ICHIKAWA EBIZď V

Stage names:

Ichikawa Hakuen II In Japanese
Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V In Japanese
Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII In Japanese
Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V In Japanese
Ichikawa Shinnosuke I In Japanese

Others names:

Ichikawa Jukai I In Japanese
Matsumoto K˘shir˘ In Japanese
Hatagaya Jűz˘ In Japanese
Naritaya Shichizaemon (II) In Japanese
Ichikawa Sansh˘ IV In Japanese

Guild: Naritaya

Line number: GODAIME (V)

Poetry names: Sansh˘ (4), Jukai (1), Hakuen

Existence: 1791 ~ 23rd day of the 3rd lunar month of 1859

Connections:

Great-great-great-grandfather: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I

Great-great-grandfather: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II (Danjűr˘ II)

Great-grandfather: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ III (Danjűr˘ IV)

Grandfather: Ichikawa Hakuen I (Danjűr˘ V)

Adoptive father: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VI

Sons: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX, Ichikawa Ebiz˘ VII, Ichikawa Ebiz˘ VIII, Ichikawa Komaz˘ VI, Ichikawa Saruz˘ I, Ichikawa K˘z˘

Disciples: Ichikawa Kodanji III, Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I, Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV, Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III, Ichikawa Shinsha 0.1, Ichikawa Monnosuke V, Ichikawa Omez˘ II, Ichikawa Dankur˘ I, Ichikawa Suminoj˘, Ichikawa Sadanji II, Ichikawa Sadanji III, Ichikawa Raiz˘ V, Ichikawa Danshir˘ III

Career:

1791: born in Edo. His father is the owner of a shibai jaya but it is said that he was a musician and a low-ranking samurai. His mother is the daughter of the star Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V.

8th lunar month of 1794: he appears on stage for the first time, receiving the name of Ichikawa Shinnosuke I.

1797: Ichikawa Shinnosuke I becomes Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V.

6th lunar month of 1798: Ebiz˘ plays at the Nakamuraza 2 famous koyaku, Rokukimi and Antoku Tenn˘, in the classic "Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura".

5th lunar month of 1799: his adoptive father Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VI dies.

11th lunar month of 1800: he is officially designated as the next holder of the prestigious name of Ichikawa Danjűr˘.

10th lunar month of 1806: his grandfather Ichikawa Hakuen I dies.

1807: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V takes the name of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII.

5th lunar month of 1808: Danjűr˘ plays the roles of Senzaki Yagor˘ and ďdate Samanosuke in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which is staged at the Nakamuraza.

7th lunar month of 1808: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Namboku IV's drama "Toki-mo Kiky˘ Shusse no Ukej˘"; Danjűr˘ plays the role of Yasuda Sakubei [casting].

1st lunar month of 1810: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Namboku IV and Sakurada Jisuke II drama "Kokoro no Nazo Toketa Iroito"; Danjűr˘ plays the role of Kambara Sagor˘ [casting].

3rd lunar month of 1810: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Namboku IV's drama "Kachi Zum˘ Ukina no Hanabure" (commonly called "Shirafuji Genta"); Danjűr˘ plays the role of Tsugawa Katsujir˘ [casting].

5th lunar month of 1810: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Namboku IV and Sakurada Jisuke II drama "Ehon Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji"; Danjűr˘ plays the roles of Kojima Rimpei and the yamabushi priest Masuh˘in [casting].

2nd lunar month of 1811: Danjűr˘ plays for the first time the prestigious role of Sukeroku in the drama "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura", which is staged at the Ichimuraza; his stage partners in the roles of the courtesan Agemaki and Ikyű are Iwai Hanshir˘ V and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V.

7th lunar month of 1811: premiere at the Ichimuraza of "Tamamo-no-Mae Obana no Nishiki", the Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "Tamamo-no-Mae Asahi no Tamoto"; Danjűr˘ plays the role of Wada Gor˘ [more details].

9th lunar month of 1812: Danjűr˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the roles of Ume˘maru and Terukuni in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami". The roles of Matsu˘maru and Sakuramaru are played by Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V and Segawa Rok˘ IV.

3rd lunar month of 1813: premiere at the Moritaza of Tsuruya Namboku IV's play "Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Yomiuri" (commonly called "Osome no Nanayaku", in English "The seven roles of Osome"). The seven roles are played by Iwai Hanshir˘ V; Danjűr˘ plays the roles of Kyűsaku and the sarumawashi Sajibei [casting].

