ONOE USABURď
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Onoe Usabur˘ I
Onoe Usabur˘ I  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. He started his career in Kamigata kodomo shibai at the end of the Edo period, as a disciple of Onoe Tamiz˘ II, wo gave him the name of Onoe Usabur˘ I. His first notable performance were the roles of Sadaka and Fukashichi in the classic "Imoseyama Onna Teikin", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1868 at the Kado no Shibai. He most likely died the 20th of August 1873. He was the master of Onoe Usabur˘ II.

Onoe Usabur˘ I's shinie (made by Nakai Yoshitaki in 1873)

Onoe Usabur˘ II
Onoe Usabur˘ II  In Japanese | Onoe Utaichi  In Japanese
 

Born the 22nd of the 2nd lunar month of 1860 in the province of Mino. He started as an apprentice for the sum˘ referee Kimura Sh˘nosuke XIII but he quickly left this world to become a disciple of the Kabuki actor Onoe Usabur˘ I in 1873, from whom he received the name of Onoe Utaichi. He took the name of Onoe Usabur˘ II in April 1876. He was a popular tachiyaku in Kamigata, excelling in tachimawari and performing alongside stars like Nakamura Ganjir˘ I or Band˘ Jusabur˘ III. One of his best roles was Motoemon in the ďsaka drama "Tengajaya". He died the 16th of January 1928.

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kinoshita Usabur˘ Sensh˘ Otowaya

Onoe Usabur˘ II playing the role of Heisaku in the drama "Numazu", which was staged in March 1915 at the Minamiza
His stage partner in the role of Jűbŕ was Band˘ Jusabur˘ III

 
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