ICHIKAWA EBIJŪRŌ III

Stage names:

Ichikawa Ebijūrō III In Japanese
Ichikawa Takijūrō I In Japanese
Nakayama Jinkichi I In Japanese

Guild: Harimaya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry names: Senshō, Shinshō

Existence: 1787 ~ 12th day of the 9th lunar month of 1836

Connection:

Masters: Ichikawa Danjūrō VII, Ichikawa Ebijūrō I, Nakayama Monjūrō

Son: Ichikawa Takijūrō II

Career:

Before 1817: he starts his career in miyaji shibai as a disciple of the actor Nakayama Monjūrō, who gives him the name of Nakayama Jinkichi I.

1817: he becomes disciple of Ichikawa Ebijūrō I and receives the name of Ichikawa Takijūrō I.

16th day of the 7th lunar month of 1827: his master Ichikawa Ebijūrō I dies.

24th day of the 11th lunar month of 1829: his master's son Ichikawa Ebijūrō II dies.

3rd lunar month of 1830: thanks to the patronage of the star Nakamura Utaemon III, Ichikawa Takijūrō I takes the name of Ichikawa Ebijūrō III at the Kado no Shibai, playing the role of Shioyaki Tōta in the drama "Mitsugumi Homare no Kagekiyo". He also plays the role of Manno in the drama "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba".

Summer 1831: Ebijūrō goes to Edo with Ichikawa Danjūrō VII.

1833: Ebijūrō goes back to Kamigata.

1st lunar month of 1836: Ebijūrō replaces Seki Sanjūrō II to perform in the drama "Hana no Ani Tsubomi no Yatsufusa", which is staged at the Naka no Shibai.

12th day of the 9th lunar month of 1836: Ebijūrō dies in Ōsaka.

Comments:

Ichikawa Ebijūrō III was a 19th century Ōsaka actor, who was able to perform a wide range of supporting roles, either as a tachiyaku or a katakiyaku. He did not reach the same level of fame as his master Ichikawa Ebijūrō I but his final ranking in the Kamigata hyōbanki was good, for it was only two little strokes below jō-jō-kichi.

Ichikawa Ebijūrō III playing the role of Kōguya Yahei in the drama "Hana Momiji Naniwa Nagame", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1830 at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Shigeharu)

Print made by Utagawa Shigeharu in 1830

Print made by Utagawa Shigeharu in 1830

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada in 1832

The Ichikawa Takijūrō line of actors

The Ichikawa Ebijūrō line of actors

 
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