Mimasu Tokujirô I

The actor Mimasu Tokujirô I held this name from 1758 to the 8th lunar month of 1812.

Mimasu Tokujirô I in a print made by Katsukawa Shunkô

Mimasu Tokujirô II
Mimasu Tokujirô II  In Japanese | Mimasu Daijirô  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Mimasu Tokujirô I, his first stage name was Mimasu Daijirô. He served his apprenticeship with his father in Kyôto or Ôsaka and made his debut as a zamoto in the 11th lunar month of 1797, producing in Ôsaka at the Wakadayű no Shibai the kaomise drama "Hanekonda Uma no Kaomise". He was also called Bandô Daijirô after the death of his father in 1812 but this was not his official stage name. He performed most of the times in miyaji shibai. He was finally allowed to take the name of Mimasu Tokujirô II in 1816. He travelled to Edo along with Mimasu Daigorô III in Summer 1816. He was recorded in the 1817 Edo hyôbanki, tachiyaku section. His ranking was jô-jô-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. No record afterwards.

The name of Mimasu Tokujirô II in the 1817 Edo hyôbanki (the zone within the red box)

Others actors are, from left to right, Suketakaya Kingorô, Bandô Hikosaburô IV, Mimasu Daigorô III and Bandô Jűtarô

[1] In Nojima Jusaburô's book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten", it was written that the actor Mimasu Tanin V held the name of Mimasu Tokujirô III. In the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran", we could not find any reference to Mimasu Tokujirô III and the Mimasu Tokujirô line of actors was limited to two actors. We've decided to stay in line with the "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran" as there is no Mimasu Tokujirô III in the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database as well.

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