BANDÔ HIKOSABURÔ
   
EIGHT GENERATIONS
Bandô Hikosaburô I
 

The actor Bandô Hikosaburô I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1707 to the 1st lunar month of 1751.

Bandô Hikosaburô I playing the role of Soga Jűrô in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)
Bandô Hikosaburô II
 

The actor Bandô Hikosaburô II held this name from 11th lunar month of 1751 to the 5th lunar month of 1768.

Bandô Hikosaburô II playing the role of Ono no Tôfű in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)
Bandô Hikosaburô III
 

The actor Bandô Hikosaburô III held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1770 to the 11th lunar month of 1813.

Bandô Hikosaburô III playing the role of Oda Harunaga in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)
Bandô Hikosaburô IV
 

The actor Bandô Kamezô I held the name of Bandô Hikosaburô IV from the 11th lunar month of 1816 to the 2nd lunar month of 1856.

Bandô Hikosaburô IV playing the role of Takechi Mitsuhide in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)
Bandô Hikosaburô V
 

The actor Bandô Hikosaburô V held this name from the 3rd lunar month of 1856 to October 1877.

Bandô Hikosaburô V playing the role of Konoshita Tôkichi in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)
Bandô Hikosaburô VI
 

The actor Bandô Hikosaburô VI held this name from April 1915 to December 1938.

Bandô Hikosaburô VI playing the role of Takezawa Kenmotsu Hidetoki in the drama "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi" (print made by Seifu in 1915)
Bandô Hikosaburô VII
 

The actor Ichimura Uzaemon XVII held the name of Bandô Hikosaburô VII from October 1942 to September 1955.

Bandô Hikosaburô VII playing the role of Benkei in the dance "Hashi Benkei" (print made by Natori Shunsen in 1952)
Bandô Hikosaburô VIII
 

Bandô Hikosaburô VIII is the current holder of the name since February 1980.

Bandô Hikosaburô VIII playing the role of Sugawara no Michizane in the drama "Shihei no Nana Warai" (illustration courtesy of RANCHUROW (2009) all rights reserved)

 
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