|ÔTANI HIROEMON II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry names: Banfû
Master: Ôtani Hiroemon I
Son: Ôtani Ryûzaemon II
Disciple: Ôtani Kuniji I
He started his career at an unknown date, as a disciple of Ôtani Hiroemon I, who gave him the name of Ôtani Kotosuke.
11th lunar month of 1716: he became katakiyaku and took the name of Ôtani Ryûzaemon I in at the Nakamuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Mitsudomoe Katoku Biraki", which celebrated the shûmei of Arashi Kiyosaburô II.
11th lunar month of 1745: Ôtani Ryûzaemon I and his son Ôtani Hiroshichi I respectively took the names of Ôtani Hiroemon II and Ôtani Ryûzaemon II; the father performed at the Nakamuraza and the son was at the Ichimuraza; the new Hiroemon played the role of the nyûdô Itô in the kaomise drama "Suehiro Izu Nikki", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Fujikawa Heikurô and the shûmei of Nakamura Denkurô II.
 The 19th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 6th year of the Kyôhô era was the 16th of March 1721 in the western calendar.
The Ôtani Ryûzaemon line of actors
The Ôtani Hiroemon line of actors
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