ďtani Ryűzaemon I

The actor ďtani Hiroemon II held the name of ďtani Ryűzaemon I from the 11th lunar month of 1716 to 1745.

ďtani Ryűzaemon I performing as a katakiyaku in the 11th lunar month of 1739 at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Miyakozome Kaoru Hachinoki"

ďtani Ryűzaemon II
ďtani Ryűzaemon II  In Japanese | ďtani Hiroshichi I  In Japanese | ďtani Fukutar˘  In Japanese

Date of birth unknown. Son of ďtani Ryűzaemon I, he made his debut as a child-actor in the 11th lunar month of 1732 at the Moritaza, where he received the name of ďtani Fukutar˘. He took the name of ďtani Hiroshichi I in 1739 and became katakiyaku in the 1st lunar month of 1743. He took the name of ďtani Ryűzaemon II in the 11th lunar month of 1745 at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Nabari Hachir˘ in the kaomise drama "Onna Kusunoki Yosooi Kagami", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata star Yoshizawa Ayame II. He played in the 2nd lunar month of 1749 at the Moritaza the roles of K˘ no Moron˘, Ono no Sadakur˘ and ďta Ry˘chiku in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura". This was one of his last stage performances for he died in Edo the 26th of the 11th lunar month of 1749. His haimy˘ was Kinshű and he was the master of ďtani Hiroshichi II. His tombstone was located in the precincts of the J˘shinji Temple in the district of Fukagawa.

ďtani Ryűzaemon II (the bearded bandit) and Arashi Otohachi I (the old man) playing the roles of Sadakur˘ and Yoichibŕ in the 5th act of the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in the 2nd lunar month of 1749 at the Moritaza

ďtani Ryűzaemon III
ďtani Ryűzaemon III  In Japanese | Shibazaki Rinzaemon IV  In Japanese | Arashi Kichiemon  In Japanese | Arashi Kichijűr˘  In Japanese | Arashi Daijűr˘  In Japanese | Ichikawa Taijűr˘  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. His first stage name was Ichikawa Taijűr˘. He became disciple of Arashi Kichisabur˘ III and received the name of Arashi Daijűr˘. His next stage names in ďsaka were Arashi Kichijűr˘ and Arashi Kichiemon. He took the name of Shibazaki Rinzaemon IV in 1870 and held it for a few years only. We don't known his relationship to the ďtani clan. He took the name of ďtani Ryűzaemon III in the 1st lunar month of 1872 at the Chikugo no Shibai, playing 3 roles in the new year drama "Keisei Soga Susono no Homare". He was active in Kamigata up to 1883. He was a good katakiyaku actor, but was also appreciated in jitsugoto, hand˘gataki or oyajigata roles.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kij˘ Akashiya, Kawachiya
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