4th lunar month of 1813: Danjűr˘ plays the role of the warrior Sait˘ Bett˘ Sanemori in the drama "Gempei Nunobiki no Taki", which is staged at the Moritaza.

6th lunar month of 1813: premiere at the Moritaza of the 8-role hengemono "Mata Koko-ni Sugata Hakkei"; the 8 roles are performed by Danjűr˘. One of them, the one for the view "wild goose swooping down upon Katata in Autumn" ("Katata no Rakugan" in Japanese), has survived and became an independent popular dance item in the Kabuki repertoire, known under the titles of "ďmi no Okane", "Danjűr˘ Musume" (the Danjűr˘ Girl) or "Sarashima" (the Cloth-bleaching Girl).

1st lunar month of 1814: Danjűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent). Premiere at the Moritaza of the Nagauta-based dance "Sh˘fudatsuki Kongen Kusazuri"; Danjűr˘ plays the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune [casting].

3rd lunar month of 1814: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Namboku IV's drama "Sumidagawa Hana no Goshozome", commonly called "Onna Seigen"; Danjűr˘ plays the roles of Yoshida Matsuwakamaru, the Iruma's tsubone Iwafuji, the yakko Gunsuke, the carver Hidari Jingor˘ and Awazu Rokur˘ [more details].

5th lunar month of 1814: premiere at the Ichimuraza of the 12-role hengemono "Manete Mimasu Shiki no Wazaogi", which is performed by Danjűr˘. One of the roles, "Tombi Yakko", is still part of the current Kabuki repertoire.

7th lunar month of 1814: Danjűr˘ plays for the first time at the Ichimuraza the role of the smuggler Genkai Nadaemon in the play "Imaori Hakata no Irifune", which is very similar to "Kezori". His stage partners are Seki Sanjűr˘ II (Komachiya S˘shichi) and Ichikawa Dannosuke III (the courtesan Hakata Kojor˘).

3rd lunar month of 1815: Danjűr˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Kumagai Tar˘ and Minamoto no Yoshitsune in the classic "Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura".

4th lunar month of 1815: the actors Danjűr˘, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, Iwai Hanshir˘ V and Seki Sanjűr˘ II move to the Kawarazakiza, which is about to reopen.

5th lunar month of 1815: premiere of Tsuruya Namboku IV's drama "Kakitsubata Iro mo Edozome" (commonly called "Oroku to Gantetsu") at the Kawarazakiza. Danjűr˘ plays the roles of Omamori Dembei and Sano Jir˘zaemon.

8th lunar month of 1815: Danjűr˘ plays at the Kawarazakiza the roles of Tadanobu and Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan in the play "Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura". His stage partner in the role of Shizuka Gozen in the michiyuki "Michiyuki Hatsune no Tabi" is the onnagata Segawa Tamon.

9th lunar month of 1815: Danjűr˘ plays in the same theater the roles of ďboshi Yuranosuke, Hayano Kampei, Ichimonjiya Saibei and Amakawaya Gihei in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura". His stage partners are Segawa Tamon (Okaru), Iwai Kumesabur˘ II (Oishi, Osono) and Seki Sanjűr˘ II (En'ya Hangan, Teraoka Heiemon).

7th lunar month of 1816: Danjűr˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the roles of Momoi Wakasanosuke, ďboshi Yuranosuke and Ichimonjiya Saibei in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura". The role of En'ya Hangan is played by Onoe Kikugor˘ III.

3rd lunar month of 1817: premiere at the Kawarazakiza of Tsuruya Namboku IV's masterpiece "Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsh˘"; Danjűr˘ plays the roles of the priest Seigen, Tsurigane Gonsuke (in reality Shinobu no S˘ta) and Inanoya Hanbei [casting].

2nd lunar month of 1818: the play "Kamakura Sandaiki" is staged for the first time in Edo, at the Nakamuraza; Danjűr˘ plays the role of Miuranosuke [casting].

4th lunar month of 1819: Danjűr˘ plays at the Tamagawaza the roles of ďboshi Yuranosuke, En'ya Hangan, Hayano Kampei, Momoi Wakasanosuke, Ono no Sadakur˘, Tonase and Amakawaya Gihei in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura". His main stage partners are Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V (K˘ no Moron˘, Teraoka Heiemon, Kakogawa Honz˘), Segawa Kikunoj˘ V (Okaru, Oishi) and Iwai Hanshir˘ V (Osono).

4th lunar month of 1820: Danjűr˘ plays at the Kawarazakiza the roles of Kajiwara Genta Kagesue and Hatakeyama Shigetada in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki". The role of Chidori is played by Ichikawa Monnosuke III.

