ICHIKAWA DANNOSUKE
   
SIX GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Dannosuke I
 

The actor Ichikawa Danz˘ I held the name of Ichikawa Dannosuke I from the end of the 1680s or the beginning of the 1690s to the 2nd lunar month of 1698.

Ichikawa Dannosuke I in an ilustration from the book "Kokon Shibai Irokurabe Hyakunin Isshu" (1st lunar month of 1693)

Ichikawa Dannosuke II
Ichikawa Dannosuke II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Elder son of Ichikawa Danz˘ I, he was active in Edo between 1715 and 1717. No record afterwards.

Ichikawa Dannosuke III
 

The actor Ichikawa Dannosuke III held this name from 1800 to the 11th lunar month of 1817.

Ichikawa Dannosuke III performing in the dance "Mitsu Ningy˘ Yukari no Saishiki", which was staged in the 4th lunar month of 1817 at the Kiriza
(print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Ichikawa Dannosuke IV
Ichikawa Dannosuke IV  In Japanese | Ichikawa Asatar˘ I  In Japanese | Ichikawa Sennosuke  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Ichikawa Danz˘ IV and younger brother of Ichikawa Dannosuke III. His first stage names were Ichikawa Sennosuke and Ichikawa Asatar˘ I. He took the name of Ichikawa Dannosuke IV in the 11th lunar month of 1822, playing at the Moritaza in the drama "Hanayagura Wakoku no Kachidoki". He appeared on stage for the last time in the 3rd lunar month of 1829, at the Nakamuraza, where he played a minor role in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura". He retired from the Kabuki world afterwards and fell into oblivion.

The name of Ichikawa Dannosuke IV in the 1828 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Ichikawa Dannosuke V
 

The actor Ichikawa Dannosuke V held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1844 to the 11th lunar month of 1864.

Ichikawa Dannosuke V playing the role of Okaya in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in the 4th lunar month of 1849 at the Kawarazakiza
(print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Ichikawa Dannosuke 5.6
Ichikawa Dannosuke  In Japanese | Ichikawa Dan'ya  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. Son of Ichikawa Dannosuke V, he started his career at the end of the 1850s and his first stage name was Ichikawa Dan'ya. He became a disciple of Ichikawa Kuz˘ III and took the name of Ichikawa Dannosuke in 1873 but was never acknowledged as an official holder of the name. He died the 29th of April 1884.

Ichikawa Dannosuke 5.7
Ichikawa Dannosuke  In Japanese
 

A minor actor held the name of Ichikawa Dannosuke between 1887 and 1911.

Ichikawa Dannosuke VI
 

The actor Ichikawa Dannosuke VI held this name from November 1915 to September 1963.

Ichikawa Dannosuke VI

 
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