ICHIKAWA GANGYOKU II

Stage names:

Ichikawa Gangyoku II In Japanese
Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ III In Japanese
Ichikawa Fukutar˘ II In Japanese

Real name: Ichikawa Fukutar˘

Guild: Kobeniya

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry names: Gangyoku, Gan'˘

Existence: 1835 [1] ~ 22 February 1920

Connections:

Master: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX

Son: Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ IV

Disciple: Ichikawa Ichimatsu

Career:

1835 [1]: born in Ky˘to. He was named Kinsabur˘ when he was a child.

1868: he became a disciple of Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ II and received the name of Ichikawa Fukutar˘ II.

1870s: he received the patronage of Onoe Tamiz˘ II in Kamigata and of Kawarazaki Sansh˘ in T˘kyo, where he stayed in 1873/1874.

October 1874: Ichikawa Fukutar˘ II took the name of Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ III at the Chikugo no Shibai, where he played the role of Hikiroku in the drama "Ataridoshi Satomi no Hanj˘".

Fall 1879: Ichijűr˘ went to T˘ky˘.

Fall 1880: Ichijűr˘ went back to ďsaka to play at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Igami no Gonta and Yokawa no Kakuhan in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

May 1888: Ichijűr˘ went to T˘ky˘ with his son Ichikawa Ichitar˘ to perform at the Harukiza.

February 1889: Ichijűr˘ went back in ďsaka to play at the Asahiza the role of Mitsuhide in the drama "Tamamo-no-Mae Asahi no Tamoto".

May 1910: Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ III and his son Ichikawa Dankichi II took the respectives names of Ichikawa Gangyoku II and Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ IV.

April 1919: Gangyoku appeared on stage for the last time in ďsaka at the Nakaza, where he played the role of Ishikawa Goemon in the drama "Sanmon"; the role of Mashiba Hisayoshi was played by Jitsukawa Enjaku II.

22 February 1920: Gangyoku died.

Comments:

Ichikawa Gangyoku II was an important and popular Kamigata actor and his best role was Ishikawa Goemon.

[1] 1837 according to the reference book "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

Ichikawa Gangyoku II playing the role of Ishikawa Goemon

The Ichikawa Fukutar˘ line of actors

The Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ line of actors

The Ichikawa Gangyoku line of actors

 
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