|ICHIMURA YOSHIGORď II|
Real name: Ichimura Yoshinao
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Existence: 18 January 1918 ~ 17 February 2010
Great-great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku I
Great-grandfather: Kataoka Nizaemon VIII
Grand-father: Kataoka Nizaemon X
Father: Kataoka Nizaemon XII
Adoptive father: Ichimura Uzaemon XV
Sons: Ichimura Kakitsu IX, Ichimura Isao
December 1922: he made his first appearance on stage, in ďsaka at the Tenma Yachiyoza, where he received the name of Kataoka Yoshinao and played the role of Santa in the drama "Mikazuki Jirokichi".
December 1940: he was adopted by Ichimura Uzaemon XV.
6 May 1945: his adoptive father Ichimura Uzaemon XV died.
February 1946: Ichimura Kakitsu VII and Ichimura Matasabur˘ II took at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘ the respective names of Ichimura Uzaemon XVI and Ichimura Kakitsu VIII; the new Kakitsu played the role of Yawata no Sabur˘ in the drama "Kotobuki Soga no Taimen".
16 March 1946: his father Kataoka Nizaemon XII was assassinated by a robber in his T˘ky˘ home.
October 1967: Ichimura Kakitsu VIII and his elder son Ichimura Hisashi took at the Kabukiza the respective names of Ichimura Yoshigor˘ II and Ichimura Kakitsu IX ; the new Yoshigor˘ played the roles of Ariwara no Narihira and a young house wife in "Narihira Azuma Kagami" and "Shiki".
17 February 2010: Yoshigor˘ died in T˘ky˘.
Ichimura Yoshigor˘ II was a retired actor who spent his career as a supporting tachiyaku. He was also a talented photographer and has published a book of his Kabuki photographs.
There were two ways to "count" the Ichimura Kakitsu line of actor and, as a consequence, you may find Ichimura Kakitsu VIII referenced in some documents as the sixteenth of the line.
There was no Ichimura Yoshigor˘ I but the famous Edo actor Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III held the name of Ichimura Kichigor˘ I at the beginning of his career ("Yoshi" and "Kichi" were 2 different readings for the same ideogram).
 Yoshigor˘'s son Ichimura Isao quickly stopped acting to become a Kiyomoto musician named Kiyomoto Yoshiedayű.
The mon of Ichimura Yoshigor˘ II
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