yakushiji Jirozaemon and Teraoka Heiemon in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; the roles of Okaru and Yuranosuke are played by Nakayama Yoshio I and Nakamura Utaemon III.

3rd lunar month of 1813: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Midaroku in the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki".

1st lunar month of 1814: Tomoemon plays the roles of the foot-soldier Denz˘, Arao Murakichi and Iwashiro Takita in the drama "Keisei Tsukushi no Tsumagoto", which is staged in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai. This is the first performance in Kabuki history of a play based on the "Asagao Nikki" world [casting].

4th lunar month of 1814: "Keisei Tsukushi no Tsumagoto" is staged with the same casting in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1815: Tomoemon plays at the Kado no Shibai the roles of ďzutsu Godayű, Matsugae Ichinomasa and Amako Shir˘ in the drama "Keisei Wakana no Isaoshi".

2nd lunar month of 1815: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Adachi Tomokur˘ and Nogami Hansuke in the drama "Katakiuchi An'eiroku". He also plays the role of Jinzabur˘ in the drama "Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage". The role of H˘kaib˘ is played by Ichikawa Shik˘ I.

4th lunar month of 1815: Tomoemon and Ichikawa Shik˘ I move together to the Naka no Shibai.

8th lunar month of 1815: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Matsu˘maru and Sukune Tar˘ in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami". His stage partners are Nakayama Bunshichi III (Ume˘maru), Onoe Shinshichi II (Sakuramaru, Terukuni), Nakamura Karoku I (Sukune's wife Tatsuta, Matsu˘maru's wife Chiyo) and Asao Kuzaemon I (Shiratayű, Kakuju, Takebe Genz˘). Tomoemon also plays the role of the yakko Yokambei in "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami".

Fall 1815: tour in Nagoya with Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Ichikawa Shik˘ I and Kataoka Ainosuke II.

11th lunar month of 1815: Tomoemon takes part in the kaomise program staged at the Horie Ichinogawa Shibai; he plays in the dramas "Keisei Sano no Funabashi" and "Uekiya".

4th lunar month of 1816: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Sasaki Ganryű in the drama "Katakiuchi Ganryűjima". The role of Musashi is played by Ichikawa Shik˘ I.

8th lunar month of 1816: Tomoemon plays at the Naka no Shibai the role of Hiraoka Tampei in the drama "Aburauri Kuruwa Monogatari".

9th lunar month of 1816: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Kezori and Gen'emon in the drama "Koi Momiji Ogura Shikishi".

11th lunar month of 1816: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Kajiwara Heiji Kagetaka in the drama "Gosho Zakura Horikawa no Youchi".

1st lunar month of 1817: Tomoemon plays the roles of Sengoku Gonbŕ and Irie Ch˘bŕ in the drama "Keisei Chikugo-ga-Fuchi", which is produced by Nakamura Utagor˘ at the Kado no Shibai.

3rd lunar month of 1817: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Dada no Kambei and Hanaya T˘suke in the drama "Katakiuchi Mid˘ no Mae". He also plays the role of Senoo Tar˘ in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima". The role of Shunkan is played by Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1817: Tomoemon goes to Ky˘to, playing at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Washizuka Kandayű in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna".

1st lunar month of 1818: Tomoemon plays the role of Gumpachi in the drama "Yaemusubi Jiraiya Monogatari", which is produced by Asao Tamesabur˘ at the Kado no Shibai.

3rd lunar month of 1818: Tomoemon plays the role of the yakko Wadahei in the drama "Kamakura Sandaiki", which is staged in ďsaka at the Kita-Shinchi no Shibai. He also plays the role of Ukai Kujűr˘ in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Shinjű Ten no Amijima". The roles of Kamiya Jihŕ and Koharu are played by Bando Jűtar˘ I and Fujikawa Kayű II.

5th lunar month of 1818: tour in Nagoya with Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I, Bando Jűtar˘ I and Ichikawa Hamaz˘. They perform in the precinct of the Seijuin Temple.

8th lunar month of 1818: Tomoemon plays 2 roles in the drama "Ehon Taik˘ki", which is staged in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

9th lunar month of 1818: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Sadakur˘ and Sad˘ in the drama "Iroha Uta Homare no Meiboku", whose plot and characters belong to the "Chűshingura" world.

11th lunar month of 1818: Tomoemon plays the role of T˘ma Saburoemon in the drama "Tengajaya", which is staged in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1819: Tomoemon's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, s˘kanjiku section ("all kanjiku"), is shi-j˘-j˘-kichi (unique - superior - superior - excellent). Tomoemon plays three roles in the drama "Keisei Miyako Meguri", which is staged in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai in ďsaka.

8th lunar month of 1819: Tomoemon plays the role of Gonshir˘ in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki", which is produced by Ichikawa Dankichi at the Kado no Shibai.

11th lunar month of 1820: Tomoemon plays 2 roles in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi", which is staged in ďsaka at the Horie Ichinogawa Shibai.

Spring 1821: Tomoemon, Kataoka Nizaemon VII and Nakayama Shinkur˘ III perform together in the precinct of Inaba Yakushiji temple in Ky˘to, playing in "Imoseyama Onna Teikin", "Hinin Adauchi", "Oriawase Tsuzure no Nishiki" and "Deiri no Minato". Then Tomoemon goes on tour to Nagasaki.

