|YAMATOYA JINB╩ II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Existence: ??? ~ 10th day of the 1st lunar month of 1704 
(Adopted ?) father: Yamatoya Jinbŕ I
Sons: Yamatoya Jinbŕ III, Yamatoya Jinnosuke
Nephew: Mizuki Tatsunosuke I
17th day of the 5th lunar month of 1683: the courtesan Yamatoya Ichinoj˘ and her lover Goze no Ch˘emon committed suicide together in ďsaka. This event caused quite a stir and three ďsaka theaters decided to capitalize on the situation by simultaneously producing the first shinjűmono of Kabuki history [more details]. Jinbŕ produced this shinjűmono, starring the actors Murakami Ichinoj˘ and Yamashita Hanzaemon I in the roles of the courtesan and her lover.
1691: Jinbŕ produced in Ky˘to the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Sakaotoshi", in which he played the role of Kagekiyo.
11th lunar month of 1693: Jinbŕ played the role of Iwata Hiranoj˘ in the drama "Hako Denju", which was produced in Ky˘to by Murayama Heiemon III; his stage partners were Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I, Tomizawa Samanosuke, Otowa Katsunoj˘, Uemura Takenoj˘ and Onoe Taganoj˘ I.
9th lunar month of 1694: Jinbŕ played in the same theater the role of Satsuma-no-Kami Tadanori in the drama "Kumagai Nagori no Sakazuki".
1st lunar month of 1700: Jinbŕ produced in Ky˘to the drama "Keisei Zen no Tsuna", in which he played the roles of Hiy˘ Jinshichi and Fukuyama Toranoj˘. The line-up included the actors Yoshizawa Ayame I, Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, Hayakawa Hatsuse, Onoyama Ujiemon, Onogawa Ugenji, Takenaka Kiyonosuke, Matsunaga Rokuroemon, Sugiyama Kanzaemon I and Fujimoto Heijűr˘.
1st lunar month of 1701: Jinbŕ produced in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the drama "Keisei Sagano no Hara", in which he played the role of Itoyanagi Sanz˘. The line-up included the actors Sakata T˘jűr˘ I, Yoshizawa Ayame I, Mizuki Tatsunosuke I, Shinozuka Jirozaemon, Segawa Takenoj˘ I, Takashima Onoe and Fujimoto Heijűr˘.
7th lunar month of 1702: Jinbŕ played the role of Furuteya Hachirobŕ in the drama "Yotsubashi Mitsusegawa", which was produced in ďsaka by Iwai Hanshir˘ II.
1st lunar month of 1703: Jinbŕ played the role of Himemaru Nuinosuke in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Keisei Mitsu no Kuruma", which was produced in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater by his son Yamatoya T˘kichi.
1st lunar month of 1704: Jinbŕ played in the same theater the role of Urashima Tarosuke in the drama "Musume Ch˘ja Hagoita no Eawase".
10th day of the 1st lunar month of 1704 : Jinbŕ suddenly died.
Yamatoya Jinbŕ II was both an actor and a nadai, who made a successful career in the cities of Ky˘to and ďsaka. His fields of excellence were wagoto, nuregoto, yatsushigoto and bud˘goto. He was also a pioneer in the use of ropp˘.
Two of his brothers were famous Buddhist priests.
 The 10th day of the 1st lunar month of the 17th year of the Genroku era was the 14th of February 1704 in the western calendar.
Yamatoya Jinbŕ II in an ilustration from the book "Kokon Shibai Irokurabe Hyakunin Isshu" (1st lunar month of 1693)
The Yamatoya Jinbŕ line of actors and theater managers
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