|MATSUMOTO KOJIRď II|
Guilds: K˘raiya, Matsumotoya, Sh˘kakuya
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Nansh˘
Existence: ??? ~ 19th day of the 1st lunar month of 1826 
Adopted son: Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ I
11th lunar month of 1794: he became a disciple of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV and took the name of Matsumoto Kojir˘ II at the Kawarasakiza, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Matsu no Misao Onna Kusunoki".
6th lunar month of 1809: premiere at the Moritaza of Katsu Hy˘z˘ I's drama "Okuni Gozen Kesh˘ no Sugatami"; Kojir˘ the roles of Suruga Zenji Hisakuni, Kasane's mother My˘rin and the waiting maid Takekawa [casting].
3rd lunar month of 1814: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Sumidagawa Hana no Goshozome", commonly called "Onna Seigen"; Kojir˘ played the role of Kariganeya's young man Gonshichi [more details].
19th day of the 1st lunar month of 1826 : Kojir˘ died in Edo.
Matsumoto Kojir˘ II was active in Edo from the first half of the 1780s to the Bunsei era. He was a katakiyaku/jitsuaku supporting actor of the K˘raiya guild. In Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten", Matsumoto Kojir˘ I and Matsumoto Kojir˘ II were fused into one actor named Matsumoto Kojir˘, who was active from the beginning of the 1750s to 1826. We've decided to fix it and to record two different actors instead of one.
 The 19th day of the 1st lunar month of the 9th year of the Bunsei era was the 25th of February 1826 in the western calendar.
 The 27th day of the 6th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Ky˘wa era was the 26th of July 1802 in the western calendar.
The actors Onoe Matsusuke I (top/left) as the ghost of the wet-nurse Iohata and Matsumoto Kojir˘ II as Mokuemon (bottom/right), in the play "Tokubei of India: Tales of Strange Lands (Tenjiku Tokubei ikoku banashi)"
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