ONOE FUJAKU
   
TEN GENERATIONS
Onoe Fujaku I
 

The actor Onoe Koisabur˘ I's haimy˘ was Fujaku and, although he never officially held the name of Onoe Fujaku I, he was considered as the founder of this line.

Onoe Fujaku II
 

The actor Onoe Shinshichi II's haimy˘ was Fujaku and, although he never officially held the name of Onoe Fujaku II, he was considered as the second actor of this line.

Onoe Fujaku III
 

The actor Onoe Fujaku III held this name from the end of the 1810s to the 1st lunar month of 1831.

Onoe Fujaku III playing the role of Hagizuka Narutonosuke in the drama "Momo Chidori Naruto no Shiranami", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1826 at the ďnishi no Shibai (print made by Ryűsai Shigeharu)

Onoe Fujaku IV
 

The actor Onoe Sh˘ju held the name of Onoe Fujaku IV from the 1st lunar month of 1839 to the first half of the 1840s.

Onoe Fujaku V
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Onoe Fujaku III, he made his debut on stage in 1820, performing as a koyaku under the name of Onoe Otomatsu. He took the names of Onoe Tokumatsu III and Onoe Fujaku V in 1821 and 1844. This onnagata actor was active up to 1864 in hama shibai or miyaji shibai. He most likely died in 1866.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Seiga (?) Nanbuya

Onoe Fujaku V (left) and Arashi Rinshi I (right) playing the roles of Oshun and Denbŕ in the drama "Sarumawashi Kadode no Hitofushi", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1860 in ďsaka in the precinct of the Tenma Tenjin Shrine (print made by Utagawa Kunikazu)

Print made by Utagawa Hirosada in 1851

Onoe Fujaku VI
 

The actor Onoe Shinshichi IV held the name of Onoe Fujaku VI from an unknwon time to the 12th lunar month of 1869.

Onoe Fujaku VII
 

Date of birth in Kamigata unknown. Disciple of Mimasu Daigor˘ V, his first stage name was Mimasu Takaku. His first master died and he had the opportunity to meet Sawamura Tanosuke III in ďsaka when he was on tour there. He joined the young star and received the name of Sawamura Chidori at an unknown time. He settled in T˘ky˘ in February 1883 to perform at the Harukiza. He was spotted by the star Onoe Kikugor˘ V, who welcomed him in his clan and let him take the name of Onoe Fujaku VII in April 1888 at the Nakamuraza. This supporting onnagata actor died in T˘ky˘ the 28th of August 1894.

Honmy˘ Yag˘
Nakamura Takaku Otowaya

Onoe Fujaku VII (left) and Nakamura Fukusuke IV (right) in a print made by K˘ch˘r˘ H˘sai in 1891

Onoe Fujaku VIII
 

The actor Onoe Kikujir˘ III held the name of Onoe Fujaku VIII from March 1905 to February 1915.

Onoe Fujaku VIII playing the role of Princess Minazuru in the drama "Kikubatake" (end of the 1900s)

Onoe Fujaku IX
 

Born the 14th of February 1903. He started his career in 1917, as a disciple of Onoe Kikujir˘ III, who gave him the name of Onoe Hanamaru. He took the name of Onoe Otome I in 1919, becoming a disciple of Onoe Kikugor˘ VI after the death of his first master the 27th of August 1919. He finally took the name of Onoe Fujaku IX in October 1924 at the Ichimuraza and became nadai in May 1928. He left the Sh˘chiku Company in December 1928 but joined it back in December 1931. He ended his career in Asakusa in koshibai venues. The day of his death (before WW2) was not recorded. He was a supporting onnagata actor.

Honmy˘ Yag˘
Arai Keiz˘ Otowaya

Onoe Fujaku IX playing the role of the koshimoto Namiji in the drama "K˘chiyama"

Onoe Fujaku X
 

Born in T˘ky˘ the 15th of January 1924. He started his career in the troupe of Kira Tar˘ and made his first stage appearance in May 1943 in Yokohama at the Kabukiza. He left this troupe one year later. He joined the troupe led by Ichikawa Monzabur˘ in 1947 and received the name of Ichikawa Yoshijir˘. Ichikawa Danz˘ VIII accepted to let him become his disciple in 1949. He became nadai in 1951 and celebrated this event by taking the name of Ichikawa Onoe III in September 1951, playing at the Kabukiza the role of Okimi in the drama "Kari no Tayori". He joined the Onoe clan in 1965, as a disciple of Onoe Baik˘ VII. He took the name of Onoe Fujaku X in May 1965 at the Kabukiza, playing the role of Oshige in the drama "Sakanaya S˘gor˘". He died the 1st of March 1998. He was a respected supporting onnagata actor.

Honmy˘ Yag˘
Kasahara K˘ichi Otowaya
 
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