Born the 10th of March 1895 in Shizuoka Prefecture.
He made his debut on stage in October 1900, in Ky˘to at the Ky˘gokuza, where he received the name of Seki Rikio and played a kamuro role in the drama "Ishii Tsuneemon".
He became a disciple of Band˘ Hikojűr˘ II in April 1911 and received the name of Band˘ Ukaku. He took the name of Band˘ Jűzabur˘ II in October 1919 at the Engiza.
He officially became nadai and celebrated it in September 1921 at the Imperial Theater, where he took the name of Band˘ Takejaku II.
He appeared on stage for the last time in November 1969 at the Kabukiza, where he played the roles of Otsume and a daimy˘ in "Sono Kouta Yume mo Yoshiwara" and "Soga no Taimen" .
He suddenly died the 13th of November 1969. Before WW2, he was a mainstay in koshibai venues, like the Kotobukiza in Honjo.
After WW2 and the destruction of all theaters, he founded in 1950 a troupe with Band˘ Tsuruz˘ IV, Ichikawa Monzabur˘ III, Matsumoto Komanosuke, Ichikawa Fukunosuke III, Kataoka Uemon II or Sawamura Komondo IV . This troupe was the Katabamiza.
They regularly performed at the Sumida Gekij˘, a small theater located at the 6th floor the Matsuya Department Store in Asakusa, or on the 7th floor of the ďji Department Store.
After the closure of the Sumida Gekij˘ and the end of the Katabamiza in August 1969, along with Ichikawa Monzabur˘ III, he spent the last year of his career in ˘shibai.
Band˘ Takejaku II, who was able to perform a wide range of roles as an onnagata or a tachiyaku,
was the last koshibai zagashira.
He was recorded as playing the difficult roles of Sodehagi and Sadat˘ in the drama "Sodehagi Saimon" in July 1953,
March 1960 and December 1962.
 These dramas were staged to celebrate the shűmei of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ X.
 Others Katabamiza actors were Ichikawa Joen, Ichikawa Tsurunosuke, Onoe Asanosuke, Sawamura Jűjir˘, Sawamura Kisabur˘, Ichikawa Momonosuke and Sawamura Kameoto.