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Actor: Morita Kan'ya XI (十一代目守田勘弥)

Alternate names:
Bandō Minosuke II (二代目坂東蓑助)
Bandō Mitsugorō IV (四代目坂東三津五郎)

Lifetime: 1802 - 1863

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Biography:

Kan'ya XI held this name from 11/1850 until he died on the 18th day of the 11th lunar month of 1863. He had been adopted by Bandō Mitsugorō III (1775-1831).

Morita Kan'ya XI was both a tachiyaku actor and the zamoto of the Moritaza (from 1856 to 1863). He was tall, handsome and, as an actor, excelled in sewamono dramas. He was also a talented jitsuaku and an outstanding dancer.

In his Mitsugorō years, he was both a stage partner and a rival (for the title of Edo best tachiyaku) for Nakamura Shikan II, imitating the glorious rivalry of Bandō Mitsugorō III and Nakamura Utaemon III.