|ICHIKAWA DATEZď I|
Ichikawa Datez˘ I
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry names: Shikaku, Ikk˘
Existence: ??? ~ 15th day of the 5th lunar month of 1771
Masters: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Hanakawa Sakuya
Before 1735: he starts his training as a disciple of the actor Hanakawa Sakuya, who gives him the name of Hanakawa Daikichi.
11th lunar month of 1735: he takes the name of Hanakawa Ichinoj˘ and makes his first stage appearance in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater, performing as an onnagata iroko in the kaomise drama "ďkamado Miyako no Ichigura", which is produced by Yamamoto Ky˘z˘.
Fall 1745: Ichinoj˘ goes to ďsaka.
Fall 1759: Ichinoj˘ and Anegawa Daikichi I go together to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1759: Ichinoj˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Akane Gozen in the kaomise drama "Okunizome Shusse Butai"; his main stage partners are Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Band˘ Sanpachi I, Nakamura Utaemon I, Sanogawa Ichimatsu I, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II, Ichimura Kamez˘ I, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III and Anegawa Daikichi I.
1st lunar month of 1760: Ichinoj˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent). He shares the same rank as Osagawa Tsuneyo I.
1st lunar month of 1764: Ichinoj˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior). He shares the same rank as Nakamura Matsue I, Tomizawa Montar˘ I and Sanj˘ Kametar˘.
2nd lunar month of 1764: Ichinoj˘ plays in the same theater the role of Akoya in the new year drama "Hitokidori Harutsuge Soga"; the roles of Kagekiyo and Chichibu no Sh˘ji Shigetada are played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV and Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II.
8th lunar month of 1764: Datez˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Naritsune in the drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima", which commemorates the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the passing away of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1770: Datez˘ becomes katakiyaku and plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Nue no Mori Ichiy˘ no Mato", which celebrates the shűmei of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V, Nakamura Sh˘ch˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke II, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ III and Band˘ Sanpachi II.
15th day of the 5th lunar month of 1771: Datez˘ dies in Edo.
Ichikawa Datez˘ I was a 18th century actor, born and trained as a wakaonnagata in Ky˘to, who spent the last 12 years of his 35-year long career in Edo, where he switched to tachiyaku in 1764. He became katakiyaku and kashagata a few months before his death. He was said to be well suited for jidaimono dramas.
Ichikawa Datez˘ I in a print made in 1770 by Ippitsusai Bunch˘ for the Ehon Butai ďgi series of prints
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