|BANDď JUSABURď II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Ganshi
Existence: 1857 ~ 1 April 1889
Elder brother: Band˘ Jutar˘ III
Master: Nakamura Jakuemon I
Son: Band˘ Jusabur˘ III
Disciple: Band˘ H˘saku
1857 ~ 1871: born in Kamigata. He joined at an early age a troupe of children-actors (kodomo shibai) performing in the precincts of shrines and temples (miyaji shibai). His master Nakamura Jakuemon I gave him the name of Nakamura Koshiba at an unknown date.
18th day of the 8th lunar month of 1871 : his master Nakamura Jakuemon I died.
1st lunar month of 1872: Nakamura Koshiba took the name of Band˘ Shibaz˘ II in ďsaka at the Tenma no Shibai, playing in the drama "Sh˘chikubai Tsubomi no Ishizue", which was produced by Arashi T˘kiz˘.
31st of August 1873: his brother Band˘ Jutar˘ III died.
September 1873: Band˘ Shibaz˘ took the name of Band˘ Jusabur˘ II in ďsaka at the Chikugo no Shibai.
February 1877: Jusabur˘ played at the Naka no Shibai (ďsaka) the role of the yakko Mitahei in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi".
January 1880: Jusabur˘ played at the Ebisuza (ďsaka) the roles (in alternance with Arashi Gansh˘) of En'ya Hangan, K˘ no Moron˘, Hayano Kanpei, Ichimonjiya Saibŕ, Ono Sadakur˘ and Yuranosuke in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
November 1880: Jusabur˘ played at the Naka no Shibai (ďsaka) the roles of Shizuka Gozen and Sagami Gor˘ in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"; his 2 main stage partners were Nakamura Ganjir˘ I and Arashi Sangor˘ VI.
June 1881: Jusabur˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Yosabur˘ in the drama "Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi"; the role of Otomi was played by Nakamura Ganjir˘ I.
March 1883: Jusabur˘ played at the Naka no Shibai (ďsaka) the roles of Hayano kampei, Ran-no-Kata and Yazama Jűtar˘ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; the role of Okaru was played by Nakamura Ganjir˘ I.
November 1886: Jusabur˘ played at the Kado no Shibai (ďsaka) the roles of Masaoka, Date Gekizaemon and Katakura Kojűr˘ in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi"; the roles of Yashio and Hosokawa Katsumoto were played by Nakamura Ganjir˘ I.
January 1887: Jusabur˘ played in K˘be at the Daikokuza the role of Shizuka Gozen in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"; the role of Tadanobu was played by Ichikawa Udanji I.
January 1888: Jusabur˘ played at the Kado Gekij˘ (ďsaka) the roles of Yakushiji Jirozaemon, Okaru, Tonase and Shioda Matanoj˘ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; the roles of Yuranosuke, Hayano Kanpei, Teraoka Heiemon and Kakogawa Honz˘ were played by Ichikawa Udanji I, Nakamura Ganjir˘ I, Nakamura Jakuemon II and Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ III.
March 1889: Jusabur˘ appeared on stage for the last time, in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai, where he performed in the drama "Nezu Gongen Chűshi no Isaoshi".
1 April 1889: Jusabur˘ died.
Band˘ Jusabur˘ II was a popular Kamigata actor, able to play almost any kind of roles: jitsuaku, wagoto, wakaonnagata, bud˘goto or aragoto. He spent all his short career in Kamigata theaters. Unfortunately he died young at the age of 32.
 The 18th day of the 8th lunar month of the 4th year of the Meiji era was the 2nd of October 1871 in the western calendar.
Band˘ Jusabur˘ II playing the role of Hayano Kanpei in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"
The Band˘ Jusabur˘ line of actors
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