ICHIKAWA DANZABURď
   
NINE GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ I
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Matsumoto Shirosabur˘ and younger brother of Ichikawa Danz˘ I, he made his training in miyaji shibai, performing under the name of Ichikawa Hyakumatsu. He became tachiyaku and took the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ I in the 11th lunar month of 1711 at the Moritaza, playing in the kaomise drama "K˘bai no Momoyoguruma", which welcomed in Edo the actors Sakakiyama Sukegor˘, Osagawa Tatsuya and Sawamura Jűr˘zaemon. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 2nd lunar month of 1713 at the Moritaza, where he played in the drama "Isshin Oyako Zakura".

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ II
 

The actor Ichikawa Danz˘ III held the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ II from the 11th lunar month of 1739 to the 10th lunar month of 1740.

The name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ II in the 1740 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red shape; he performs at the Nakamuraza and his rank with one stroke below j˘-j˘ [visual])

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ III
 

The actor Ichikawa Danz˘ IV held the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ III from the 11th lunar month of 1772 to the 10th lunar month of 1773.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ III playing the role of Usui Sadamitsu in the kaomise drama "Edo Katagi Hikeya Tsunazaka", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1772 at the Ichimuraza

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IV
 

The actor Ichikawa Danz˘ V held the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IV from the 10th lunar month of 1795 to the 12th lunar month of 1814.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IV playing the role of Hisamatsu in the drama "Some Moy˘ Imose no Kadomatsu", which was staged in the 6th lunar month of 1808 at the Nakamuraza
(print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V
 

The actor Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1831 to the 10th lunar month of 1843.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V playing the role of Saginuma Tar˘ in the drama "Yo-ni-Ut˘ S˘ma no Furugosho", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1836 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi)

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VI
 

The actor Ichikawa T˘sh˘ held the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VI from the 1st lunar month of 1844 to the 12th lunar month of 1845.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VII
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VII  In Japanese | Ichikawa Kiyosabur˘  In Japanese
 

Year of birth unknown. His first stage name was Ichikawa Kiyosabur˘ and it was recorded for the first time in ďsaka in 1849. He became a disciple of Ichikawa Danz˘ VI and received the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VII in 1854. He was active in Kamigata up to 1865. He most likely died in 1865.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VII in 1856

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VIII
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VIII  In Japanese
 

A minor actor who made an obscure career in Kamigata held the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VIII between 1867 and 1889.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IX
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IX  In Japanese | Ichikawa Ichijir˘  In Japanese
 

Born in Edo in 1851. Son of a famous painter, he became the disciple of Ichikawa Ichiz˘ III and received the name of Ichikawa Ichijir˘ in 1858. He became a disciple of Ichikawa Kuz˘ III and took the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IX in January 1880 [1] at the Hisamatsuza. He was active up to his death the 18th of February 1926.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Mikawaya, Miyoshiya Suma Mitsunosuke/Shima Michinosuke

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IX portraying Yoshida Matsuwaka in a print made by Toyohara Kunichika

[1] Between 1880 and 1889, two actors held simultaneously the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ in Japan.

 
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