MATSUMOTO YONESABURď
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ I
 

The actor Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ I held this name from the end of the 1770s to the 3rd lunar month of 1805.

Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ I portraying the courtesan Oshun in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ II
Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ II  In Japanese | Matsumoto Tokunosuke  In Japanese
 

Born in 1796. Second son of Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ I, his first stage name was Matsumoto Tokunosuke. He became wakaonnagata and took the name of Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ II in the 11th lunar month of 1812 at the Moritaza, playing the role of Princesses Katsu and Shikitae in the kaomise drama "Yukimo Yoshino Kigoto no Kaomise". He made his last stage appearance in the 1st lunar month of 1820, at the Kawarazakiza where he played 2 roles in the new year drama "Tama no Haru Soga no Kadomatsu". His rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi. He was the worthy heir of his father Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ I but he unfortunately died too young, the 11th of the 7th lunar month of 1820.

Haimy˘ Yag˘ Betsumei
Bunsha Sh˘kakuya Matsumoto Yonesa II

Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ II performing in the drama "Haji Momiji Ase no Kaomise", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1815 at the Kawarazakiza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

 
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