Real name: Kusumi Yoshihiro
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Birthday: 15 August 1967
Master: Ichikawa En'˘ II (Ichikawa Ennosuke III)
January 1975: he makes his first appearance on stage at the Kabukiza;
he plays a schoolboy role in the scene "Terakoya" of the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".
January 1978: he becomes heyago of the star Ichikawa Ennosuke III.
May 1978: he takes the name of Ichikawa En'ya II at the Minamiza,
playing the role of Shigaichi in the drama "Kagamiyama Gonichi no Iwafuji" and a kamuro role in the play "Sukeroku".
January 1995: En'ya takes part in the 14th Kabuki performances at the Asakusa K˘kaid˘ to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Sh˘chiku Company [more details].
July 1998: En'ya becomes nadai
and plays the role of Musashib˘ Benkei in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura",
which is staged at the Kabukiza.
January 2000: En'ya plays at the Kabukiza the role
of Hayami no T˘ta in the "Yoshinoyama" scene of the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".
December 2000: premiere at the Kabukiza of "Kaka Saiyűki",
Ichikawa Ennosuke III's version of Kawatake Shinshichi III's 1878 drama "Tsűzoku Saiyűki"
(Kaka is the haimy˘ of Ichikawa Ennosuke III);
En'ya plays the role of Chohakkai [casting].
October 2003: revival at the National Theatre with the Omodakaya guild of Nagawa Kamesuke I's drama "Hade Kurabe Ise Monogatari";
En'ya plays the roles of Naidaijin Akinobu and Ny˘hachi [casting].
January 2008: revival at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of "Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura",
which celebrates the 1070th anniversary of the Naritasan temple, where the Deity Fud˘ My˘˘ is worshipped;
En'ya plays the role of Yamagami Kanz˘ [casting].
Ichikawa En'ya II is a young tachiyaku of the Omodakaya guild.