Person Name Sakata Hangorō II
Alternate Names Sengoku Saroku (first adult stage name) ,
Sengoku Sajūrō (using different characters) (Earlier stage name) ,
Sankyō (Pen or literary name) ,
Sakata Hangorō (Alternate transliteration) ,
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date 1724 - 1724
Death Date May 17, 1782
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Edo (Japan) (historic name), Osaka (Japan), Kyoto (Japan)
Reference(s) Kabuki Jinmei Jiten (p.271) ,
The Actor's Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School (p.486)
Notes Character types: Arch-villains (jitsuaku). Group affiliations: Shogatsuya. Sakata Hangoro II was the eldest son of Sengoku Hikojuro, who was a student of Sengoku Hikosuke. His name was initially Sengoku Saroku; in 1742 he changed it to Sengoku Sajuro and first appeared on stage in an evil enermy role at the Ichimura Theater. In 1749 he became Sakata Hangoro II. Around 1759 he became popular by palying arch-villains (jitsuaku). In 1782 he became sick while performing at the Ichimura Theater and passed away. He was a top-ranked actor of arch-villains and popular due to his skillful performance. He was active from 1742 to 1782.

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