|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 no 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 Motoemon and 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 Ichikawa Aratar˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Aragor˘ line of actors
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