ICHIKAWA ARAJIRď
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Arajir˘ I
Ichikawa Arajir˘ I  In Japanese | Nakamura Arajir˘  In Japanese | Nakamura Kan˘  In Japanese | Ichikawa Fukuz˘ I  In Japanese | Ichikawa Akago  In Japanese
 

Born in 1850. His father Nakamura Seikichi was a theater hair-dresser in ďsaka. His elder brothers were Ichikawa Sadanji I and Nakamura Jusabur˘ III. Disciple of Ichikawa Kodanji IV, his first stage name was Ichikawa Akago. He took the name of Ichikawa Fukuz˘ I around 1856. He became Nakamura Kan˘ around 1870. He perfomed under the name of Nakamura Arajir˘ (his real name) from June 1871 to 1889. He finally took the name of Ichikawa Arajir˘ I around March 1889. He went on tour in Niigata, Nagoya, ďsaka and Toyohashi with Ichikawa Sadanji I from Fall 1893 to Spring 1894. He was back in May 1894 in T˘ky˘ to perform at the Meijiza, where his son Ichikawa Fukuz˘ II made his debut on stage. He appeared on stage for the last time in November 1906, in T˘ky˘ at the Shintomiza, where he performed in "Suikoden Yuki no Danmari". He died the 2nd of August 1907.

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
Nakamura Arajir˘ Baiky˘ Daikokuya, Takashimaya, Wakamatsuya

Ichikawa Arajir˘ I playing the role of Matsunaga Daizen in the drama "Kinkakuji"

Ichikawa Arajir˘ II
 

The actor Ichikawa Arajir˘ II held this name from September 1910 to June 1957.

Ichikawa Arajir˘ II

Ichikawa Arajir˘ III
Ichikawa Arajir˘ III  In Japanese
 

Born the 19th of May 1941. Son of Ichikawa Arajir˘ II and grandson of Ichikawa Arajir˘ I, he made his debut on stage (hatsubutai) and received the name of Ichikawa Arajir˘ III in September 1957 at the Kabukiza, playing the role of Fukumatsu in the drama "M˘ja Zuma". This program celebrated also the shűmei of Matsumoto K˘jaku I, Nakamura Kichigor˘ I, Matsumoto Komagor˘ II and Matsumoto K˘nosuke. It was also the hatsubutai of Matsumoto Matsunosuke. He appeared on stage for the last time in July 1969, in T˘ky˘ at the National Theatre, where he played the role of Chikamatsu Kanroku in the 4th act of "Kanadehon Chűshingura". No record afterwards.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Nakamura Hiroaki Daikokuya
 
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