Stage names:

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ II In Japanese
Ichikawa Ichiz˘ II In Japanese
Ichikawa Sukez˘ I In Japanese

Guild: Harimaya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry names: Shinsh˘

Existence: 1806 ~ 24th day of the 11th lunar month of 1829


Father: Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I


1806: born in ďsaka; his first stage name is Ichikawa Sukez˘ I.

1817: Ichikawa Sukez˘ I takes the name of Ichikawa Ichiz˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1820: Ichiz˘ and his father Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I go together to Edo; Ichiz˘ becomes tachiyaku and plays at the Kawarasakiza in the new year program "Tama no Haru Soga no Kadomatsu".

Fall 1821: Ichiz˘ and his father Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I go back to ďsaka.

16th day of the 7th lunar month of 1827: his father Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I dies.

Fall 1827: Ichiz˘ go to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1827: Ichiz˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the roles of Okabe no Yatar˘ and the hairdresser Goichibei in the kaomise drama "Kawaranu Hana Genji no Kaomise".

Fall 1828: Ichiz˘ goes back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1828: Ichikawa Ichiz˘ II takes the name of Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1829: Ebijűr˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, jitsuaku/katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent). He is the kanjiku for this category of actors.

7th lunar month of 1829: Ebijűr˘ appears on stage for the last time, in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai, where he plays the role of Daishichi in the drama "Go Taiheiki Shiraishi Banashi". He also plays the roles of Horiguchi Man'emon and Ude no Jihei in the drama "Kizugawa no Hakkei". He suddenly falls ill and has to retire.

24th day of the 11th lunar month of 1829: Ebijűr˘ dies in ďsaka; his tombstone is located in the precincts of the Daifukuin sub-temple of the Mitsudera temple (ďsaka).


Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ II was a promising ďsaka actor, who followed in the footsteps of his father as a tachiyaku or jitsuaku actor. He unfortunately died too young.

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ II playing the role of Horiguchi Man'emon in the drama "Sao no Uta Kizugawa Hakkei", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1829 in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Shunshosai Hokuch˘)

Print made by Shunk˘sai Hokushű in 1827

Print made by Shumbaisai Hokuei in 1829

Print made by Utagawa Kunihiro in 1829

Print made by Shunshosai Hokuch˘ in 1829

The Ichikawa Ichiz˘ line of actors

The Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ line of actors

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