Born in T˘ky˘ the 5th of January 1901. He was the son of Ichikawa Sh˘en, a disciple of Ichikawa Danz˘ VII.
He started his career as a disciple of Ichikawa Danz˘ VII and his first stage name was Ichikawa Mikamatsu.
He made his debut on stage in May 1905 at the Hong˘za.
He became nadai
and celebrated the event in May 1935 at the Meijiza, where he took the name of Ichikawa Monzabur˘ III.
He performed for a while with his master's son Ichikawa Kuz˘ IV or Nakamura Kichiemon I.
Then, he left in 1944 the main theaters to perform in koshibai in T˘ky˘, Kawasaki or Yokohama.
He joined the Katabamiza troupe after WWII and became a movie actor.
He was back in ˘shibai in 1963.
He took the name of Ichikawa Hakuz˘ III in April 1966 at the Kabukiza,
playing the role of Ichihara Dampei in the "Banshű Shoshazan" scene of the drama "Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki"
which was staged to commemorate the last stage appearance of Ichikawa Danz˘ VIII.
He appeared on stage in June 1974, in T˘ky˘ at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘,
where he performed in "Terakoya", "Abura no Jigoku" and "Ohama Goten".
He died the 13th of September 1974.