Stage names:

S˘ry˘ Jinroku II
Kirishima Giemon I

Guild: ďzakaya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry names: T˘gi, Kid˘, Tok˘

Existence: ??? ~ 14th day of the 8th lunar month of 1837


Disciple: S˘ry˘ Jinroku III


Before 1799: he was most likely born and trained in Kamigata. His first stage name is Kirishima Giemon I. There is no evidence of any relationship to the actor Kirishima Gizaemon I.

2nd lunar month of 1799: Giemon plays at the Nakamuraza the role of the r˘nin Sait˘ Gorobei in the drama "ďmiura Date no Nebiki".

6th lunar month of 1802: the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" is produced for the first time at the Kawarasakiza; Giemon plays the role of Mikawaya Giheiji [casting].

9th lunar month of 1810: Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Komochi Yamanba" is staged for the first time in Edo, at the Nakamuraza; Giemon plays the role of ďta Jűr˘ [casting].

1st lunar month of 1816: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's new year sogamono drama "Nasoraete Fujigane Soga"; Giemon plays the role of the nakama Buruhei [casting].

11th lunar month of 1816: Kirishima Giemon I takes the name of S˘ry˘ Jinroku II at the Kawarasakiza, playing the roles of Sekihara Yoichi and ďshima Kiyű in the kaomise drama "Kiyomori Eiga no Utena", which also celebrates the shűmei of ďtani Bajű II, Sakata Hanjűr˘, Band˘ Matajűr˘ III, Ichikawa Momotar˘ I, Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ III and Ichikawa Kodanji III.

3rd lunar month of 1817: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's masterpiece "Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsh˘"; Jinroku plays the roles of Nagaura and Sanukiya Kinbŕ [casting].

6th lunar month of 1830: Jinroku plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Mikawaya Giheiji in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; the role of Danshichi Kurobŕ is played by Kataoka Ichiz˘ I.

9th lunar month of 1832: Jinroku plays at the Kawarasakiza the roles of Sagisaka Bannai and Yoichibŕ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

7th lunar month of 1837: Jinroku appears on stage for the last time, at the Ichimuraza, where he plays the role of Ofuji in the drama "Sansh˘-dayű Kogane no Toridoshi".

14th day of the 8th lunar month of 1837: Jinroku dies in Edo.


S˘ry˘ Jinroku II was a 19th century popular d˘kegata and hand˘gataki actor. From a cultural point of view, it is interesting to note that the expression s˘ry˘ no jinroku means "first born, least clever" in Japanese.

S˘ry˘ Jinroku II (right/seated) and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III (left/standing) playing the roles of Tsub˘ Kur˘dayű and Kurofune Chűemon in the new year drama "Satsuki no Fuji Soga Hatsuyume", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1825 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada

The S˘ry˘ Jinroku line of actors

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