|ICHIKAWA ARAGORď IV|
Real name: Ichikawa Nanzabur˘
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Poetry name: Shigan
Existence: 6th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1861  ~ 17 May 1930
Father: Ichikawa Aragor˘ III
6th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1861 : born in ďsaka, near the Sakurabashi bridge in D˘jima.
10th lunar month of 1869: first stage appearance, at the Inari Shibai in ďsaka, where he played the role of K˘emon's son K˘matsu in the drama "Tengajaya".
1875: Ichikawa Nanzabur˘ took the name of Ichikawa Aratar˘ I.
May 1882: Aratar˘ played at the Takashimaza (ďsaka) the roles of Adachi Motoemon and Ky˘ya Mansuke in the drama "Tengajaya"; the roles of Hayase Iori and T˘ma Sabur˘emon were played by Nakamura Ganjir˘ I and Matsuo Ennosuke.
24th February 1906: his father Ichikawa Aragor˘ III died.
September 1907: Ichikawa Aratar˘ I and his son Ichikawa Yasutar˘ took the names of Ichikawa Aragor˘ IV and Ichikawa Aratar˘ II in ďsaka at the Bentenza; the new Aragor˘ played the roles of Mitsuhide and Tokuemon in "My˘shinji" and "Asagao Nikki".
5th December 1925: his son Ichikawa Aratar˘ II died.
17th May 1930: Aragor˘ died in ďsaka.
Ichikawa Aragor˘ IV was a katakiyaku actor, who made all his career in Kamigata koshibai from the beginning of the Meiji era to the beginning of the Sh˘wa era. His most famous performances were in roles like Ikuta Denhachir˘ ("Katakiuchi S˘zenji Baba"), Tatara Shind˘zaemon ("Imorizake"), Tonbŕ ("Yaguchi no Watashi") or Adachi Motoemon ("Tengajaya").
 The 6th day of the 3rd lunar month of the 1st year of the Bunkyű era was the 15th of April 1861 in the western calendar.
The Ichikawa Aratar˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Aragor˘ line of actors
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