KANAZAWA RY█GOKU II

Playwright names:

Kanazawa Ryűgoku II In Japanese
Nagawa Motosuke In Japanese | In Japanese

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry name: H˘taku [1]

Existence: ??? ~ 1842

Connection:

Masters: Kanazawa Ryűgoku I, Nagawa Tokusuke I

Career:

Date of birth unknown. Disciple of Nagawa Tokusuke I, he received the name of Nagawa Motosuke. He learnt the art of sakusha in Kamigata.

Fall 1820: Motosuke went to Edo with his master and the actors Arashi Tokusabur˘ II, Nakamura Gennosuke I and Arashi Ryűgor˘.

11th lunar month of 1821: Motosuke worked at the Nakamuraza on the kaomise drama "Saruwaka Hisago no Gunbai".

1820s: Thanks to the patronage of the actor Arashi Kanjűr˘ I, he worked for the star Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1828: Motosuke became nimaime sakusha and worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Nakamura Jűsuke IV, Matsushima Ch˘fu I and Matsukawa H˘saku, on the kaomise drama "Mitsugi no Yuki Genji Hiiki". His yearly salary was 70 ry˘ [2].

11th lunar month of 1829: Motosuke became tatesakusha and worked at the Ichimuraza on the kaomise drama "Chijinyű Koko-ni Yorimitsu".

11th lunar month of 1832: Motosuke worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Takarada Jusuke, on the kaomise drama "Band˘ Musha Tsunagate Hajime".

Fall 1834: Motosuke went back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1834: he received directly from Kanazawa Ryűgoku I the right to take the name of Kanazawa Ryűgoku II; he worked in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai on the dramas "Kotobuki Shikisan", "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki", "Yoshitsune Koshigoej˘", "Kasane Izutsu" and "Yorokobi ďtsu Miyage".

11th lunar month of 1835: Ryűgoku worked in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai on the dramas "Suma no Miyako Genpei Tsutsuji" and "Tatematsuru Chihako no Tamamono".

11th lunar month of 1836: Ryűgoku worked in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai on the dramas "Kotobuki Shikisan", "Keisei Chigo-ga-Fuchi", "Sugata Kurabe Deiri no Minato" and "Rokkasen Hana no Irodori".

11th lunar month of 1837: Ryűgoku worked in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai on the dramas "Katakiuchi S˘zenji Baba" and "Komochi Yamanba".

11th lunar month of 1838: Ryűgoku worked Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai on the dramas "Kotobuki Shikisan", "Sanja", "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki", "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku" and "Onna Saruhiki Kadode no Hitofushi".

5th lunar month of 1841: Ryűgoku worked in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai on the dramas "Keisei Shigeshige Yawa" and "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba".

1842: Ryűgoku died in Kamigata.

Comments:

Kanazawa Ryűgoku II was a Kamigata sakusha, who was active from the beginning of the 1820s to the beginning of the 1840s. He spent 14 seasons in Edo and he was said to be better in sewamono than in jidaimono.

[1] H˘taku or Butaku ?

[2] Tsuruya Nanboku IV, the best Edo playwright, was paid 175 ry˘. Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III, the zagashira at the Ichimuraza, was paid 700 ry˘.

The name of Kanazawa Ryűgoku II in the 1835 Ky˘to hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

The Kanazawa Ryűgoku line of playwrights

 
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