ICHIKAWA EBIJŪRŌ
   
SEVEN GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Ebijūrō I
 

The actor Ichikawa Ebijūrō I held this name from the 9th lunar month of 1815 to the 7th lunar month of 1827.

Ichikawa Ebijūrō I playing the role of Nagasaki Shirō Saemon in the drama "Keisei Sato no Funauta", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1825 at the Kado no Shibai
(print made by Asayama Ashiyuki)

Ichikawa Ebijūrō II
 

The actor Ichikawa Ebijūrō II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1828 to the 11th lunar month of 1829.

Ichikawa Ebijūrō II performing the role of Gokumon no Shōbei in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Ichikawa Ebijūrō III
 

The actor Ichikawa Ebijūrō III held this name from the 3rd lunar month of 1830 to the 9th lunar month of 1836.

Ichikawa Ebijūrō III playing the role of Kampera Monbei in the drama "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1832 at the Ichimuraza
(print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Ichikawa Ebijūrō IV
 

The actor Ichikawa Ebijūrō IV held this name from the 1st lunar month of 1850 to the 10th lunar month of 1858.

Ichikawa Ebijūrō IV playing the role of Hosokawa Katsumoto in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi", which was staged in the 10th lunar month of 1852 at the Kado no Shibai
(print made by Utagawa Hirosada)

Ichikawa Ebijūrō V
Ichikawa Ebijūrō V  In Japanese | Nakamura Baijaku  In Japanese | Ichikawa Yonejūrō II  In Japanese | Nakamura Komasaburō  In Japanese
 

Date of birth not clarified. He started his career during the Kōka era as a disciple of Nakamura Utaemon IV, who gave him the name of Nakamura Komasaburō. He made his training in miyaji shibai and hama shibai. He was adopted by Ichikawa Kodanji IV and received the name of Ichikawa Yonejūrō II in the 3rd lunar month of 1858. He quarreled with his adoptive father at the beginning of the Keiō era and had to leave the Ichikawa clan. He took the name of Nakamura Baijaku in 1866. He went to Kamigata in 1868 and received the patronage of Onoe Tamizō II, who gave him the permission to take the name of Ichikawa Ebijūrō V. he held this name up to his death the 9th of December 1888. He was a supporting katakiyaku actor and the father of Ichikawa Yonejūrō IV.

Honmyō Haimyō Yagō
Kubota Ebijūrō Shinshō, Eishō, Enshō, Baizan Harimaya, Takashimaya, Narikomaya

Ichikawa Ebijūrō V playing the role of Ono no Kudayū in the drama "Kanadehon Chūshingura", which was staged in May 1874 at the Kado no Shibai
(print made by Nakai Yoshitaki)

Ichikawa Ebijūrō VI
Ichikawa Ebijūrō VI  In Japanese | Ichikawa Ebitarō  In Japanese
 

Date of birth to be clarified (1852?). The first stage name of this disciple of Ichikawa Ebijūrō V was Ichikawa Ebitarō. He took the name of Ichikawa Ebijūrō VI in 1897. He died the 7th of october 1903. He was active in koshibai, performing in venues like the Tenma no Shibai in Ōsaka.

Ichikawa Ebijūrō VII
Ichikawa Ebijūrō VII  In Japanese | Ichikawa Takijūrō III  In Japanese | Jitsukawa Tamatarō  In Japanese | Asao Asamaru  In Japanese
 

Born in Tōkyō the 21st of 3rd lunar month of 1869. He settled in Ōsaka with his family in 1870. He was spotted by the actor Asao Yoroku I, who took him as a disciple and gave him the name of Asao Asamaru. He made his debut on stage in January 1876 at the Chikugo no Shibai. He joined Jitsukawa Wakami and was called Jitsukawa Tamatarō when he performed in Ōsaka at the Yachiyoza or in Kyōto at the Ebisuza. He finally became a disciple of Ichikawa Danzō VII and received the name of Ichikawa Takijūrō III. He took the name of Ichikawa Ebijūrō VII in April 1920. He was a supporting katakiyaku actor in the troupe of Nakamura Ganjirō I. He died the 14th of October 1929.

Yagō Real name
Harimaya Higuchi Yasaburō

Ichikawa Ebijūrō VII performing the role of Shundō Genba in the drama "Terakoya"
(print made by Hasegawa Sadanobu II)

 
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