Poetry name: Kanga
Existence: 1740 ~ 17th day of the 8nd lunar month of 1796 
Disciple: Takarada H˘rai
1740: born in Edo. His real name was Suzuki Wahachir˘. Later, he was called Kinnosuke.
1782: disciple of Masuyama Kinpachi I, his first pen name was Geki Shinsen I.
1784: he became disciple of Nakamura Jűsuke II and took the name of Takarada Jurai.
11th lunar month of 1784: Jurai worked for the tatesakusha Segawa Jok˘ I at the Kiriza on the kaomise drama "Jűni Hitoe Komachi Zakura". Premiere of the Nagauta-based dance-drama "Ky˘ran Kumoi no Sode" . Premiere of the dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no seki no To" [casting].
3rd lunar month of 1785: Jurai worked in the same theater on the drama "Edo Jitate Danshich-jima", whose plot and characters belonged to the "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" world.
7th lunar month of 1785: Jurai worked in the same theater on the drama "Chiyo no Hajime Ondo no Sedo".
8th lunar month of 1786: Jurai worked in the same theater on the drama "Mitsugimono Shinoda no Dekiaki". No record afterwards.
17th day of the 8nd lunar month of 1796 : Jurai died in Edo.
 The 17th day of the 8nd lunar month of the 8th year of the Kansei era was the 18th of September 1796 in the western calendar.
 This dance-drama is still in the Kabuki repertoire and its common title is "Nakaz˘ Ky˘ran".
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