The Old Line
Onoe Ukon I
Onoe Ukon I  In Japanese

Born in 1658. He was a disciple of Onoe Taganoj˘ I and his only recorded stage name was Onoe Ukon I. He was performing as a wakaonnagata in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1698. He played in the 1st lunar month of 1700 the role of the keisei Komondo in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Keisei Guzei no Fune", which was produced by Sakata T˘jűr˘ I at Miyako Mandayű's theater. He went to Edo in Fall 1711 and played in the 11th lunar month of 1711 at the Yamamuraza the role of Senju-no-Mae in the kaomise drama "Shida Konjiki no Uroko". He went back to Kamigata in Fall 1716. His last-recorded stage performance occurred in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai, where he played one role in the drama "Kokusen'ya Gassen". He died the same year. He was ranked (shiro)j˘ (almost superior) in the 1st lunar month of 1717 ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section [visual]. He was the master of Onoe Kikugor˘ I's master Onoe Samon.

Onoe Ukon I playing the role of Osen in the kaomise drama "Ch˘ Hanagata Sangoku no Mukoiri", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1716 at the Naka no Shibai

Onoe Ukon II
Onoe Ukon II  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Onoe Ukon I, he most likely took the name of Onoe Ukon II at the end of the 1710s, after the death of his master. He performed in the 11th lunar month of 1720 in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater as a wakaonnagata iroko. He made his last-recorded appearance on stage in the 11th lunar month of 1724 in Ky˘to, playing the role of Okuri in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri Miyako no Shimadai", which was produced by the zamoto Ogino Umenosuke at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater. We don't know what happened to him afterwards.

Onoe Ukon II (left) and Yamashita Kamenoj˘ I (right) playing the roles of the musume Omiya and the keisei Wakoku in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei T˘yama Matsu", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1721 in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater

The New Line
Onoe Ukon I

The actor Onoe Kur˘emon II held the name of Onoe Ukon I from May 1926 to September 1940.

Onoe Ukon I

Onoe Ukon II

The actor Onoe Ukon II is the current holder of the name since January 2005.

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