|ONOE KURďEMON II|
Real name: Terashima Kiyoaki
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Sanch˘
Existence: 22 January 1922 ~ 28 March 2004
Great-grandfather: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V
Grandfather: Onoe Kikugor˘ V
Father: Onoe Kikugor˘ VI
22 January 1922: born in T˘ky˘.
March 1951 ~ May 1953: first long stay in the USA.
1954 ~ 1956: Kur˘emon played the role of the priest Takuan in the series of 3 movies directed by Inagaki Hiroshi depicting the life and deeds of the hero Miyamoto Musashi (played by the star Mifune Toshir˘). The 3 movies were "Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto" (1954), "Samurai II: Duel at Ichij˘ji Temple" (1955) and "Samurai III: Duel on Ganryű Island" (1956).
June ~ July 1960: Kur˘emon took part in the first Kabuki tour in the USA [more details].
October 1963: Kur˘emon settled in Hawai and became teacher at the University of Hawai.
February 1989: Kur˘emon appeared on stage for the last time, in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza with the Onoe Kikugor˘ Gekidan, where he played the roles of Kiritsubo and Tadanobu Rihei in the drama "Genji Monogatari Emaki" and the shibai mae "Kasane ďgi Yukari no Ekurabe" .
28 March 2004: Kur˘emon died in Hawai.
Onoe Kur˘emon II made a short career as a Kabuki actor in Japan but spent most of his life in Hawai and in the USA, teaching and promoting Kabuki. Although he was not as talented as his father and grandfather, he was said to be a good aragotoshi.
 These dramas were part of a program celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Onoe Kikugor˘ Gekidan.
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