5th lunar month of 1821: Danjűr˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the roles of Momoi Wakasanosuke, Hayano Kampei and Ishid˘ Umanoj˘ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

3rd lunar month of 1823: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Namboku IV's drama "Ukiyogara Hiyoku no Inazuma"; Danjűr˘ plays the roles of Fuwa Banzaemon, Banzui Ch˘bei and Teranishi Kanshin [casting].

5th lunar month of 1823: Danjűr˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the roles of Matsu˘maru and Terukuni in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami". The roles of Chiyo, Ume˘maru and Sakuramaru are played by Segawa Kikunoj˘ V, Seki Sanjűr˘ II and Onoe Kikugor˘ III.

7th lunar month of 1825: Danjűr˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the roles of Momoi Wakasanosuke, Senzaki Yagor˘, Ishid˘ Umanoj˘ and Amakawaya Gihei in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

7th lunar month of 1825: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Tsuruya Namboku IV's ghost play "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan"; Danjűr˘ plays the role of Tamiya Iemon [casting].

9th lunar month of 1825: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Tsuruya Namboku IV's drama "Kamikakete Sango Taisetsu"; Danjűr˘ plays the roles of Sasanoya Sangor˘ (in reality Tokuemon's son Sentar˘) and It˘ Genshin (in reality Senzaki Yagor˘) [casting].

1st lunar month of 1826: Danjűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is dai-j˘-j˘-kichi (grand - superior - superior - excellent).

9th lunar month of 1826: Danjűr˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Kajiwara Heiji Kagetaka, Matsuemon and Higuchi Jir˘ Kanemitsu in the drama "Hirakana Seishuiki". The roles of Chidori and Ofude are played by Iwai Shijaku I and Iwai Kumesabur˘ II.

5th lunar month of 1827: Danjűr˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Kajiwara Heiji Kagetaka in the "Senjin Mond˘" scene of the drama "Hirakana Seishuiki". The roles of Kajiwara Genta Kagesue, Chidori and Enju are played by Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III, Iwai Kumesabur˘ II and Kataoka Nizaemon VII.

6th lunar month of 1827: premiere at the Kawarazakiza of Tsuruya Namboku IV's drama "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi"; Danjűr˘ plays the roles of Nakano T˘suke (in reality Yui Minbunosuke), Botan Jishi no Hachi, Edobei (in reality Fujikawa Mizuemon), Mamushi no Jirokichi and Banzui Ch˘bei [casting].

7th lunar month of 1827: Danjűr˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Momoi Wakasanosuke, Teraoka Heiemon, Ono no Sadakur˘, ďwashi Bungo, Kakusuke, Ishid˘ Umanoj˘ and Amakawaya Gihei in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

9th lunar month of 1827: Danjűr˘ plays in the same theater the role of Matahei in the drama "Keisei Hangonk˘". His stage partners are Iwai Kumesabur˘ II (Otoku), Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV (Utanosuke), Ichimura Uzaemon XII (Shurinosuke) and Kataoka Nizaemon VII (Sh˘gen).

12th lunar month of 1827: Danjűr˘ plays at the Kawarazakiza the roles of Kajiwara Heiji Kagetaka, Matsuemon and Higuchi Jir˘ Kanemitsu in the drama "Hirakana Seishuiki".

5th lunar month of 1828: Danjűr˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the roles of Matsu˘maru and Kan Sh˘j˘ in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

10th lunar month of 1829: Danjűr˘ plays under the name of Ichikawa Hakuen the roles of ďboshi Yuranosuke, Hayano Kampei and Ono no Sadakur˘ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which is performed at the Shukuin no Shibai in Sakai. His stage partner in the role of Okaru is Fujikawa Tomokichi II.

1st lunar month of 1830: Danjűr˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is goku-j˘-j˘-kichi (extreme - superior - superior - excellent).

5th lunar month of 1831: Danjűr˘ plays at the Kawarazakiza the role of the ferryman Tombei in the drama "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi"; he creates the definitive kata for this role; the role of Tombei's daughter Ofuna is played by Sawamura Gennosuke II.

7th lunar month of 1831: Danjűr˘ plays at the Kawarazakiza the roles of the warrior Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane and Rokuyata in the play "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki". The role of Kumagai's wife Sagami is played by Segawa Kikunoj˘ V.

