|ONOE TAMIZď II|
Onoe Tamiz˘ II
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry names: Matsu˘, Sh˘ch˘, Nich˘
Existence: 1799 ~ 2 March 1886
Father-in-law: Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I
1799: born in Ky˘to. He is the son of Kameemon, a Kabuki hairdresser (tokoyama).
1810: he starts his career as a disciple of Segawa Senjo and receives the name of Segawa Waichi.
1820: he joins Nakamura Utaemon III, who gives him the name of Nakamura Waichi. He leaves after his second master a few months for a third one, the Edo star Onoe Kikugor˘ III on tour in ďsaka. The two actors go together to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1820: Nakamura Waichi takes the name of Onoe Tamiz˘ II at the Kawarasakiza.
7th lunar month of 1821: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Tamamo-no-Mae Kumoi no Hareginu", which mixes the sekai of Gion no Ny˘go, the Two Shinbŕ ("Ninin Shinbŕ") and Tamamo-no-Mae; Tamiz˘ plays the roles of the toneri Kishi˘ and the sarumawashi Yamadani no Sansaku [more details].
1823: Tamiz˘ goes back to Kamigata.
5th lunar month of 1841: Tamiz˘ goes back to Edo, playing 8 roles in the drama "Ura Omote Senbon Zakura", which is staged at the Nakamuraza.
5th lunar month of 1843: Tamiz˘ plays at the Kado no Shibai the roles of T˘ma Sabur˘emon, K˘emon and Hayase Iori in the drama "Tengajaya-mura", produced by the zamoto Onoe Waichi; his stage partners are ďtani Tomoemon IV (Motoemon) and Nakamura Kashichi III (Hayase Genjir˘).
7th lunar month of 1843: Tamiz˘ plays at the Minamigawa no Shibai the roles of K˘emon and Hayase Iori in the drama "Tengajaya-mura"; his stage partners are ďtani Tomoemon IV (T˘ma Sabur˘emon, Motoemon) and Onoe Umez˘ (Hayase Genjir˘).
8th lunar month of 1848: tour in Nagoya with his master; the two actors play respectively under the names of ďkawa Hashiz˘ I and ďkawa Hachiz˘.
4th lunar month of 1849: his master ďkawa Hashiz˘ I dies.
1850: he goes back to ďsaka and takes back the name of Onoe Tamiz˘ II.
1st lunar month of 1858: Tamiz˘ plays at the Naka no Shibai (ďsaka) the role of the king of thieves Ishikawa Goemon in the drama "Keisei Setsugekka", commonly called "Ishikawa-zome"; his stage partner in the role of Mashiba Hisayoshi, sworn enemy of Ishikawa Goemon is Arashi Kichisabur˘ III.
10th lunar month of 1859: Tamiz˘ plays at the Kado no Shibai (ďsaka) the roles of Tadanobu and the fox Genkur˘ in the michiyuki and the "Shi-no-Kiri" scene of the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura", produced by the zamoto Nakamura Takemaru. His stage partners are Arashi Rikaku II (Shizuka Gozen) and Mimasu Baisha I (Yoshitsune, Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan).
2nd day of the 3rd lunar month of 1865: his younger son Ichikawa Ichiz˘ III dies.
22 October 1878: his elder son Onoe Sh˘kaku I dies.
November 1885: Tamiz˘ appears on stage for the last time, in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai, performing in a dance celebrating the rebuilding of the theater.
2 March 1886: Tamiz˘ dies.
Onoe Tamiz˘ II was a great and popular kaneru yakusha, excelling in quick costums changes (hayagawari) and ghost plays. His three masters were 3 of the most important actors in Kabuki history and, thanks to his amazingly long-spanned career, he played an important role in the transmission of the art of Kabuki from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji era.
Onoe Tamiz˘ II in the drama "Kamakura Sandaiki"
The Onoe Tamiz˘ line of actors
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