ICHIKAWA DANZABURď V

Stage names:

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V In Japanese
Ichikawa Shik˘ II In Japanese
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V In Japanese
Ichikawa Jűtar˘ II In Japanese
Ichikawa Zentar˘ In Japanese

Guild: Mikawaya

Line number: GODAIME (V)

Poetry name: Shik˘

Existence: ??? ~ 24th of the 10th lunar month of 1843 [1]

Connection:

Father: Ichikawa Jűtar˘ I

Adoptive father: Ichikawa Danz˘ V

Career:

11th lunar month of 1811: son of the minor actor Ichikawa Jűtar˘ I, he starts his career in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai, where he receives the name of Ichikawa Zentar˘ and performes as an iroko.

1st lunar month of 1813: Zentar˘ produces at the Kado no Shibai the drama "Ane Im˘to Date no ďkido", which celebrates the return in ďsaka of the star Kataoka Nizaemon VII.

11th lunar month of 1828: he takes the name of Ichikawa Jűtar˘ II at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

11th lunar month of 1831: he is adopted by Ichikawa Danz˘ V and receives the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai.

9th lunar month of 1832: Danzabur˘ plays at the Kado no Shibai the roles of Yurugi Umanosuke and Kazuenosuke in the dramas "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna" and "Hachijin Shugo no Honj˘"; his adoptive father plays the roles of Umanosuke's father Yurugi Saemon and the umakata Hachiz˘ in the former drama and the role of Kazuenosuke's father Kiyomasa in the latter drama.

11th lunar month of 1832: Danzabur˘ plays at the Minamigawa no Shibai the roles of Chinzai, Konomura Hitachinosuke and Sarujir˘ in the kaomise drama "Keisei Shina Sadame".

1st lunar month of 1833: Danzabur˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent). He goes with his adoptive father to Edo to perform at the Ichimuraza.

11th lunar month of 1835: Danzabur˘ plays at the Moritaza the roles of Kat˘ Kazumanosuke and Shibata Hitachinosuke in the drama "Hanayagura Kabuki no Jintori", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Kuz˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1836: Danzabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is two black strokes above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

9th lunar month of 1837: Danzabur˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the roles of Ishid˘ Umanoj˘, Hayano Kanpei (in "Uramon"; the role of Okaru is played by Onoe Eizabur˘ III) and Senzaki Yagor˘ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura". He also plays the role of Tsuchiya Jiemon in "Keisei Koi no Hikyaku". These dramas are staged as onagori ky˘gen for his adoptive father Ichikawa Danz˘ V.

1837 ~ 1839: Danzabur˘ most likely goes on tour with his adoptive father in the Western provinces.

8th lunar month of 1840 to 1842: he uses the stage name of Ichikawa Shik˘ II [2] in Kamigata. Then, he takes back the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V when he goes to Edo.

1st lunar month of 1841: Danzabur˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent).

10th lunar month of 1842: opening ceremony for the new Nakamuraza; Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XII produces the drama "Kinryűzan Chikai no Ishizue" with the actors Iwai Tojaku, Sawamura Tossh˘ II, Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, Onoe Eizabur˘ III, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV, Osagawa Tsuneyo IV, Arashi Izabur˘ II and Danzabur˘.

1st lunar month of 1843: premiere at the Ichimuraza of the dance "Kashiragaki Ise Monogatari" (commonly called "Noriaibune"), which is staged within the new year drama "Kioi Uta Soga no Hanadashi"; Danzabur˘ is one of the seven dancers [more details].

5th lunar month of 1843: Danzabur˘ plays at the Kawarazakiza the role of Hangan Terukuni in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

24th of the 10th lunar month of 1843 [1]: Danzabur˘ dies in Edo.

Comments:

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V was promising tachiyaku actor, who could have been the sixth actor to hold the name of Ichikawa Danz˘. He unfortunately died too young.

[1] The day of the death of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V was the 24th of the 10th lunar month of 1843 according to both the 6th volume of "Kabuki Nenpy˘" and the latest edition (2012) of the "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran"; in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten", it was recorded as the 8th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1845.

[2] In the latest edition (2012) of the "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran", this actor was recorded as a holder of the name of Ichikawa Shik˘. This was not the case in both Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" and the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database. We've decided to stay in line with the "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V playing the role of Saginuma Tar˘ Noritomo in the dance-drama "Shinobi Yoru Koi no Kusemono", which was staged in the 6th lunar month of 1836 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi)

The Ichikawa Danzabur˘ line of actors

 
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