ICHIKAWA EMIZď

Stage names:

Ichikawa Emiz˘ In Japanese

Real name: Ueno Seiichi

Guild: Omodakaya

Birthday: 30 November 1969

Connections:

Master: Ichikawa En'˘ II (Ichikawa Ennosuke III)

Career:

30 November 1969: born in Kumamoto.

April 1991: debut on stage (hatsubutai) at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘, where he performs in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Oguri".

April, May 1996: he receives the name of Ichikawa Emiz˘ and performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Kaguya".

June 1996: Emiz˘ performs at the Chűnichi Theatre in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

July 1996: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Kosan Kingor˘", "Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari" and "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi".

October 1996: Emiz˘ performs at the National Theatre in the drama "Shitenn˘ Momiji no Edoguma".

December 1996: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

April, May 1997: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "ďkuninushi".

June 1997: Emiz˘ performs at the Chűnichi Theatre in the drama "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi".

July 1997: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami", "Kaminari Send˘" and "T˘ryű Oguri Hangan".

September, October 1997: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Kaguya".

December 1997: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Kenuki" and "M˘moku Monogatari".

January 1998: Emiz˘ performs at the PARCO Gekij˘ in the drama "Ryűjinden".

April, May 1998: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Oguri".

July 1998: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

September, October 1998: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Yamato Takeru".

November 1998: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in the drama "Mikasayama Goten".

December 1998: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Tengajaya", "Kumo no Hy˘shimai" and "Kokusen'ya Gassen".

April, May 1999: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi".

June 1999: Emiz˘ performs at the Chűnichi Theatre in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi".

July 1999: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Nans˘ Satomi Hakkenden", "Yakko D˘j˘ji, "Ippon Gatana Dohy˘ Iri" and "Date no Jűyaku".

September, October 1999: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi".

January 2000: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in "Torii Mae" and "Sukeroku".

April, May 2000: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi".

June 2000: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi".

July 2000: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in the drama "Uwajima S˘d˘".

September 2000: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

October 2000: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in the drama "Kagamiyama Gonichi no Iwafuji".

November 2000: Emiz˘ performs at the Hakataza in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi".

December 2000: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in the drama "Kaka Saiyűki".

February 2001: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in "Kurumabiki", "Ippon Gatana Dohy˘ Iri", "Kagatobi" and "Ukiyo Buro".

April, May 2001: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi II".

June 2001: Emiz˘ performs at the Chűnichi Theatre in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi II".

July 2001: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Kaka Saiyűki", "Shunkan" and "Sanmon Gosan no Kiri".

September, October 2001: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi II".

December 2001: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Kaka Saiyűki", "Ukiyo Buro" and "Mikasayama Goten".

January 2002: Emiz˘ performs at the Asakusa K˘kaid˘ in the drama "Gozonji Suzu-ga-Mori".

February 2002: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in "Nans˘ Satomi Hakkenden" and "Kagamiyama Gonichi no Iwafuji".

March 2002: Emiz˘ performs at the Hakataza in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi II".

July 2002: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Gohiiki Kanjinch˘", "Yoshinoyama", "Kurayami no Ushimatsu" and "Nans˘ Satomi Hakkenden".

October 2002: Emiz˘ performs at the Misonoza in "Kenuki".

December 2002: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Sakura Giminden" and "Chinsetsu Yumihari Zuki".

January 2003: Emiz˘ performs at the National Theatre in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki".

March, April 2003: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi III".

May 2003: Emiz˘ performs at the Hakataza in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi III".

June 2003: Emiz˘ performs at the Chűnichi Theatre in the drama "Nans˘ Satomi Hakkenden".

July 2003: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Emiji Yakata", "Kagatobi" and "Kanadehon Futae Z˘shi".

October 2003: Emiz˘ performs at the National Theatre in the drama "Hade Kurabe Ise Monogatari".

November 2003: Emiz˘ performs at the Hakataza in the drama "Seitaig˘".

December 2003: Emiz˘ performs at the Minamiza in "Domo Mata" and "Kaka Saiyűki".

January 2004: Emiz˘ performs at the National Theatre in the drama "Ukiyozuka Hiyoku no Inazuma".

March 2004: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi III".

April, May 2004: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Shin Sangokushi III".

