Takenaka Kichisaburô I
Takenaka Kichisaburô I  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was the son of the famous dancer Ebisuya Kichirobê. He was trained by his father and performed in 1686 in Kyôto as a wakaonnagata actor. His rank in "Yarô Tachiyaku Butai Ôkagami" was (superior) [visual]. He shared this ranking with Araki Yojibê I (zamoto), Yamashita Hanzaemon I, Nakamura Kazuma II, Suzuki Heizaemon I, Uemura Kichiya II, Takenaka Kichisaburô I, Fujita Koheiji I and Karamatsu Kasen. He performed as a wakaonnagata actor in Kyôto in 1687 for the zamoto Iwamoto Gonzaburô. No record afterwards. This early days onnagata actor was said to excel in nuregoto and yatsushigoto. He was also a good musician.

Takenaka Kichisaburô I in "Yarô Tachiyaku Butai Ôkagami"

Takenaka Kichisaburô II
Takenaka Kichisaburô II  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. Relationship to Takenaka Kichisaburô I unknown. He was recorded for the first time when he performed in the 1st lunar month of 1711 the role of a koshimoto in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Kuhonji Jôdo", which was staged in Kyôto. He settled in Edo in the winter of 1712, playing at the Ichimuraza the role of Yûhi-no-Mae in the new year sogamono drama "Soga Kantan no Makura". He played in the 11th lunar month of 1717 at the Nakamuraza the role of Fujigae in the kaomise drama "Hachinoki Hônen Mitsugimono". No record afterwards.

The name of Takenaka Kichisaburô II in the 1718 Edo hyôbanki (the zone within the red box)

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