ARASHI IZABURď
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Arashi Izabur˘ I
 

Born in 1766. Eldest son of Arashi Kichisabur˘ I. He started his career as a disciple of Nakamura Jűz˘ II, performing in Kamigata miyaji shibai under the name of Nakamura Daizabur˘. He joined back the Arashi clan, taking the names of Arashi Daizabur˘ II, Arashi Tokusabur˘ I and Arashi Izabur˘ I at unknown dates. He played the roles of Ishid˘ Umanoj˘ and Amakawaya Gihei in "Kanadehon Chűshingura" in the 2nd lunar month of 1823 in Ky˘to and appeared on stage for the last time in ďsaka in the 9th lunar month of 1823 at the Naka no Shibai. He fell ill afterwards and had to retire from the Kabuki world. He was a popular Kamigata tachiyaku, who reached the j˘-j˘-kichi rank in the 1st lunar month of 1823.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kanshi Mikasaya

Arashi Izabur˘ I playing the role of Ishidome Busuke in the drama "Keisei Ekiro no Ume", which was performed in the 1st lunar month of 1811 in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Rank˘sai)

Arashi Izabur˘ II
 

The actor Arashi Izabur˘ II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1841 to the 7th lunar month of 1846.

The actors Onoe Tamiz˘ II (left), Arashi Kichisabur˘ III (center) and Arashi Izabur˘ II (right) in kairaishi (a street performer), a boatman and a yamabushi roles
in a print made by Utagawa Kunisada I

Arashi Izabur˘ III
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Second son of Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, he made an obscure career at the beginning of the Meiji era.

 
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