ICHIKAWA ARAGORď
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Aragor˘ I
 

The actor Ichikawa Aragor˘ I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1798 to the 11th lunar month of 1813.

Ichikawa Aragor˘ I playing the role of Ume˘maru in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1808 at the Kawarazakiza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Ichikawa Aragor˘ II
Ichikawa Aragor˘ II  In Japanese | Ichikawa Emiz˘  In Japanese | Ichikawa K˘z˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Ichikawa Danz˘ V, he started his career in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1818 at the Kitagawa no Shibai, where he received the name of Ichikawa K˘z˘ and performed as a koyaku. He became tachiyaku and took the name of Ichikawa Emiz˘ around 1832. He finally took the name of Ichikawa Aragor˘ II in the 11th lunar month of 1841 in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai. His rank in the 1842 Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). No record afterwards.

The name of Ichikawa Aragor˘ II in the 1842 Ky˘to hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Ichikawa Aragor˘ 2.3
Ichikawa Aragor˘  In Japanese | Ichikawa Senz˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Relationship to the Ichikawa clan unknown. His Yag˘ being Mikawaya, he was most likely a disciple of an actor, who was related to the Ichikawa Danz˘ line of actors (Ichikawa Danz˘ VI?). His first stage name was Ichikawa Senz˘. He took the name of Ichikawa Aragor˘ in 1868 but he was never acknowledged as an official holder of the name. No record afterwards.

Yag˘ Haimy˘
Mikawaya Sensh˘
Ichikawa Aragor˘ III
Ichikawa Aragor˘ III  In Japanese | Ichikawa Danjir˘ II  In Japanese
 

Born in 1833. Disciple of Ichikawa Danz˘ V, he started his career in 1840 and his first stage name was Ichikawa Danjir˘ II. He performed in miyaji shibai. He stopped acting after the death of his master. He received the patronage of the wife of the owner of the Chikugo no Shibai and was back to the Kabuki world and took the name of Ichikawa Aragor˘ III in ďsaka around 1866. He went to Edo in the 2nd lunar month of 1867, performing at the Nakamuraza in the new year drama "Gohiiki Soga Ichiza no Sakigake". He went back to ďsaka and played in the 8th lunar month of 1872 at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of T˘ma Sabur˘emon in the drama "Katakiuchi Tengajaya-mura". He died the 24th of February 1906. He was the father of Ichikawa Aragor˘ IV and the grandfather of both Ichikawa Aratar˘ II and Ichikawa Aratar˘ III.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Ichikawa Aragor˘ III in kabuki21.com.

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
Ichikawa Aragor˘ Dansh˘ Mikawaya

Ichikawa Aragor˘ III

Ichikawa Aragor˘ IV
 

The actor Ichikawa Aragor˘ IV held this name from September 1906 to May 1930.

Ichikawa Aragor˘ IV

Ichikawa Aragor˘ V
Ichikawa Aragor˘ V  In Japanese | Ichikawa Shigenosuke  In Japanese
 

Born in 1970. He graduated from the Actors Training Center of the National Theatre (13th year) and made his debut on stage in April 1996 at the Kabukiza. He became a disciple of Ichikawa Danz˘ IX in March 1999 and received the name of Ichikawa Shigenosuke in April 1999 at the National Theatre, performing in the drama "Izayoi Seishin". He passed the nadai exam in September 2012 and officially became nadai in May 2014 at the Kabukiza, where he took the name of Ichikawa Aragor˘ V (a name not holden for 84 years!).

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Mikawaya ďuchi Shigeki
 
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