|NAKAYAMA NANSHI II|
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry names: Isshi, Yoshio
Existence: 1790 ~ 23rd day of the 7th lunar month of 1858 
Master: Nakayama Yoshio I
Disciple: Nakayama Enshi
1790 ~ 1808: born in ďsaka. He started his career as a disciple of the actor Nakayama Yoshio I, who gave him the name of Nakayama Torakichi.
1808: Nakayama Torakichi took the name of Nakayama Azuma.
1815: Nakayama Azuma took the name of Nakayama Ittoku II; he performed in hama shibai.
1815 ~ 1818: Nakayama Ittoku II took the name of Nakayama Isshi I.
1st lunar month of 1836: premiere at the Naka no Shibai of Nishizawa Ipp˘'s drama "Hana no Ani Tsubomi no Yatsufusa" Nanshi played the roles of Tamazusa, Bansaku's wife and the servant Onaka [casting].
1st lunar month of 1838: Nanshi's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual]. The actors Nakayama Nanshi II and Nakayama Yoshio II respectively took the names of Nakayama Yoshio III and Nakayama Ittoku III at the Kado no Shibai, performing in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Sato no Funauta".
5th lunar month of 1841: Yoshio played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Okon [illustration] in the drama "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba"; the roles of Fukuoka Mitsugi and Kisuke were played by Kataoka Gad˘ II and Nakamura Shikan III. The performance was a commercial failure and some actors moved to Ky˘to.
1st lunar month of 1849: Nanshi's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was ˘-j˘-j˘-kichi (grand - superior - superior - excellent) [Visual]. He played at the Naka no Shibai the role of the courtesan Tenmaya Ohatsu in the drama "Sonezaki Shinjű"; the role of Hiranoya Tokubŕ was played by Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I.
10th lunar month of 1852: Nanshi played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Onoe in the drama "Kagamiyama Sugata no Utsushie"; the roles of Ohatsu and Iwafuji were played by Kataoka Gad˘ II and Mimasu Daigor˘ IV.
11th lunar month of 1852: Nanshi played at the Minamigawa no Shibai (Ky˘to) the role of Onoe in the drama "Tsugiawase Koshiji no Ume", which belonged to the "Kagamiyama" world; the roles of Ohatsu and Iwafuji were, just like the previous month in ďsaka, played by Kataoka Gad˘ II and Mimasu Daigor˘ IV. Nanshi also played the role of Princess Yaegaki in the drama "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘".
1st lunar month of 1857: Nanshi played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Kizue in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Ch˘ja Kagami". He also played the roles of Sasao and Otane in the drama "Igagoe". Then, he did his isse ichidai peformance, playing the role of the ghost of Murakaze in "Yukihira Isonare Matsu". Nanshi retired and opened a hair pomade shop in ďsaka, close to the Ebisu Bridge.
23rd day of the 7th lunar month of 1858  Nanshi died in ďsaka.
Nakayama Nanshi II was a popular and talented 19th century ďsaka onnagata actor, who was able to perform any kind of female role. He was considered as the last great Kamigata onnagata of the Edo period.
 The 23rd day of the 7th lunar month of the 5th year of the Ansei era was the 31st of August 1858 in the western calendar.
 The 23rd day of the 1st lunar month of the 15th year of the Bunka era was the 27th of February 1818 in the western calendar.
Nakayama Nanshi II in a print made by Utagawa Kunishige in 1849
The Nakayama Ittoku line of actors
The Nakayama Isshi line of actors
The Nakayama Yoshio line of actors
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