|SAWAMURA SďJ█Rď II|
Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II
Other name: Sawamura Tosshi II
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry names: Kion, Tosshi (2), Shozan
Blazon: the syllabic ideogram "i" in a circle [in Japanese: い]
Existence: 1713 ~ 30th day of the 8th lunar month of 1770 
Master: Tomizawa Montar˘ I
Adoptive father: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I
1713 ~ 1733: born in Ky˘to. He starts his career as a disciple of Tomizawa Montar˘ I, who gives him the name of Tomizawa Ch˘nosuke.
Fall 1733: he goes to Edo.
1737: Takenaka Utagawa takes the name of Takinaka Utagawa.
11th lunar month of 1746: Shirogor˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of the Hachiman Tar˘ (the enemy of the Abe brothers) in the kaomise drama "ďtorii Gojűshigun"; the roles of the rebels Abe no Sadat˘ and Abe no Munet˘ are played by Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II and Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ I.
1749: Shirogor˘ is adopted by Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ III.
1st lunar month of 1756: his adoptive father Suketakaya Takasuke I dies.
4th lunar month of 1756: S˘jűr˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of the villain Ikyű in the drama "Sukeroku", sharing the stage with Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV (Sukeroku) and Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I (Agemaki).
3rd lunar month of 1761: S˘jűr˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of the villain Ikyű in the drama "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura". His stage partners are Ichimura Kamez˘ I (Sukeroku), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV (the shirozake seller Shinbŕ) and Segawa Kikunoj˘ II (the courtesan Agemaki).
8th lunar month of 1768: S˘jűr˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the roles of Matsu˘maru and Kakuju in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami". His stage partners in the roles of Kan Sh˘j˘, Ume˘maru, Sakuramaru and Matsu˘maru's wife Chiyo are Ichimura Uzaemon IX, Band˘ Matatar˘ IV, Sanogawa Ichimatsu II and Azuma T˘z˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1769: S˘jűr˘ goes to Kamigata and plays in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Asahimaru Genji Kagami", which is produced by Onoe Kumesuke and celebrates the shűmei of Nakamura Shingor˘ II.
Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II, who started and ended his career in Kamigata, was a talented tachiyaku and katakiyaku of the H˘reki and Meiwa eras. He was able to play in both jidaimono and sewamono, excelling in bud˘goto and jitsuaku roles.
 The 30th day of the 8th lunar month of the 7th year of the Meiwa era was the 18th of October 1770 in the western calendar.
Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II portraying Ono Sadakur˘ ("Kanadehon Chűshingura") in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)
The Sawamura Tosshi line of actors
The Sawamura S˘jűr˘ line of actors
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