Stage names:

Onoe K˘z˘ II In Japanese
Band˘ Ichinosuke [1] In Japanese

Real name: ďhashi K˘z˘

Guild: ďhashiya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry name: K˘ky˘

Existence: 1855 ~ 8 February 1934


Father: Nakamura K˘z˘

Masters: Onoe Kikugor˘ VI, Ichimura Uzaemon XIII (Onoe Kikugor˘ V)

Son: Onoe Monzabur˘ IV

Grandson: Onoe K˘nosuke II (the dance master Fujima Monzabur˘ V)


1855: born in Edo.

Summer 1860: he started his career in as a disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, who gave him the name of Band˘ Ichinosuke [1].

8th lunar month of 1868 [2]: he took the name of Onoe K˘z˘ II at the Ichimuraza, when his master and his master's brother took the names of Onoe Kikugor˘ V and Ichimura Uzaemon XIV.

November 1891: the title "Oto ni Kiku Tenjiku Tokubŕ" is used for the first time, in T˘ky˘ at the Fukanoza; K˘z˘ played the role of the yakko Isohei [casting].

March 1921: K˘z˘ played the role of Osh˘ Kichisa at the Suehiroza (Nagoya) in the drama "Sannin Kichisa"; his stage partners were Onoe Eizabur˘ VII (Oj˘ Kichisa) and Kawarasaki Ch˘jűr˘ IV (Ob˘ Kichisa).

February 1930: K˘z˘ played at the Meijiza the role of Fujiwara no Shihei in "Kurumabiki"; his stage partners were Ichimura Uzaemon XV (Matsu˘maru), Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VII (Sakuramaru) and Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (Ume˘maru).

8 February 1934: K˘z˘ died.


Onoe K˘z˘ II was a tachiyaku actor, who was active from the beginning of the 1860s to the first half of the 1930s. He performed in ˘shibai as a supporting actor and in koshibai as a leading actor. In koshibai, he was a mainstay at the Kotobukiza. His most famous performances were in roles like Gonta ("Sushiya"), Sanemori ("Sanemori Monogatari") or Matsu˘maru ("Terakoya").

[1] Ichimura Ichinosuke in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten"; Band˘ Ichinosuke in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[2] He took the name of Onoe K˘z˘ II in the 8th lunar month of 1871 according to the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

Onoe K˘z˘ II (top/center), Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VII (bottom/left), Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII (bottom/center) and Morita Kan'ya XIII (bottom/right) playing the roles of Fujiwara no Shihei, Sakuramaru, Matsu˘maru and Ume˘maru in the drama "Kurumabiki", which was staged in April 1925 at the Imperial Theater

The Onoe K˘z˘ line of actors

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