|ARASHI RIKď I|
Guilds: Fushimiya, Tomitaya, Hamamuraya
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry names: Gyokusen, Raiz˘, Kijaku
Existence: 1784 ~ 26th day of the 9th lunar month of 1839
Grandfather: Segawa Kikusabur˘ I
Father: Segawa Raiz˘
Father-in-law (and adopted father): Segawa Kikunoj˘ III
Master: Arashi Kichisabur˘ II
Son: Segawa Kikunoj˘ V
Grandson: Nakamura Daikichi III
1790: son of Segawa Raiz˘ and grandson of Segawa Kikusabur˘ I, he made his debut in ďsaka, where he performed under the name of Segawa Kikusabur˘ II.
1795 ~ 1797: he settled in Edo and was adopted by Segawa Kikunoj˘ III.
2nd lunar month of 1800: Namiki Gohei's drama "Gosan no Kiri" was staged for the first time in Edo, at the Ichimuraza in a somewhat different version titled "Sanmon Gosan no Kiri" instead of "Kinmon Gosan no Kiri"; Kikusabur˘ played the role of the courtesan Hanatachibana [casting].
8th lunar month of 1801: first grand shűmei for the Hamamuraya guild, at the Ichimuraza; Segawa Kikunoj˘ III, Segawa Kikunosuke, Segawa Kikusabur˘ II and Segawa Matsunosuke respectively took the names of Segawa Rok˘ III, Segawa Michinosuke I, Segawa Michisabur˘ I and Segawa Hamajir˘. They play together in the drama "D˘jima Tamino no Tsumikomi".
1st lunar month of 1808: he took the name of Takinaka Utagawa.
11th lunar month of 1808: Takinaka Utagawa took the name of Nakamura Rik˘ II at the Ichimuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Irosoyuru Nidai Genji", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Sawamura Tanosuke II.
6th lunar month of 1821: Katsu Hy˘z˘ I's drama "Kachi Zum˘ Ukina no Hanabure", commonly called "Shirafuji Genta", was revived for the first time, 11 years and 3 months after its premiere in Edo, in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai; Rik˘ played the role of Osawa's sister Otomi [casting].
1st lunar month of 1836: Rik˘ settled in Edo and performed at the Nakamuraza in the new year drama "Waka Ebisu Soga no Minato"; he quickly went back to ďsaka.
10th lunar month of 1836: Rik˘ played in ďsaka at the Kita no Shinchi Shibai in "Mai ďgi" and "Gosho Zakura Horikawa no Youchi".
26th day of the 9th lunar month of 1839: Rik˘ died in ďsaka.
Arashi Rik˘ I was a talented and popular onnagata actor. Born in Kamigata, trained in Edo, he finally achieved fame for himself in Kamigata, where he reached the prestigious j˘-j˘-kichi in 1830 and held this rank for 10 years. He excelled in okugata and nakai roles. He was an outstanding fukeoyama in his latter years.
Arashi Rik˘ I playing the role of Iwakiya Omitsu in the drama "Keisei Chigo-ga-Fuchi", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1833 at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Kunihiro)
The Segawa Kikusabur˘ line of actors
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