9th lunar month of 1831: Danjűr˘ plays in the same theater the role of Matsu˘maru in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

3rd lunar month of 1832: great shűmei at the Ichimuraza for the Naritaya guild. Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII takes back the name of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V and his son Ichikawa Ebiz˘ VI, who is only 9 years old, becomes Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII. Ebiz˘ plays the roles of Sarushima S˘ta, Iwafuji and Yoshida Matsuwakamaru in Tsuruya Namboku IV's drama "Sumidagawa Hana no Goshozome". He also plays the prestigious role of Sukeroku in the drama "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura". His stage partners in the roles of the courtesan Agemaki and Ikyű are Iwai Hanshir˘ V and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V.

4th lunar month of 1832: Ebiz˘ plays in the same theater the roles of the boatman Matsuemon, Higuchi Jir˘ Kanemitsu and Kajiwara Heiji Kagetaka in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki". He also plays the role of Soga Gor˘ in the short and bombastic play "Ya-no-Ne". The role of Soga Jűr˘ is played by Ichimura Uzaemon XII.

11th lunar month of 1832: Ebiz˘ moves to the Kawarazakiza and plays several roles, including Narita Gor˘ and Ashigarayama no Yamamba, in the kaomise program. His son Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII plays for the first time the leading role of the "Shibaraku" scene.

3rd lunar month of 1833: Ebiz˘ plays in the same theater the roles of ďboshi Yuranosuke, Hayano Kampei, Momoi Wakasanosuke, Teraoka Heiemon and Amakawaya Gihei in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

2nd lunar month of 1836: Ebiz˘ plays at the Moritaza the roles of Genz˘, Yuranosuke, Oni˘ Shinzaemon, Tanuki no Kakubei, Izu no Jir˘, Hisaage Zenji, Matsu˘maru, Kakogawa Honz˘, ďmi no T˘ta, Kakuju, Oishi, Soga Mank˘, Terukuni, Ishid˘ Umanoj˘, Tempaizan no Kan Sh˘j˘, ďwashi Bungo, Taira no Kagekiyo, the wooden statue of Kan Sh˘j˘, the statue of Fud˘ My˘˘ and Momoi Wakasanosuke in the drama "Sugawararyű Kanagaki Soga", which mixes the worlds of "Kanadehon Chűshingura", "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" and the Soga brothers.

4th lunar month of 1836: premiere at the Moritaza of the drama "Hakkenden Uwasa no Takadono"; Ebiz˘ plays the roles of ďtsuka Shinjir˘, Fukami Katsugor˘, Inuta Kobungo, Inuyama D˘setsu, Inuzuka Shino, Inumura Kakutar˘, Aboshi Samojir˘, Tsuchida Dotar˘ and the wicked priest Narukami [casting].

1st lunar month of 1838: Ebiz˘ plays at the Kawarazakiza the role of the warrior Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane in the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki", which is included in the new year program "Fude Hajime Mazebari Soga". The role of Kumagai's wife Sagami is played by Ichikawa Danz˘ V.

3rd lunar month of 1839: premiere at the Kawarazakiza of the dance program "Shiki no Nagame Maru-ni-I no Toshi", which is made up of four dances dedicated to the four seasons and stars the actor Sawamura Tossh˘ I, supported by Ebiz˘ and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII [more details].

9th lunar month of 1839: premiere at the Kawarazakiza of the Kiyomoto-based dance "Shimero Yare Iro no Kakegoe", which is still part of the current Kabuki repertoire under the title "Kanda Matsuri". It stars Ebiz˘, Sawamura Tossh˘ I and Onoe Eizabur˘ III.

3rd lunar month of 1840: PremiŔre of the dance-drama "Kanjinch˘" at the Kawarazakiza; Ebiz˘ plays the role of Benkei [more details].

8th lunar month of 1840: premiere at the Nakamuraza of the drama "Koi Minato Hakata no Hitofushi", a revised version of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece "Hakata Kojor˘ Nami Makura"; Ebiz˘ plays the role of Kezori Kuemon [casting].

4th lunar month of 1841: Ebiz˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Midaroku, the yakko Tagohei and Rakujinsai in the play "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki". The role of Yoshitsune is played by his son Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII.

11th lunar month of 1841: Ebiz˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Kakuju, Ume˘maru and Takebe Genz˘ in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami". The roles of Matsu˘maru and Sakuramaru are played by Nakamura Utaemon IV and Sawamura Tossh˘ I.

3rd lunar month of 1842: Ebiz˘ plays the eponymous role of the play "Kagekiyo", which is staged at the Kawarazakiza. His stage partners are Ichikawa Kuz˘ II (Shigetada) and Onoe Eizabur˘ III (Akoya).

