IWAI HANSHIRÔ
   
TEN GENERATIONS
Iwai Hanshirô I
 

The founder of the line Iwai Hanshirô I held this name from 1685 to the 4th lunar month of 1699.

Iwai Hanshirô I in 1686

Iwai Hanshirô II
 

Eldest son of Iwai Hanshirô I, he started his career as an actor in the 11th lunar month of 1696, performing under the name of Iwai Kamematsu I either wakashugata or wakaonnagata roles. His father died in the 3rd lunar month of 1699 and he had to replace him as a zamoto, producing in Ôsaka Tsuuchi Jihê I's drama "Keisei Hachijô Shima". In the 4th lunar month of 1699 he took the name of Iwai Hanshirô II and his brother Iwai Toramatsu became Iwai Kamematsu II. He produced in Ôsaka the drama "Aioi no Ume" in Spring 1710 and most likely died the same year.

Iwai Hanshirô III
  The actor Iwai Hanshirô III held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1715 to the 11th lunar month of 1759.
Iwai Hanshirô 3.4
 

The actor Nakamura Shingorô II held the name of Iwai Hanshirô from the 11th lunar month of 1764 to the 10th lunar month of 1769. He was never acknowledged as an official name-holder.

Iwai Hanshirô playing the role of Honda Jirô in the kaomise drama "Genpei Tsûrikimaru", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1764 at the Kitagawa no Shibai

Iwai Hanshirô IV
  The actor Iwai Hanshirô IV held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1765 to the 3rd lunar month of 1800.

Iwai Hanshirô IV

Iwai Hanshirô V
  The actor Iwai Tojaku held the name of Iwai Hanshirô V from the 11th lunar month of 1804 to the 10th lunar month of 1832.

Iwai Hanshirô V in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I (1806~1810)

Iwai Hanshirô VI
  The actor Iwai Hanshirô VI held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1832 to the 4th lunar month of 1836.

Iwai Hanshirô VI playing the role of Miyagino in the drama "Hana to Mitsu Yuki no Shiraishi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1834 at the Moritaza (print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi)

Iwai Hanshirô VII
  The actor Iwai Hanshirô VII held this name from the 3rd lunar month of 1844 to the 4th lunar month of 1845.
Iwai Hanshirô VIII
  The actor Iwai Hanshirô VIII held this name from the 2nd lunar month of 1872 to February 1882.

Iwai Hanshirô VIII

Iwai Hanshirô IX
  The actor Iwai Kumesaburô V posthumously received the name of Iwai Hanshirô IX.
Iwai Hanshirô X
  The actor Iwai Hanshirô X held this name from October 1951 to December 2011.
 
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