|OGINO IZABURď II|
Ogino Izabur˘ II
Other name: Gunk˘
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry names: Shoch˘, Riyű, Zek˘
Existence: 1750 ~ 3rd day of the 10th lunar month of 1829
Son: Ogino Izabur˘ III
1750 ~ 1774: born in Ky˘to. He starts his career in a troupe of children-actors led by Onoe Montar˘, performing under the stage name of Onoe T˘z˘. He spends the first years of his career playing in the precincts of temples and shrines in Kamigata (miyaji shibai). T˘z˘ becomes tachiyaku in 1770. He takes later on the names of Onoe Monzabur˘ and Onoe Monzabur˘ I at unknown dates:
Fall 1774: Monzabur˘ goes to Edo.
1781: Monzabur˘ becomes disciple of the actor Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I.
4th lunar month of 1782: his master Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I dies.
11th lunar month of 1790: Mitsugor˘ plays at the Kawarasakiza two roles in the drama "Daidan Kanjinch˘".
9th lunar month of 1796: the play "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi" is staged for the first time in Edo, simultaneously at the Kiriza and the Miyakoza; Mitsugor˘ plays the role of the yakko Sagohei in the former theater [casting].
11th lunar month of 1799: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ II takes the name of Ogino Izabur˘ II at the Ichimuraza, reviving a name not held since 2nd lunar month of 1748. The new Izabur˘ celebrates his shűmei by playing the roles of Harada Rokur˘, Yatsubashi Jirozaemon and Sano Genzaemon in the kaomise drama "Utsukushiki Yuki no Sekai". At the same time, Band˘ Minosuke I takes the name of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III at the Nakamuraza.
2nd lunar month of 1800: Namiki Gohei's drama "Gosan no Kiri" is staged for the first time in Edo, at the Ichimuraza in a somewhat different version titled "Sanmon Gosan no Kiri" instead of "Kinmon Gosan no Kiri"; Izabur˘ plays the roles of Segawa Uneme and Hanegawa Takakage [casting].
10th lunar month of 1806: Izabur˘ achieves a great success at Nakamuraza by playing the prestigious roles of Sat˘ Tadanobu and the fox Genkur˘ in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura". This is his farewell performance before going to Kamigata.
11th lunar month of 1806: Izabur˘ and his son Onoe Monzabur˘ II go to ďsaka.
12th lunar month of 1806: Izabur˘ plays the role of Onchi Sakon at the Kado no Shibai in the drama "ďsakazuki Asahi no H˘rai", which is produced by Yoshizawa Minosuke. His stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ IV, Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Nakamura Utaemon III and Nakamura Noshio III.
3rd lunar month of 1808: "Hachijin Shugo no Honj˘" is adapted for Kabuki for the first time, in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai; Izabur˘ plays the roles of Konomura Hayato, Hori Sanzaemon and ďuchi Kanja Yoshihiro [casting].
6th lunar month of 1808: tour in Nagoya for a troupe led by Kataoka Nizaemon VII, Nakayama Tomisabur˘ I, Izabur˘, Ichikawa Ichiz˘ I, Nakayama Bungor˘ I and Ichikawa Yaoz˘ IV; they perform at the Tachibana no Shibai in dramas like "Keisei Takasago no Matsu", "Futa Meoto Sarashi no Hinagata" or "Azuma Kagami Mikari no Maki".
Fall 1808: Izabur˘ goes back to Edo.
3rd lunar month of 1817: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's masterpiece "Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsh˘"; Izabur˘ plays the roles of Yamada Gunjibŕ and Awazu Rokurosaemon Toshikane [casting].
1820: Izabur˘ shaves his head, takes the name of Gunk˘ and retires from the world.
Ogino Izabur˘ II was a talented tachiyaku actor, whose forte were wagotoshi, sabakiyaku and oyajigata roles. He played an important role in the transmission of art and techniques from Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I to his son Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III.
Ogino Izabur˘ II (bottom right) and Segawa Kikusabur˘ II (top left) playing the roles of Harada Rokur˘ and Princess Tamatoyo in the drama "Utsukushiki Yuki no Sekai", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1799 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)
The Onoe Monzabur˘ line of actors
The Band˘ Mitsugor˘ line of actors
The Ogino Izabur˘ line of actors
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