ICHIKAWA BEISHď
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Beish˘ 0.1
 

The actor Ichikawa K˘danji held the name of Ichikawa Beish˘ in January and 2nd lunar month of 1869 but he was never acknowledged as an official name-holder.

Ichikawa Beish˘ I
 

The actor Nakamura Jusabur˘ III held the name of Ichikawa Beish˘ I from the 8th lunar month of 1866 to the 12th lunar month of 1870.

Ichikawa Beish˘ I playing the role of Hamana Monnokami in the drama "Chitose no Tsuru Edoiri Sugoroku", which was staged in 2nd lunar month of 1868 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

Ichikawa Beish˘ II
Ichikawa Beish˘ II  In Japanese | Ichikawa Yonez˘ V  In Japanese | Ichikawa Shachimaru I  In Japanese
 

Born the 2nd of June 1891 in T˘ky˘. Son of Ichikawa Kodanji V, he made his debut on stage (hatsubutai) in June 1895 at the Meijiza, where he received the name of Ichikawa Shachimaru I. He took the name of Ichikawa Yonez˘ V in May 1912 at the Meijiza, playing the role of Wada Shizuma in the drama "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku". He finally took the name of Ichikawa Beish˘ II in January 1920 at the Ichimuraza and held it up to his death the 15th of November 1921. He was an onnagata/nimaime actor and excelled in ny˘b˘ or toshima roles. He was also the father of Ichikawa Nedanji II.

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
Suwara Seinosuke Shien Takashimaya

Ichikawa Beish˘ II

 
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