Jurai Takarada was a Kabuki dramatist. He wrote many dramas and romances for joruri (ballad drama). Commonly called Wahachiro. Came into prominence when his name appeared for the first time as the playwright of Ono-no-Teruzaki-Yuki-no-Akebono which was performed at Moritaza Theater (1783).
Jurai Takarada was born in 1740 in Edo (now Tokyo, Japan). Original surname: Suzuki.