Person

Person Name Yamashita Kinsaku II
Alternate Names Nakamura Handayu (Earlier stage name) ,
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RikĊ (using two different characters for -ko) (Pen or literary name) ,
Nakamura Rikou ,
Nakamura Tomijuurou
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date 1733 - 1733
Death Date September 12, 1799
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Osaka (Japan)
Reference(s) Kabuki Jinmei Jiten (p.648) ,
The Actor's Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School (p.488)
Notes Character types: pretty boy roles (iroko); young female roles (waka onnagata). Group affiliations: Tennojiya. Yamashita Kinsanku II was a student of Nakamura Tomijuro and was called Nakamura Handayu. He first appeared on stage at the Nakamura Kumetaro Theater in Kyoto in 1747, and was adopted by Yamashita Kinsaku I and became Yamashita Kinsaku II in 1749. In 1752 he moved to Edo and performed at the Nakamura Theater. In 1755 he went back to Osaka. In 1769 he went to Edo again and became famous. He ranked as the best actor of female roles in 1779. In 1799 he last performed at the Yamashita Kamemastu Theater in August and the next month he passed away. He excelled in all female roles and was aslo a skilled haikai poet. He owned an oil shop. He was active from 1747 to 1799.

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