|ICHIKAWA EBIZď VII|
Line number: SHICHIDAIME (VII)
Existence: 1833 ~ 13 July 1874
Great-great-great-great-grandfather: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I
Great-great-great-grandfather: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II (Danjűr˘ II)
Great-great-grandfather: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ III (Danjűr˘ IV)
Great-Grandfather: Ichikawa Hakuen I (Danjűr˘ V)
Father: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V
Adoptive father and father-in-law: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VI
1833 ~ 1844: born in Edo. He was the third son of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V. His mother was Osato, one concubine of his father. He started his career at an unknown date, performing under the name of Ichikawa Shinnosuke III.
1844: he was adopted by Ichikawa Komaz˘ V.
3rd lunar month of 1844: Ichikawa Komaz˘ V and Ichikawa Shinnosuke III respectively took the names of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VI and Ichikawa Komaz˘ VII at the Nakamuraza, playing together in the drama "Sugata no Hana Yayoi no Kagamiyama".
11th lunar month of 1849: his father-in-law Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I died.
1856: separation with his wife and the Matsumoto clan.
3rd lunar month of 1856: Ichikawa Komaz˘ VII took the name of Ichikawa Shinsh˘.
3rd lunar month of 1859: his father Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V died.
1874: Ichikawa Hakuen IV formally took the name of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ VII. He unfortunately fell ill and died before performing under his new name.
Ichikawa Ebiz˘ VII was a promising tachiyaku actor but he died before becoming popular and achieving any fame.
 Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V fathered only one child with Osato. Ichikawa Ebiz˘ VII's 6 brothers were therefore all half-brothers.
 Ichikawa Komaz˘ V gave his name to Ichikawa Komaz˘ VII ... what about Ichikawa Komaz˘ VI ? In 1844, Ichikawa Shinnosuke III became indeed Ichikawa Komaz˘ VI. He became the 7th Ichikawa Komaz˘ after his death, during the Meiji era. One elder half-brother of Ichikawa Komaz˘ VII, who spent almost no time on stage and never held the name of Ichikawa Komaz˘, was finally considered by the Kabuki world as the sixth holder of the name Ichikawa Komaz˘.
The mon of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ VII
The Ichikawa Komaz˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Ebiz˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Hakuen line of actors
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