ASAO TAMEJ█Rď II

Stage names:

Asao Tamejűr˘ II In Japanese
Asao Okujir˘ I In Japanese

Other name:

Asao Okuyama II In Japanese

Guild: Zeniya

Poetry names: Okuyama (2), Sanshi

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Existence: 1779 ~ 25th day of the 7th lunar month of 1806 [1]

Connection:

Father: Asao Tamejűr˘ I

Career:

1785: he started his career as a koyaku; his first stage name was Asao Okujir˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1791: Okujir˘ became zamoto and produced at the Kado no Shibai the kaomise drama "Keisei Shinobazu-ga-Ike". In the 12th lunar month, he produced in the same theater the drama "Hade Kurabe Ise Monogatari".

1795: Okujir˘ became tachiyaku.

1st lunar month of 1800: Okujir˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1801: Okujir˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the roles of Magohachi and Uesugi Unai in the drama "Igagoe Norikake Gappa", which was produced by Arashi Kumanosuke.

1st lunar month of 1802: Okujir˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

Summer 1803: his father Asao Tamejűr˘ I was supposed to do his isse ichidai performance at the Naka no Shibai but he suddenly fell ill.

9th lunar month of 1803: Asao Tamejűr˘ I delivered his final speech during a k˘j˘ at the Naka no Shibai; he retired from the Kabuki world.

11th lunar month of 1803: Asao Okujir˘ I took the name of Asao Tamejűr˘ II at the Naka no Shibai, playing the role of Sanada Yoichi in the kaomise drama "S˘zoku Ishibashiyama", which was produced by Fujikawa Tomokichi I and welcomed in ďsaka the actors Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III and Nakamura Daikichi I; his others main stage partners were Ichikawa Danz˘ IV, Nakayama Shinkur˘ III, Ichikawa Ichiz˘ I, Fujikawa Hachiz˘ III, Nakayama Ittoku I, Yoshizawa Iroha I, Asao Kunigor˘ III, Nakayama Bungor˘ I and Ichikawa Dannosuke III.

7th day of the 4th lunar month of 1804 [2]: his father Asao Tamejűr˘ I died in ďsaka.

1st lunar month of 1805: Tamejűr˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was one black stroke above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi [visual].

11th lunar month of 1805: Tamejűr˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Minamoto Yoshitsune in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

12th lunar month of 1805: the troupe which was at the Minamigawa no Shibai moved to ďsaka to perform the same drama, which was produced by Yamashita Tokujir˘ at the Naka no Shibai.

3rd lunar month of 1806: Tamejűr˘ appeared on stage for the last time, playing at the Naka no Shibai the role of Kamiya Jihŕ in the drama "Nobe no Kakioki", which was staged to commemorate the 2nd anniversary (3rd memorial service) of the passing away of his late father Asao Tamejűr˘ I.

25th day of the 7th lunar month of 1806 [1]: Tamejűr˘ died in Ky˘to.

Comments:

Asao Tamejűr˘ II was the promising heir of the Zeniya guild but he unfortunately died too young, at the age of 27, before achieving the same fame as his legendary father.

[1] The 25th day of the 7th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Bunka era was the 7th of September 1806 in the western calendar.

[2] The 7th day of the 4th lunar month of the 1st year of the Bunka era was the 17th of May 1804 in the western calendar.

Asao Tamejűr˘ II playing the role of yakko Ippei in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna" in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

The Asao Okuyama line of actors

The Asao Okujir˘ line of actors

The Asao Tamejűr˘ line of actors

 
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