OGINO IZABURď II

Stage names:

Ogino Izabur˘ II In Japanese
Band˘ Mitsugor˘ II In Japanese
Onoe Monzabur˘ I In Japanese | In Japanese
Onoe T˘z˘ In Japanese

Other name:

Gunk˘ In Japanese

Guild: Yamatoya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry names: Shoch˘ [1], Zegy˘ [2], Riyű [3], Riyű [3], Rigyoku [4]

Existence: 1750 ~ 3rd day of the 10th lunar month of 1829 [5]

Connections:

Masters: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I, Onoe Montar˘

Son: Ogino Izabur˘ III

Grandson: Onoe Monzabur˘ III

Son-in-laws: Onoe Kikugor˘ III, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III

Career:

1750: born in Ky˘to.

1762: he started his career in a troupe of children-actors led by Onoe Montar˘, performing under the stage name of Onoe T˘z˘. He spent the first years of his career performing as a wakaonnagata in the precincts of temples and shrines in Kamigata (miyaji shibai).

11th lunar month of 1771: he became tachiyaku and took the name of Onoe Monzabur˘ in Ky˘to.

1772: he changed the first ideogram of his acting first name

Onoe Monzabur˘ Onoe Monzabur˘ I
尾上三郎 尾上三郎
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15th day of the 5th lunar month of 1772 [7]: his first master Onoe Montar˘ died.

Fall 1774: Monzabur˘ went to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1774: Monzabur˘ performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Kaomise Ama no Iwato".

1st lunar month of 1775: Monzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1775: Monzabur˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Yawata Sabur˘ in the kaomise drama "Hana Zum˘ Genji Biiki".

1781: Monzabur˘ became disciple of the actor Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I.

10th day of the 4th lunar month of 1782 [6]: his second master Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I died.

11th lunar month of 1785: Onoe Monzabur˘ I took the name of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ II at the Kiriza, playing seven roles in the kaomise drama "Otokoyama Furisode Genji".

7th lunar month of 1788: Mitsugor˘ played at the Kiriza the roles of Sakuramaru [illustration] and the hangandai Terukuni in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1790: Mitsugor˘ played at the Kawarasakiza two roles in the drama "Daidanna Kanjinch˘".

7th lunar month of 1794: premiere at the Miyakoza of the drama "Keisei Sanbon Karakasa"; Mitsugor˘ played the roles of Higashiyama Yoshiteruk˘ and the farmer Fukagusa Jirosaku [more details].

1st lunar month of 1795: Namiki Gohei I's drama "Godairiki Koi no Fűjime" was staged for the first time in Edo, at the Miyakoza; Mitsugor˘ played the role of Hachiemon [casting].

1st lunar month of 1796: premiere at the Kiriza of Namiki Gohei I's drama "Suda no Haru Geisha Katagi"; Mitsugor˘ played the role of Shinraku Kanjűr˘ [casting].

9th lunar month of 1796: the play "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi" was staged for the first time in Edo, simultaneously at the Kiriza and the Miyakoza; Mitsugor˘ played the role of the yakko Sagohei in the former theater [casting].

1st lunar month of 1798: premiere at the Kiriza (Edo) of Namiki Gohei I's play "Tomioka Koi no Yamabiraki", commonly called "Ninin Shinbŕ"; Mitsugor˘ played the role of Ubuge no Kintar˘ [casting].

11th lunar month of 1799: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ II took the name of Ogino Izabur˘ II at the Ichimuraza, reviving a name not held since the 2nd lunar month of 1748; The new Izabur˘ celebrated his shűmei by playing the roles of Harada Rokur˘, Yatsubashi Jirozaemon and Sano Genzaemon in the kaomise drama "Utsukushiki Yuki no Sekai". At the same time, Band˘ Minosuke I took the name of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III at the Nakamuraza.

2nd lunar month of 1800: Namiki Gohei's drama "Gosan no Kiri" was staged for the first time in Edo, at the Ichimuraza in a somewhat different version entitled "Sanmon Gosan no Kiri" instead of "Kinmon Gosan no Kiri"; Izabur˘ played the roles of Segawa Uneme and Hanegawa Takakage [casting].

