|ICHIKAWA DANZABURď V|
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Poetry name: Shik˘
Existence: ??? ~ 24th of the 10th lunar month of 1843 
Father: Ichikawa Jűtar˘ I
Adoptive father: Ichikawa Danz˘ V
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.
11th lunar month of 1828: he takes the name of Ichikawa Jűtar˘ II at the Kitagawa 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.
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.
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.
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].
24th of the 10th lunar month of 1843 : Danzabur˘ dies in Edo.
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.
 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.
 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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