8th lunar month of 1821: Tomoemon is back in ďsaka and plays the roles of Tokushima Gohei and Kawagoe Ch˘roku in the drama "Akiba Gongen Kaisen Banashi", which is staged at the Horie Ichinogawa Shibai.

9th lunar month of 1822: Tomoemon plays the roles of Mejiro no Kyűsuke and Hayata in the dramas "Kama-ga-Fuchi" and "Yorimasa Nue Monogatari", which are produced by Asao Yosabur˘ at the Naka no Shibai.

11th lunar month of 1822: Tomoemon plays the role of Matano Gor˘ in the drama "Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kidai no Ishikiri", which is staged in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

3rd lunar month of 1823: Tomoemon plays the role of Horiguchi Gentazaemon in the drama "Katakiuchi Noriai Banashi", which is produced by Nakamura Kazuma in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai.

5th lunar month of 1823: Tomoemon plays in the drama "Iroha Uta Homare no Meiboku", which is staged at the Horie Ichinogawa Shibai. He also plays the role of the sum˘ wrestler Tetsugadake Dadaemon in the drama "Sekitori Senry˘ Nobori". His stage partner in the role of Imagawa Jirokichi is Arashi Kitsusabur˘ II.

7th lunar month of 1823: Tomoemon plays in the drama "Yorimasa Nue Monogatari", which is staged in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

9th lunar month of 1823: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Sasara Sanpachi in the drama "Keisei Shina Sadame".

11th lunar month of 1823: Tomoemon takes part in the kaomise program produced by Nakamura Kazuma in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai; he plays the roles of Maboroshi Takeemon and Nagata Tar˘ in the dramas "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki" and "Naka ni Atatte Kogane no Kurairi".

4th lunar month of 1824: Tomoemon plays the role of Adachi Tomokur˘ in the drama "Katakiuchi An'eiroku", which is staged in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai. He also plays the role of Tanba Mosaku in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Daiky˘ji Mukashi Goyomi". The roles of Mohei and Osan are played by Arashi Kitsusabur˘ II and Arashi Tomisabur˘ II.

6th lunar month of 1824: tour in Nara with Arashi Tomisabur˘ II and Nakayama Bunshichi III.

9th lunar month of 1824: Tomoemon plays the role of Wat˘nai's father R˘ikkan in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Kokusen'ya Gassen", which is produced by Nakamura Kazuma in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai. The role of Wat˘nai is played by Arashi Kitsusabur˘ II. Premiere in the same theater of the drama "Banshű Sarayashiki"; Tomoemon plays the role of Aoyama Daihachi [more details].

11th lunar month of 1824: Tomoemon plays the role of Wat˘nai's father R˘ikkan in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Kokusen'ya Gassen", which is staged in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai. The role of Wat˘nai is played by Arashi Kitsusabur˘ II. Tomoemon also plays the role of the yakko Edohei in "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna".

1st lunar month of 1825: Tomoemon's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, kanjiku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). Tomoemon plays 3 roles in the drama "Momo Chidori Naruto no Shiranami", which is produced by Arashi Kichinosuke in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai.

3rd lunar month of 1825: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Gokuin Sen'emon in the drama "Otokodate Itsutsu Karigane". His stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ V (Karigane Bunshichi), Arashi Kitsusabur˘ II (Hotei Ichiemon) and Asao Gakujűr˘ (An no Heibei) Tomoemon also plays 2 roles in the drama "Ehon Taik˘ki".

4th lunar month of 1825: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Ono no Kudayű, Ichimonjiya Tokuemon and ďta Ry˘chiku in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

5th lunar month of 1825: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Tokushima Gohei in the drama "Akiba Gongen Kaisen Banashi".

8th lunar month of 1825: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Benkei and Yazaemon ("Sushiya") in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura". He also plays the role of Hansai in "Katsuragawa Renri no Shigarami".

9th lunar month of 1825: Tomoemon moves to Ky˘to and plays at the Kitagawa no Shibai the roles of Benkei and Yazaemon ("Sushiya") in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura". He also plays the roles of Gentazaemon and Chűtayű in "Nagara Ch˘ja".

10th lunar month of 1825: Tomoemon moves back to ďsaka and plays at the Horie Ichinogawa Shibai the roles of Gentazaemon and Chűtayű in "Nagara Ch˘ja".

4th lunar month of 1826: tour in Tsu with Asao Gakujűr˘, Arashi Kitsusabur˘ II and Arashi Tomisabur˘ II.

8th lunar month of 1826: Tomoemon plays at the Horie Ichinogawa Shibai the roles of Nadaemon and Goroemon in the dramas "Hachijin Shugo no Honj˘" and "Gokusaishiki Musume ďgi".

9th lunar month of 1826: Tomoemon plays at the Kado no Shibai the role of Sawai Matagor˘ in the drama "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku".

