|ASAO YOROKU II|
Asao Yoroku II
Nickname: ďmi Yoroku
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry names: Ippo, Baik˘
Existence: 1821 ~ 8th day of the 10th lunar month of 1862
Master: Asao Yoroku I
Disciple: Asao Yoroku III
1847: Asao Hangor˘ takes the name of Yamamura Takumi II.
9th day of the 12th lunar month of 1851: his master Asao Yoroku I dies.
1854: Yamamura Takumi II takes the name of Asao Yoroku II.
3rd lunar month of 1855: Yoroku settles in Edo.
8th lunar month of 1862: Yoroku appears on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, where he plays the role of Katanaya Kizaemon in the drama "Toki-ha Ima Yakko no Ukej˘".
8th day of the 10th lunar month of 1862: Yoroku dies in Edo (according to some sources, he dies the 13th instead of the 8th). His tombstone is located in the precincts of the Honryűji temple in the district of Imado.
Asao Yoroku II was a 19th century jitsuaku/katakiyaku actor, who was trained in Kamigata but who spent the best years of his career in Edo, where he was appreciated in supporting villain roles. If we look at "Kanadehon Chűshingura", his master Asao Yoroku I performed the prestigious role of K˘ no Moron˘, whereas Asao Yoroku II performed roles like Ono no Kudayű.
Asao Yoroku II playing the role of Soreiichi (?) in the play "Hanagatami Gojűsan Tsugi",
The Asao Yoroku line of actors
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