Person Name Ichikawa Yaozō II
Alternate Names Shunsui ,
Toyotake Kamon (narrative chanter name) ,
Dennojō (Childhood name) ,
Nakamura Denzō (first adult stage name) ,
Toyotake Izumidayū (narrative chanter name) ,
Ichikawa Yaozou ,
(Pen or literary name)
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date 1735 - 1735
Death Date July 3, 1777
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Edo (Japan) (historic region)
Reference(s) Kabuki Jinmei Jiten (p.115) ,
The Actor's Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School (p.479)
Notes Character types: Arch-villains (jitsuaku); wagoto; jitsugoto; aragoto. Group affiliations: Tachibanaya; Horaiya; Yoshimuraya. Ichikawa Yaozo II was initially a narrative chanter, under the names Toyotake Izumidayu (Toyotake Kamon). In 1751 he became a student of Nakamura Denkuro and took the name Nakamura Denzo, then worked at the Morita Theater in Edo. In 1761 he married Ichikawa Yaozo I's sister. Two years later he became a student of Ichikawa Danjuro IV and took the name Ichikawa Yaozo II. He became very popular, especially among women, and it is said that when he played the role of Sukeroku, young women took the water in which he put himself and drank it at home. He was active from 1751 to 1777.

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1769Mar03, Nakamura Theater, Ato kyogen Kiyomizu dera no seigen ,
1769Jan15, Nakamura Theater, Soga moyo aigo no wakamatsu
Representations of person in components 1003132, 1003107, 1003185