8th lunar month of 1803: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Sakurada Jisuke I's drama "Banzui Ch˘bŕ Sh˘jin Manaita"; Izabur˘ played the role of Shirai Kanzaemon [casting].

10th lunar month of 1806: Izabur˘ achieved a great success at Nakamuraza by playing the prestigious roles of Sat˘ Tadanobu and the fox Genkur˘ in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura". This was his farewell performance (onagori ky˘gen) before going to Kamigata.

11th lunar month of 1806: Izabur˘ and his son Onoe Monzabur˘ II went to ďsaka.

12th lunar month of 1806: Izabur˘ played the role of Onchi Sakon at the Kado no Shibai in the drama "ďsakazuki Asahi no H˘rai", which was produced by Yoshizawa Minosuke; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danz˘ IV, Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Nakamura Utaemon III and Nakamura Noshio III.

1st lunar month of 1808: Izabur˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

3rd lunar month of 1808: "Hachijin Shugo no Honj˘" was adapted for Kabuki for the first time, in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai; Izabur˘ played the roles of Konomura Hayato, Hori Sanzaemon and ďuchi Kanja Yoshihiro [casting].

6th lunar month of 1808: tour in Nagoya with Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Nakayama Tomisabur˘ I, Ichikawa Ichiz˘ I, Nakayama Bungor˘ I and Ichikawa Yaoz˘ IV; they performed at the Tachibana no Shibai in dramas like "Keisei Takasago no Matsu", "Futa Meoto Sarashi no Hinagata" or "Azuma Kagami Mikari no Maki".

Fall 1808: Izabur˘ went back to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1808: Izabur˘ played 3 roles at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Hana to Mitsu Yuki no Kusunoki".

1st lunar month of 1809: Izabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. He was the kanjiku for tachiyaku actors.

3rd lunar month of 1809: premiere at the Moritaza of Fukumori Kyűsuke I's drama "Sono Mukashi Koi no Edo-zome"; Izabur˘ played the role of Nitta Shir˘ Tadatsune [casting].

9th lunar month of 1812: Izabur˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Hayato in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki".

3rd lunar month of 1817: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's masterpiece "Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsh˘"; Izabur˘ played the roles of Yamada Gunjibŕ and Awazu Rokurosaemon Toshikane [casting].

3rd lunar month of 1820: premiere at the Tamagawaza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Sakura Butai Maku no Datezome"; Izabur˘ played the roles of Watanabe Gekizaemon [casting].

1820: Izabur˘ shaved his head, took the Buddhist name of Gunk˘ and retired from the Kabuki world.

3rd day of the 10th lunar month of 1829 [5]: Gunk˘ died.

Comments:

Ogino Izabur˘ II was a talented tachiyaku actor, whose forte were wagotoshi, sabakiyaku and oyajigata roles. He played an important role in the transmission of art and techniques from Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I to his son Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III.

[1] Used when his acting name was Ogino Izabur˘ II.

[2] Used when his acting name was Band˘ Mitsugor˘ II.

[3] Used when his acting name was Onoe Monzabur˘ I.

[4] Used when his acting name was Onoe T˘z˘. Not reported in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Reported in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[5] The 3rd day of the 10th lunar month of the 12th year of the Bunsei era was the 30th of October 1829 in the western calendar.

[6] The 10th day of the 4th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Tenmei era was the 21st of May 1782 in the western calendar.

[7] The 15th day of the 5th lunar month of the 9th year of the Meiwa era was the 15th of June 1772 in the western calendar.

Ogino Izabur˘ II playing the role of Hatsubana Denshichi in the drama "Katanaya Hanshichi Ukina no Fukagawa", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1810 at the Moritaza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Prints & Illustrations

The Onoe Monzabur˘ line of actors

The Band˘ Mitsugor˘ line of actors

The Ogino Izabur˘ line of actors

 
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