|ONOE KURďEMON II|
Onoe Kur˘emon II
Real name: Terashima Kiyoaki
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Sanch˘
Existence: 22 January 1922 ~ 28 March 2004
Great-grandfather: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V
Grandfather: Onoe Kikugor˘ V
Father: Onoe Kikugor˘ VI
March 1951 ~ May 1953: first long stay in the USA.
1954 ~ 1956: Kur˘emon plays in the series of movies depicting the life and deeds of the hero Miyamoto Musashi. The 3 movies are "The legend of Musashi" (1954), "Duel at Ichij˘ji Temple" (1955) and "Duel on Ganryű Island" (1956).
June ~ July 1960: Kur˘emon takes part in the first Kabuki tour in the USA [more details].
October 1963: Kur˘emon settles in Hawai and becomes teacher at the University of Hawai.
28 March 2004: Kur˘emon dies in Hawai.
Onoe Kur˘emon II made a short career as a Kabuki actor in Japan but spent most of his life in Hawai and in the USA, teaching and promoting Kabuki. Although he was not as talented as his father and grandfather, he was a good aragotoshi.
The Onoe Ukon line of actors
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