Stage names:

Ichikawa Dannosuke V In Japanese
Ichikawa Morisabur˘ In Japanese

Guild: Mikawaya

Line number: GODAIME (V)

Poetry name: Sank˘

Existence: ??? ~ 11th lunar month of 1864


Master: Ichikawa T˘sh˘

Son: Ichikawa Dan'ya


Before 1843: he did his training in ďsaka, as a disciple of Ichikawa T˘sh˘. He performed under the name of Ichikawa Morisabur˘ in ďsaka in miyaji shibai or hama shibai.

9th lunar month of 1843: Morisabur˘ went to Edo and performed at the Ichimuraza as a wakaonnagata.

11th lunar month of 1844: Ichikawa Morisabur˘ took the name of Ichikawa Dannosuke V at the Ichimuraza, playing the roles of Naniwazu and Komeya Oyone in the drama "Azuma no Hana S˘ma no Dairi".

3rd lunar month of 1854: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Miyakodori Nagare no Shiranami"; Dannosuke played the roles of Hannyo-no-Mae and S˘ta's wife Okaji [casting].

6th lunar month of 1854: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Shinoda Sasuke's drama "Kumo no Uwasa Onna Narukami"; Dannosuke played the role of the ama Hakuun (the "white cloud nun") [casting].

12th lunar month of 1862: Dannosuke went back to ďsaka.

1st lunar month of 1863: Dannosuke played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Fujinami in the drama "Keisei S˘shinji".

1st lunar month of 1864: Dannosuke's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1864: Dannosuke died while performing in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai.


Ichikawa Dannosuke V was a talented 19th century ďsaka actor, who was specialized in female roles. He spent almost 20 seasons in Edo, where he became quite popular. He went back to his native Kamigata at the end of his career and reached there the prestigious j˘-j˘-kichi rank. He excelled in ny˘b˘ or toshima roles.

Ichikawa Dannosuke V playing the role of Osugi in the drama "Sh˘chikubai Iro no Nibanme", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1862 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1849

The Ichikawa Dannosuke line of actors

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