Summer 1842: Ebiz˘ is arrested and accused of violating the sumptuary laws. His sumptuous villa is destroyed and he is banished from Edo.

11th lunar month of 1843: Ebiz˘ plays the roles of Kakuju and Matsu˘maru in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which is staged in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai.

11th lunar month of 1844: Ebiz˘ plays the roles of Kakuju and Matsu˘maru in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which is staged in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai. The roles of Ume˘maru and Sakuramaru are played by Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV and Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1845: Ebiz˘ plays at the Kitagawa no Shibai in Ky˘to the role of the warrior Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane in the play "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki". The role of Kumagai's wife Sagami is played by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ II.

2nd lunar month of 1847: Ebiz˘ plays the role of Yoshitsune in le michiyuki and the "Shi-no-Kiri" act of the classic "Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura", which is performed at the Kado no Shibai (ďsaka). His stage partners are Arashi Kichisabur˘ III (Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan), Ichikawa Kodanji IV (Tadanobu) and Arashi Rikaku II (Shizuka Gozen).

5th lunar month of 1847: Ebiz˘ plays the roles of Yoshitsune, Igami no Gonta and Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan in Ky˘to in the play "Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura", which is produced at the Kitagawa no Shibai by the nadai Kameya Kumenoj˘ and Hayagumo Ch˘dayű. His stage partners are Ichikawa Kodanji IV(Tadanobu) and Arashi Rikaku II (Shizuka Gozen).

9th lunar month of 1848: Ebiz˘ plays the role of Rokusuke in the drama "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi", which is staged in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai. The role of Osono is played by Arashi Rikan III. Ebiz˘ also plays the roles of Kakuju and Matsu˘maru in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

11th lunar month of 1848: Ebiz˘ plays the roles of Kakuju and Matsu˘maru in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which is staged in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

3rd lunar month of 1850: Ebiz˘ plays at Kawarazakiza the role of the warrior Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane in the play "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki". The role of Kumagai's wife Sagami is played by Onoe Kikujir˘ II.

9th lunar month of 1852: Ebiz˘ plays at Kawarazakiza the role of Midaroku in the play "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki". The role of the warrior Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane is played by his son Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII.

1st lunar month of 1853: Ebiz˘ plays at the Kado no Shibai the eponymous role of the play "Kagekiyo". His stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ VI (Akoya) and Kataoka Gad˘ II (Shigetada).

5th lunar month of 1853: Ebiz˘ plays one more time the eponymous role of the play "Kagekiyo" in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

4th lunar month of 1854: tour in Nagoya at the Wakamiya no Shibai. He plays under the name of Naritaya Shichizaemon the eponymous role of the play "Kagekiyo".

8th lunar month of 1854: a few days after his triumphant arrival in ďsaka, his son Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII commits suicide in his inn.

6th lunar month of 1855: tour in Nagoya, where he plays under the name of Matsumoto K˘shir˘.

11th lunar month of 1855: he plays the roles of Dankur˘ and Saisaki Iga no Kami in the play "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari", which is staged in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai.

1856: he takes one more time the name of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V.

1st lunar month of 1857: Ebiz˘ plays for the last time the role of Benkei in the dance-drama "Kanjinch˘", which is staged in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai. The roles of Togashi and Yoshitsune are played by Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV and Ichikawa K˘z˘.

1st lunar month of 1859: Ebiz˘ plays at the Nakamuraza but he suddenly falls ill and needs to rest a few weeks.

3rd lunar month of 1859: Ebiz˘ is supposed to play in the same theater the roles of Daihanji no Kiyosumi and Soga no Iruka in the drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" but he has a relapse and dies the 23rd of this month.

Comments:

Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V was an outstanding tachiyaku and the most popular actor of the nineteenth century.

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII playing the role of Matsu˘maru in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"

Prints & Illustrations

8 faces

Print made by Katsukawa Shun'ei in 1794

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1815

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada (1820~1830)

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada in 1822

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada in 1824

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada in 1827

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada in 1828

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada in 1833

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1850

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1851

Print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi in 1851

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1852

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1852

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1852

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1852

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1852

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1852

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1852

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1852

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1852 (courtesy of V.)

The Ichikawa Sansh˘ line of actors

The Ichikawa Jukai line of actors

The Ichikawa Shinnosuke line of actors

The Ichikawa Danjűr˘ line of actors

The Ichikawa Ebiz˘ line of actors

 
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