|YOSHIZAWA IROHA II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Yűshi
Existence: 1783 ~ 21st day of the 10th lunar month of 1819 
Great-grandfather: Yoshizawa Ayame I
Grandfather: Yoshizawa Ayame III
Father: Yoshizawa Ayame V
Disciple: Yoshizawa Enjir˘ II
Family map: the Yoshizawa Clan
1783: born in Kamigata.
1792: Enjir˘ became wakashugata.
1797: Enjir˘ became wakaonnagata.
11th lunar month of 1804: Enjir˘ became zamoto and produced at the Naka no Shibai the kaomise drama "Minoriyoshi Kane no Naruki", which starred Ichikawa Danz˘ IV, Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Arashi Sangor˘ III, Asao Kuzaemon I and Enjir˘'s father Yoshizawa Iroha I.
Fall 1805: Enjir˘ went to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1805: he took the name of Nakamura Keishi at the Kawarasakiza, performing in the drama "Ch˘ Hanagata Koi Muko Genji", which celebrated also the shűmei of Nakayama Raisuke IV. Keishi was the haimy˘ of late Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, who was the 3rd son of Keishi's great-grandfather Yoshizawa Ayame I.
1st lunar month of 1806: he took the name of Yoshizawa Yűshi at the Kawarasakiza, playing the role of the courtesan ďiso no Tora (and two others roles) in Fukumori Kyűsuke I's new year drama "Mitsu no Homare Kaikei Soga"; the role of Tora's lover Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari was played by Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III (who played 6 others roles).
3rd lunar month of 1806: Yűshi played in the same theater the role of the shiraby˘shi Yokobue in the dance-drama "Ky˘ganoko Musume D˘j˘ji", which was staged to commemorate the 20th anniversary (21st memorial service) and 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the passing away of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I and Nakamura Noshio II.
1st lunar month of 1809: Iroha's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank with Ichikawa Dannosuke III.
Summer/Fall 1810: Iroha went back to Kamigata.
7th lunar month of 1813: Iroha went to Edo to perform at the Nakamuraza.
1st lunar month of 1814: Iroha played at the Nakamuraza the role of the courtesan ďiso no Tora in the new year drama "Gohiiki Ennen Soga"; the role of Tora's lover Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari was played by Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III.
Summer 1814: Iroha went back to Kamigata.
1st lunar month of 1818: Iroha played at the Kitagawa no Shibai the roles of Chiyo and Oharu in the dramas "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" and "Oriawase Tsuzure no Nishiki". This was most likely his last stage appearance.
21st day of the 10th lunar month of 1819 : Iroha died in ďsaka.
Yoshizawa Iroha II was a Kamigata onnagata actor, who was active from the end of the 1780s to the end of the 1810s. He followed in the footsteps of his father Yoshizawa Ayame V but died before being able to take the name of Yoshizawa Ayame VI. He was an excellent dancer and excelled in keisei roles. He was better in sewamono than in jidaimono.
 The 21st day of the 10th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Bunsei era was the 8th of December 1819 in the western calendar.
 The 26th day of the 8th lunar month of the 7th year of the Bunka era was the 24th of September 1810 in the western calendar.
The Yoshizawa Enjir˘ line of actors
The Yoshizawa Iroha line of actors
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