what does wankyuu mean? the kanji are 椀久 have tried many Japanese dictionaries but have come up empty also are there any resources that are better than jisho and the like for looking up Japanese? thanks in advance
Checking https://kotobank.jp/word/%E6%A4%80%E4%B9%85-665997, I found the following (my attempt at translation of that page).
Full name is 椀屋久右衛門 (wanya kyuuemon). A wealthy merchant from Midomae in Osaka. Had a love affair with the prostitute Matsuyama from Shinmachi. Ended up under house arrest? (座敷牢) after a life of wild excess. Died insane in the 5th year of the Enpou era (1677). Features in kabuki plays, shamisen recitations and musical performances.
Feel free to correct me.