ARASHI GANSHď

Stage names:

Arashi Gansh˘ In Japanese
Jitsukawa Enj˘ In Japanese
Jitsukawa Ikujaku In Japanese

Real name: Kitamura Yasujir˘

Guild: Komuraya

Poetry name: Kikud˘

Existence: 15th day of the 10th lunar month of 1862 ~ 19 November 1930

Connection:

Master: Arashi Rikan IV

Career:

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˘.

1877: he joined the actor Arashi Rikan IV and received the name of Arashi Gansh˘ in December in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai.

November 1890: Gansh˘ played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Kameya Chűbŕ in the drama "Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai"; the role of the courtesan Umegawa was played by Kataoka Gad˘ III.

June 1894: tour in the cities of Onomichi, Hiroshima and Matsue.

January 1903: Gansh˘ played at the Horieza the role of Fujiya Izaemon in the drama "Kuruwa Bunsh˘"; the role of the courtesan Yűgiri was played by Kataoka Gad˘ IV.

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 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.

December 1921: Gansh˘ played at the Naniwaza (ďsaka) the role of Shigetada in the drama "Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki"; the role of Akoya was played by Kataoka Gad˘ IV.

19 November 1930: Gansh˘ died.

Comments:

Arashi Gansh˘ was a talented and popular Kamigata actor, excelling in wagotoshi and jitsugotoshi roles. He was also able to play both onnagata and katakiyaku. He never performed in T˘ky˘.

Arashi Gansh˘ in the drama "Sekitori Senry˘ Nobori"

 
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