|BANDď HIKOZAEMON II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Zenk˘, Ichien
Father: Band˘ Hikozaemon I
Master: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III
Brother: Band˘ Momotar˘ II
Adopted son: Band˘ Zenji III
Before 1784: son of Band˘ Zenji I, his first stage name was Band˘ Momotar˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1801: Band˘ Momotar˘ I took the name of Band˘ Zenji II at the Ichimuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Otoko Narikeri Onna Masakado", which celebrated the shűmei of Omegawa Ky˘jűr˘, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V and Ichikawa Komaz˘ IV; his father Band˘ Zenji I took the name of Band˘ Hikozaemon I at the Nakamuraza.
3rd lunar month of 1814: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Sumidagawa Hana no Goshozome", commonly called "Onna Seigen"; Zenji played the roles of the okujochű Tsukijino [more details].
7th lunar month of 1815: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Haji Momiji Ase no Kaomise" (commonly called "Date no Jűyaku", in English the ten roles of Date), whose plot and characters belonged to the "Meiboku Sendai Hagi" world; Zenji played the role of ďba D˘eki [casting].
1st lunar month of 1825: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's new year sogamono drama "Okuni-iri Soga Nakamura"; Zenji played the roles of Oni˘ Shinzaemon and Saboten no Zenroku [casting].
6th lunar month of 1827: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi"; Hikozaemon played the role of the anma Keimasa, later the traveller Yajirobŕ [casting].
4th lunar month of 1836: Band˘ Zenk˘ took the name of Tsukiji Zenk˘ in the same theater.
1st lunar month of 1838: he took back the name of Band˘ Hikozaemon II at the Ichimuraza, playing the roles of Kannami Tanzaemon and the zegen Bunkichi in the new year drama "Date Kurabe Zensei Soga", whose plot and characters belong to the "Meiboku Sendai Hagi" world.
1st lunar month of 1841: he took back the name of Band˘ Hikozaemon II at the Kawarasakiza, playing the roles of Hakone no Hataemon and the tedai Tokuemon in the new year drama "Koi Zum˘ Yawaragi Soga".
1842: Hikozaemon retired from the Kabuki world and spent his latter years in Yotsuya.
Band˘ Hikozaemon II was a popular and talented Edo hand˘gataki and d˘kegata actor. He was nicknamed "Tsukiji no Sensei" (Tsukiji's teacher) and his last ranking, in the 1842 Edo hy˘banki, hand˘gataki section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].
 The 18th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 11th year of the Bunsei era was the 2nd of April 1828 in the western calendar.
Band˘ Hikozaemon II portraying Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki in a print made by Utagawa Kunisada I
The Band˘ Momotar˘ line of actors
The Band˘ Zenji line of actors
The Band˘ Hikozaemon line of actors
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