Real name: Kitamura Yasujir˘
Poetry name: Kikud˘
Existence: 15th day of the 10th lunar month of 1862 ~ 19 November 1930
Master: Arashi Rikan IV
10th lunar month of 1852: born in Ky˘to in the famous Gion pleasure quarter. His father was a weaver in the district of Nishijin.
9th lunar month of 1870: he started his career performing under the name of Jitsukawa Ikujaku.
June 1876: Jitsukawa Ikujaku took the name of Jitsukawa Enj˘.
June 1894: tour in the cities of Onomichi, Hiroshima and Matsue.
June 1904: Gansh˘ played at the Fukuiza (ďsaka) the role of Tamate Gozen in the drama "Sesshű Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji"; the roles of Gapp˘ and Takayasu Shuntokumaru were played by Kuroya Ichiz˘ and Arashi Ritoku.
November 1906: Gansh˘ played at the Bentenza (ďsaka) the roles of Benkei, Yasuke and Shizuka Gozen in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danz˘ VII (Tomomori, Gonta), Onoe Taminosuke (Yoshitsune), Ichikawa Udanji I (Tadanobu, Kajiwara) and Nakamura Fukusuke III (Suke-no-Tsubone, Kokingo).
January 1916: Gansh˘ played at the Naniwaza (ďsaka) the role of Matsunaga Daizen in the drama "Kinkakuji"; the roles of T˘kichi and Princess Yuki were played by Arashi Tokusabur˘ V and Kataoka Gad˘ IV. The play was staged with the same casting in April in Nagoya at the Suehiroza.
19 November 1930: Gansh˘ died.
Arashi Gansh˘ in the drama "Sekitori Senry˘ Nobori"
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