|NAKAMURA KUMETARď II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Rich˘
Existence: 1763 ~ 9th day of the 7th lunar month of 1808 
Master: Arashi Sangor˘ II
15th day of the 7th lunar month of 1777 : Nakamura Kumetar˘ I died.
11th lunar month of 1784: Arashi Fusajir˘ took the name of Nakamura Kumetar˘ II, became zamoto and produced at the Naka no Shibai the kaomise drama "Naka ni M˘keta Otogo Kaomise", which welcomed in ďsaka the Edo stars Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV and Iwai Hanshir˘ IV.
1st lunar month of 1785: Kumetar˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki was the very unusual hakuj˘-hakuj˘-hakukichi; he shares the same rank with late Onoe Kikugor˘ I's son Onoe Ushinosuke I, who worked as a zamoto at the Kado no Shibai, the rival theater.
5th lunar month of 1785: first Kabuki adaptation of Chikamatsu Hanji's puppet theater drama "Shinpan Utazaimon", which was staged at the Naka no Shibai; Kumetar˘ played the role of Hisamatsu [casting].
2nd lunar month of 1787: Kumetar˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].
Fall 1790: Ichikawa Yaoz˘ III, Tanimura Toraz˘ and Kumetar˘ went together to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1790: Kumetar˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of the keisei Naniwazu in the kaomise drama "Sayo no Nakayama Hiiki no Tsurigane".
5th lunar month of 1794: premiere at the Kiriza of Sakurada Jisuke I's drama "Katakiuchi Noriai Banashi"; Kumetar˘ played the role of Ganryű's daughter Naminoto [more details].
8th lunar month of 1794: Kumetar˘ played at the Kiriza the role of Oyasu in the drama "Hime Komatsu Ne-no-Hi no Asobi"; the role of Shunkan was played by Ichikawa Komaz˘ III.
Fall 1794: Kumetar˘ went back to ďsaka.
2nd day of the 5th lunar month of 1803 : his master Arashi Raishi I died.
5th lunar month of 1806: tour in Nagoya.
9th day of the 7th lunar month of 1808 : Kumetar˘ died.
Nakamura Kumetar˘ II was a Kamigata onnagata actor, who was active from the beginning of the Tenmei era to the beginning of the Bunka era. The roles of onna bud˘ or kar˘'s wives were his forte. He was said to be a good actor but failed to achieve the same level of fame as Nakamura Kumetar˘ I. His final ranking in the Kamigata hy˘banki was only one little stroke below j˘-j˘-hankichi.
 The 9th day of the 7th lunar month of the 5th year of the Bunka era was the 30th of August 1808 in the western calendar.
 The 15th day of the 7th lunar month of the 6th year of the An'ei era was the 17th of August 1777 in the western calendar.
 The 2nd day of the 5th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Ky˘wa era was the 20th of June 1803 in the western calendar.
Nakamura Kumetar˘ II on the stage of the Nakamuraza in the 11th lunar month of 1790 (print made by Katsukawa Shun'ei)
The Nakamura Kumetar˘ line of actors
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