10th lunar month of 1826: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Shiga Daishichi in the drama "Go Taiheiki Shiraishi Banashi". He also plays the role of Kuheiji in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Sonezaki Shinjű". The roles of Hiranoya Tokubŕ and Tenmaya Ohatsu are played by Ichikawa Danz˘ V and Fujikawa Tomokichi II.

11th lunar month of 1826: Tomoemon plays the roles of T˘ta and the ghost of Natora in the drama "Hana Kurabe Ise Monogatari", which is staged in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1827: Tomoemon plays the roles of Kara no Chishima no Kami, the boatman Yoichibŕ and Fukagusa Jinsaku in the drama "Keisei Asoyama Zakura", which is produced by Arashi Kichinosuke in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai, in competition with the Kado no Shibai where the same play is staged with a different line-up.

5th lunar month of 1827: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Tsukimoto Yűmei in the drama "Keisei Kakehashi Monogatari".

7th lunar month of 1827: Tomoemon plays the roles of Gonshir˘ and Chűshichi in the dramas "Hirakana Seisuiki" and "Osome Hisamatsu", which are staged in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

8th lunar month of 1827: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Sat˘ G˘suke in the drama "Hakone Reigen Izari no Adauchi".

9th lunar month of 1827: Tomoemon plays in the drama "Kachidoki Mibae Genji", which is produced by Arashi Kichinosuke in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai

Fall 1827: the Naka no Shibai troupe moves to the Kitagawa no Shibai in Ky˘to.

1st lunar month of 1828: Tomoemon plays the roles of Jabara no Hyakubei, Shiroganeya Yozaemon and Tsukiji Danj˘ in the drama "Keisei Su˘ no Dairi", which is produced by Arashi Kichinosuke in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai

4th lunar month of 1828: tour in Nagoya with Arashi Kitsusabur˘ II and Sawamura Kunitar˘ II; Tomoemon plays the role of Gonshir˘ in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki", which is staged at the Tachibana no Shibai.

5th lunar month of 1828: Tomoemon plays in the same theater in the drama "Katakiuchi Ura no Asagiri".

6th lunar month of 1828: Tomoemon plays in the same theater in the drama "Onna Hachinoki".

8th lunar month of 1828: Tomoemon plays the role of Murakami Hikoshir˘ and Shűto Yoemon (Yoemon's father-in-law) in the dramas "ďt˘-no-Miya Asahi no Yoroi" and "Kewai Mizu Kinugawa Zutsumi", which are produced by Sawamura Otomatsu in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai. He also plays the role of the priest Hakuunb˘ in the parodic play "Onna Narukami" (the leading role of the female Narukami is played by Sawamura Kunitar˘ II).

9th lunar month of 1828: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Ishizuka Genba and Sasaki Sadayori in the drama "Monogusa Tar˘". He also plays the role of Honj˘ Sukeemon in the drama "Hiyokumon Kuruwa no Nishikie".

11th lunar month of 1828: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Ikkaku in the drama "Kagamiyama Kuruwa no Kikigaki", which is produced by Kataoka Shimamaru.

1st lunar month of 1829: Tomoemon's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, jitsuaku/katakiyaku section, is k˘-j˘-j˘-kichi (meritorious - superior - superior - excellent). Tomoemon plays in the drama "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari", which is produced by Kataoka Shimamaru at the Naka no Shibai.

5th lunar month of 1829: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Gonshir˘ and Mikawaya Giheiji in the dramas "Hirakana Seisuiki" and "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami". This performance celebrates the arrival in ďsaka of the Edo star Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII, who decides to play here under the name of Ichikawa Hakuen II.

8th lunar month of 1829: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the roles of Onitsura and Kingor˘ in the drama "Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki".

9th lunar month of 1829: Tomoemon plays in the same theater the role of Sasayama Kambei in the drama "Ehon Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji".

10th lunar month of 1829: tour in Nara; Tomoemon plays in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi".

3rd lunar month of 1830: Tomoemon plays the role of Manno and Tsurugisawa Danj˘ in the dramas "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" and "Kagamiyama Gonichi no Omokage", which are produced by Nakamura Tomisuke in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai. His stage partners in the roles of Fukuoka Mitsugi and Okon ("Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba") are Onoe Kikugor˘ III and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ II. Then, he plays 4 roles in the drama "Taik˘ Ensho Awase" but collapses and dies suddenly during the performance. His tombstone is located in ďsaka in the precinct of the My˘z˘ji temple in the district of Shimoteramachi.

Comments:

ďtani Tomoemon II was a talented tachiyaku, katakiyaku and jitsuaku, who received his name in Edo but spent most of his career in the Kamigata theaters. It is said that he excelled in the tachimawari scenes.

ďtani Tomoemon II's best roles: Gonshir˘ ("Hirakana Seisuiki") and Sat˘ G˘suke ("Hakone Reigen Izari no Adauchi").

ďtani Tomoemon II playing the role of Washizuka Ichiromaru in the drama "Iroha Gura Mitsugumi Sakazuki", which was staged in ďsaka in the 9th lunar month of 1811 at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Shunk˘sai Hokushű)

Prints & Illustrations

Print made by Juk˘d˘ Yoshikuni in 1824

The ďtani Tomoemon line of actors

 
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