ICHIKAWA CHŪSHA
   
NINE GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Chūsha I
 

The actor Ichikawa Yaozō I's haimyō was Chūsha and, although he never officially held the name of Ichikawa Chūsha I, he was considered as the founder of the line.

Ichikawa Chūsha II
 

The actor Ichikawa Yaozō II's haimyō was Chūsha and, although he never officially held the name of Ichikawa Chūsha II, he was considered as the second actor of the line.

Ichikawa Chūsha III
 

The actor Suketakaya Takasuke II's haimyō was Chūsha and, although he never officially held the name of Ichikawa Chūsha III, he was considered as the third actor of the line.

Ichikawa Chūsha III in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I in 1798

Ichikawa Chūsha IV
 

The actor Ichikawa Yaozō IV's haimyō was Chūsha and, although he never officially held the name of Ichikawa Chūsha IV, he was considered as the fourth actor of the line.

Ichikawa Chūsha V
 

The actor Seki Sanjūrō III's haimyō was Chūsha and, although he never officially held the name of Ichikawa Chūsha V, he was considered as the fifth actor of the line.

Ichikawa Chūsha VI
 

The actor Seki Sanjūrō IV's haimyō was Chūsha and, although he never officially held the name of Ichikawa Chūsha VI, he was considered as the sixth actor of the line.

Ichikawa Chūsha VI in a print made by Utagawa Yoshiiku in 1863

Ichikawa Chūsha VII
 

The actor Ichikawa Chūsha VII held this name from October 1918 to July 1936.

Ichikawa Chūsha VII portraying Higuchi Jirō Kanemitsu in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki" in a print made by Hanayama

Ichikawa Chūsha VIII
 

The actor Ichikawa Chūsha VIII held this name from June 1953 to June 1971.

Ichikawa Chūsha IX
 

The actor Ichikawa Chūsha IX is the current holder of the name since June 2012.

 
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