Actor: Nakayama Bungorō II (二代目中山文五郎)

Alternate names:
Gan'en (poetry name - 眼猿)
Yoshio (poetry name - 由男)
Nakayama Hyakuzō I (初代中山百蔵)

Lifetime: circa 1800 - 1862

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Unknown date of birth. Nakayama Bungorō II was a Kamigata actor, who achieved fame for himself not only in the Ōsaka/Kyōto theaters but also in Edo from the end of the Tenpō era to the Kaei era. He was specialized in katakiyaku and dōkegata roles. His kōseki was highly-praised. He lost his energy and strength from the middle of the 1850s and his popularity declined as well.

This actor held this name from 11/1825 til 1862.