Kataoka Matsunoj˘ I
Kataoka Matsunoj˘ I  In Japanese | Matsumoto Ky˘nosuke  In Japanese | Matsumoto Ky˘ya  In Japanese | Azuma Eizabur˘  In Japanese

Born in 1910 in the city of Tenryű in Shizuoka Prefecture. He started his career in October 1921 in Tenryű at the Hanaoka Gekij˘, where he played the role of Shinobu in the drama "Benkei J˘shi". His first stage name was Azuma Eizabur˘. He became disciple of Matsumoto Kingo II in 1924 or 1925 and received the name of Matsumoto Ky˘ya. He took the name of Matsumoto Ky˘nosuke in January 1933. He settled in Kansai around that time. With the help of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ IV, he became a disciple of Kataoka Nizaemon XIII and received the name of Kataoka Matsunoj˘ I in March 1952. He became nadai in 1954. He was promoted to the second league of actors (junkanbu sh˘shin) in September 1959. He appeared on stage for the last time in June 1980, in ďsaka at the Nakaza, where he played the role of the nakai Oyuki in the drama "Toribeyama Shinjű". He died the 11th of August 1980.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Matsushimaya Miyazuka Tsutomu

Kataoka Matsunoj˘ I

Kataoka Matsunoj˘ II
Kataoka Matsunoj˘ II  In Japanese | Kataoka Hideju  In Japanese

Born in Shimabara the 13th of October 1941. Disciple of Kataoka Nizaemon XIII from May 1964, his first stage name was Kataoka Hideju and he made his debut on stage in June 1964 at the Kabukiza, performing in the drama "Hachidaime Ichikawa Danjűr˘". He became nadai and took the name of Kataoka Matsunoj˘ II in May 1998 at the Sh˘chikuza, where his second master Kataoka Nizaemon XV celebrated his shűmei in ďsaka. He appeared on stage for the last time in December 2013, in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza, where he played the roles of the koshimoto Kaede and the nakai Omatsu in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". Victim of a brainstem infarction, this onnagata supporting actor died the 11th of July 2014.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Matsukiya Murakami Ryűshi
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