|KATAOKA HIDETARÔ II|
Real name: Kataoka Yoshihito
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Existence: 13 September 1941 ~ 23 May 2021
Father: Kataoka Nizaemon XIII
Adopted son: Kataoka Ainosuke VI
November 1966: opening ceremony of the National Theatre in Tôkyô with the full length performance of the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; Hidetarô played the role of Princess Kariya [casting].
May 1973: revival at the National Theatre of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Horikawa Nami no Tsuzumi" to commemorate the 249th anniversary (250th memorial service) of the playwright; Hidetarô played the role of Ofuji [casting].
24 March 1999: Hidetarô was tied up and robbed by three people who broke into his home in Suita, Ôsaka Prefecture. The three thieves threatened the 57-year-old actor with a knife and robbed him of about 300,000 JPY. Hidetarô was fortunately uninjured.
October 2014: the October Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza commemorated the 26th anniversary (27th memorial service) and the 2nd anniversary (3rd memorial service) of late Nakamura Kanzaburô XVII and late Nakamura Kanzaburô XVIII [more details].
September 2019: Hidetarô received, as Kabuki wakiyaku actor, the prestigious title of Living National Treasure (Ningen Kokuhô in Japanese).
23 May 2021: Hidetarô died in his home in the city of Suita.
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The Kataoka Hidetarô line of actors
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