June 2004: Emiz˘ performs at the Chűnichi Theatre in the drama "Seitaig˘".

July 2004: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Shuzenji Monogatari", "Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsh˘" and "Kawatsura H˘gen Yakata".

September 2004: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in the drama "Seitaig˘".

December 2004: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Yaegiri Kuruwa Banashi" and "Gozonji Suzu-ga-Mori".

January 2005: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Ishikiri Kajiwara", "Kagatobi" and "Narukami".

March, April 2005: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Yamato Takeru".

May 2005: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Yamato Takeru".

July 2005: Emiz˘ performs at the National Theatre in "Kawatsura H˘gen Yakata".

September 2005: Emiz˘ performs at the Hakataza in "Sannin Kichisa" and "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

November 2005: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in the drama "Tanuki Goten".

January 2006: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in "Yoshikata Saigo" and "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

March 2006: Emiz˘ performs at the National Theatre in "T˘ryű Oguri Hangan".

May 2006: Emiz˘ performs at the Chűnichi Theatre in the drama "Yukinoj˘ Henge 2006".

June 2006: Emiz˘ performs at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ in "Kurumabiki" and "Abura no Jigoku".

July 2006: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Yasha-ga-Ike", "Kaijin Bess˘" and "Tenshu Monogatari".

August 2006: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Keian Taiheiki" and "Nans˘ Satomi Hakkenden".

September 2006: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Terakoya".

October 2006: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Kuzu-no-Ha".

November 2006: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in "Badarai no Mitsuhide" and "Kawatsura H˘gen Yakata".

December 2006: Emiz˘ performs at the National Theatre in "Genroku Chűshingura".

January 2007: Emiz˘ performs at the Asakusa K˘kaid˘ in "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

March 2007: Emiz˘ performs at the National Theatre in the newly-created drama "Hachisu no Ito Koi no Mandara".

May 2007: Emiz˘ performs at the Minamiza in "Kumo no Hy˘shimai".

August 2007: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Echizen Ichij˘-ga-Tani", "Shitakiri Suzume" and "Ura Omote Sendai Hagi".

September 2007: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Nij˘j˘ no Kiyomasa".

December 2007: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Fudeya K˘bŕ".

January 2008: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in "Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura".

March 2008: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Yamato Takeru".

April 2008: Emiz˘ performs at the Hakataza in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Yamato Takeru".

May 2008: Emiz˘ performs at the Sh˘chikuza in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Yamato Takeru".

June 2008: Emiz˘ performs at the Chűnichi Theatre in the SűpÔ Kabuki drama "Yamato Takeru".

July 2008: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura" and "Yasha-ga-Ike".

November 2008: Emiz˘ performs at the National Theatre in "Edo no Yami Ayashi no Kagizume".

December 2008: Emiz˘ performs at the Minamiza in "Jiisan Baasan".

January 2009: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura" and "Shiranami Gonin Otoko".

March 2009: Emiz˘ performs at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ in "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi".

April 2009: Emiz˘ performs at the Misonoza in "Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura".

May 2009: Emiz˘ performs at the Chűnichi Theatre in "T˘kaid˘chű Hizakurige".

June 2009: Emiz˘ performs at the National Theatre in "Kaka Saiyuki".

July 2009: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "Gojű no T˘", "Kaijin Bess˘", "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" and "Tenshu Monogatari".

October 2009: Emiz˘ performs at the Hakataza in "Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura".

December 2009: Emiz˘ performs at the Kabukiza in "ďedo Ribingu Deddo" and "Noda-ban Nezumi Koz˘".

August 2010: Emiz˘ goes to Edinburgh (Scotland) for the Fringe Festival; three days of street performances, called "Emiz˘ Shichi Henge" (The Seven Transformations of Emiz˘), in which he performs brief extracts from 7 different Kabuki plays, changing costume and makeup on the spot.

Comments:

Ichikawa Emiz˘ is a young and talented actor of the Omodakaya guild. He not only acts in SűpÔ Kabuki and classical Kabuki, but is also exploring ways to create contemporary Kabuki.

For more details and pictures, check his official website: emizouichikawa.com

Ichikawa Emiz˘ performing as a yakko
Picture courtesy of Ichikawa Emiz˘ (all rights reserved)

 
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