|ONOE KIKUJIRď II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Baika
Existence: 1814 ~ 14 June 1875
Disciple: Onoe Kikunosuke
1814 ~ 1833: born in Kamigata, he started his career as a young disciple of Kataoka Nizaemon VII, who gave him the name of Kataoka Ichimatsu. Then, he joined the onnagata actor Nakamura Tomijűr˘ II and received the name of Nakamura Karyű I.
11th lunar month of 1832: Nakamura Karyű I took the name of Nakamura Sank˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1835: he became disciple of the star Onoe Kikugor˘ III and received the name of Onoe Kikujir˘ II at the Nakamuraza, where he played the role of Yae in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".
4th lunar month of 1836: premiere at the Moritaza of the drama "Hakkenden Uwasa no Takadono"; Kikujir˘ played the roles of Princess Fuse, the ghost of Princess Fuse, Hamaji, Ohina, Fusahachi's wife Onui, Kakutar˘'s wife Hinaginu and Princess Taema [casting].
1st lunar month of 1843: premiere at the Ichimuraza of the dance "Kashiragaki Ise Monogatari" (commonly called "Noriaibune"), which was staged within the new year drama "Kioi Uta Soga no Hanadashi"; Kikujir˘ was one of the seven dancers [more details].
4th lunar month of 1851: premiere at the Nakamuraza of the Tokiwazu-based dance "Kioi Jishi Kabuki no Hanakago", commonly called "Kioi Jishi", starring Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Band˘ Takesabur˘ I, Iwai Kumesabur˘ III and Kikujir˘.
8th lunar month of 1851: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Segawa Jok˘ III's drama "Higashiyama Sakura S˘shi" (commonly called "Sakura Giminden"); Kikujir˘ played the roles of Fuji-no-Kata and T˘go's wife Omine [casting].
1858: he took back the name of Onoe Kikujir˘ II.
1861: Kikujir˘ went back to Edo.
8th lunar month of 1861: premiere at the Moritaza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Sakura S˘shi Gonichi no Bundan", a revised version of Segawa Jok˘ III's drama "Higashiyama Sakura S˘shi"; Kikujir˘ played the roles of Oshizu-no-Kata and T˘go's wife Omine [casting].
10th lunar month of 1861: premiere at the Moritaza of Segawa Jok˘ III's drama "Z˘ho Futatsu Domoe"; Kikujir˘ played the roles of Gion no Oritsu, the keisei Fuy˘, Goemon's wife Otaki and Kawashima no Omitsu [casting].
2nd lunar month of 1866: premiere at the Moritaza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Fune-he Uchikomu Hashima no Shiranami" (commonly called "Ikake Matsu"); Kikujir˘ played the role of Bunz˘'s mekake, later Matsugor˘'s ny˘b˘ Osaki [more details].
14 June 1875: Kikujir˘ died in Edo.
Onoe Kikujir˘ II was a talented wakaonnagata, excelling in the roles of housewives in sewamono dramas. He co-starred stage giants like Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII, Ichikawa Kodanji IV or Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX.
 The 1st day of the 3rd lunar month of the 8th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 5th of April 1837 in the western calendar.
 The 24th day of the 4th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Kaei era was the 16th of May 1849 in the western calendar.
 The 13th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 2nd year of the Ansei era was the 30th of March 1855 in the western calendar.
Onoe Kikujir˘ II playing the role of Princess Takiyasha (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III in 1862)
The Nakamura Sank˘ line of actors
The Onoe Kikujir˘ line of actors
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