Band˘ Hikojűr˘ I
Band˘ Hikojűr˘ I  In Japanese | Band˘ Tsuruz˘ I  In Japanese

Born in 1842. He started his career as a disciple of Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV, performing under the name of Band˘ Tsuruz˘ I. He took the name of Band˘ Hikojűr˘ I at an unknown time. This minor actor excelled in jitsuaku roles. He was also a mainstay at the Kish˘za during the 1870s. He died in T˘ky˘ the 4th of July 1893. He was the father of Band˘ Hikojűr˘ II.

Honmy˘ Yag˘
Watanabe ??? Otowaya

Band˘ Hikojűr˘ I playing the role of Kond˘ Noborinosuke in the drama "Kiwametsuki Banzui Ch˘bŕ", which was staged in August 1887 at the Chitoseza (print made by Utagawa Kunimasa IV)

Band˘ Hikojűr˘ II
Band˘ Hikojűr˘ II  In Japanese | Band˘ Tsurunosuke II  In Japanese | Band˘ Tsuruz˘ II  In Japanese | Band˘ Otomaru  In Japanese

Born in 1860. Son of Band˘ Hikojűr˘ I, he started his career as a child-actor in 1865, performing under the name of Band˘ Otomaru. He received the names of Band˘ Tsuruz˘ II and Band˘ Tsurunosuke II at unknown times. He finally took the name of Band˘ Hikojűr˘ II in October 1915 but held this name only for a few years as he died in 1918. This koshibai actor was the father of Band˘ Takesabur˘ III, Onoe Kikujir˘ IV and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ IV.

Honmy˘ Yag˘
Watanabe Fusanosuke Otowaya
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