ICHIKAWA DANJÛRÔ
   
TWELVE GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Danjûrô I
 

The actor Ichikawa Danjûrô I held this name from the 5th lunar month of 1693 to the 2nd lunar month of 1704.

Ichikawa Danjûrô I (top/right) and Yamanaka Heikurô I (bottom/left) playing the roles of Soga "Takenuki" Gorô and Asaina in the drama "Tsuwamono Gongen Soga", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1697 at the Nakamuraza

Ichikawa Danjûrô II
 

The actor Ichikawa Ebizô II held the name of Ichikawa Danjûrô II from the 7th lunar month of 1704 to the 11th lunar month of 1735.

Ichikawa Danjûrô II playing the bombastic role of Soga Gorô Tokimune in the drama "Ya-no-Ne"

Ichikawa Danjûrô III
 

The actor Ichikawa Danjûrô III held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1735 to the 2nd lunar month of 1742.

Ichikawa Danjûrô III playing the role of a uirô peddler in the drama "Uirô Uri" in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Ichikawa Danjûrô IV
 

The actor Ichikawa Ebizô III held the name of Ichikawa Danjûrô IV from the 11th lunar month of 1754 to the 10th lunar month of 1770.

Ichikawa Danjûrô IV playing the role of Taira no Kagekiyo in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Ichikawa Danjûrô V
 

the actor Ichikawa Hakuen I held the name of Ichikawa Danjûrô V from the 11th lunar month of 1770 to the 10th lunar month of 1791.

Ichikawa Danjûrô V playing the role of the superhero in the drama "Shibaraku" in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Ichikawa Danjûrô VI
 

The actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VI held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1791 to the 5th lunar month of 1799.

Ichikawa Danjûrô VI playing the role of Soga Gorô Tokimune in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Ichikawa Danjûrô VII
 

The great star Ichikawa Ebizô V held the name of Ichikawa Danjûrô VII from the 11th lunar month of 1800 to the 2nd lunar month of 1832.

Ichikawa Danjûrô VII playing the role of the warrior-monk Benkei in the dance-drama "Kanjinchô" in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII
 

Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII held this name from the 3rd lunar month of 1832 to the 8th lunar month of 1854.

Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII playing the role of Jiraiya in a print made by Utagawa Kunisada I in 1852

Ichikawa Danjûrô IX
 

The Meiji star Ichikawa Danjûrô IX held this name from July 1874 to October 1903.

The actor Ichikawa Danjûrô IX playing the role of Watônai in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Kokusen'ya Gassen", which was staged in March 1887 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

Ichikawa Danjûrô X
 

Ichikawa Sanshô V posthumously received the name of Ichikawa Danjûrô X in 1962.

Ichikawa Sanshô V (Ichikawa Danjûrô X) playing the role of a uirô peddler in the drama "Uirô Uri" in a print made by Natori Shunsen in 1925

Ichikawa Danjûrô XI
 

The actor Ichikawa Danjûrô XI held this name from April 1962 to November 1965.

Ichikawa Danjûrô XI portraying Sukeroku in a print made by Ôta Masamitsu

Ichikawa Danjûrô XII
 

Ichikawa Danjûrô XII held this name from April 1985 to February 2013.

Ichikawa Danjûrô XII playing the role of Kamakura Gongorô Kagemasa in the drama "Shibaraku" (print courtesy of Paul Binnie - all rights reserved)

 
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