YAMAMURA TOMOEMON
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Yamamura Tomoemon I
 

The actor Yamamura Tomoemon I held this name from 1787 to the 6th lunar month of 1804.

Yamamura Tomoemon I playing the role of Takuma Genba in the drama "Hira-ga-Dake Yukimi no Jindate", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1795 at the Kado no Shibai

Yamamura Tomoemon II
Yamamura Tomoemon II  In Japanese | Yamamura Gizaemon  In Japanese | In Japanese | Yamamura Tomoemon II  In Japanese | Band˘ Kunigor˘ III  In Japanese | Band˘ Kuniz˘  In Japanese | Yamamura Kuniz˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Yamamura Tomoemon I, his first stage name was Yamamura Kuniz˘ and he was trained in Kamigata as a katakiyaku. He became a disciple of Band˘ Jűtar˘ and changed his name to Band˘ Kuniz˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1799. He took the name of Band˘ Kunigor˘ III during the summer of 1804 and held it for a few years. He had a a quarrel with his master and took the name of Yamamura Tomoemon II [1] during the summer of 1806. He most likely used the name of Yamamura Gizaemon for a while. He finally took back the name of Yamamura Tomoemon II in the 5th lunar month of 1830 [2]. He most likely died during the middle of the Tenp˘ era.

Yag˘ Haimy˘
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Yamamura Tomoemon II (top) performing in the drama "Katakiuchi An'eiroku", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1830 at the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai (ďsaka)

 

Notes

[1] In Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten", it was recorded that he took back the name of Yamamura Kuniz˘.

[2] 1815 according to the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database. 1830 in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" but for the first time. 1830 for the second time in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

 
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