|SďRYď JINROKU II|
S˘ry˘ Jinroku II
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry names: T˘gi, Kid˘, Tok˘
Existence: ??? ~ 14th day of the 8th lunar month of 1837
Disciple: S˘ry˘ Jinroku III
3rd lunar month of 1814: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Sumidagawa Hana no Goshozome", commonly called "Onna Seigen"; Giemon plays the roles of the okujochű Kirishima and the d˘shinsha Murokub˘ [more details].
11th lunar month of 1816: Kirishima Giemon I takes the name of S˘ry˘ Jinroku II at the Kawarasakiza, playing the roles of Sekihara Yoichi and ďshima Kiyű in the kaomise drama "Kiyomori Eiga no Utena", which also celebrates the shűmei of ďtani Bajű II, Sakata Hanjűr˘, Band˘ Matajűr˘ III, Ichikawa Momotar˘ I, Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ III and Ichikawa Kodanji III.
1st lunar month of 1823: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's new year sogamono drama "Yaegasumi Soga no Kumiito"; Jinroku plays the roles of Oni˘ Shinzaemon and the yoban Tarosuke [casting].
14th day of the 8th lunar month of 1837: Jinroku dies in Edo.
S˘ry˘ Jinroku II was a 19th century popular d˘kegata and hand˘gataki actor. From a cultural point of view, it is interesting to note that the expression s˘ry˘ no jinroku means "first born, least clever" in Japanese.
S˘ry˘ Jinroku II (right/seated) and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III (left/standing) playing the roles of Tsub˘ Kur˘dayű and Kurofune Chűemon in the new year drama "Satsuki no Fuji Soga Hatsuyume", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1825 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)
The S˘ry˘ Jinroku line of actors
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