BANDď HIKOSABURď VI

Stage names:

Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VI In Japanese
Onoe Eizabur˘ VI In Japanese
Onoe Eiz˘ In Japanese

Other name:

Band˘ Shinsui VI In Japanese

Real name: Terashima Eiz˘

Guild: Otowaya

Line number: ROKUDAIME (VI)

Poetry names: Shinsui (6), Baich˘, Rakuzen

Existence: 12 October 1886 ~ 28 December 1938

Connection:

Great-grandfathers: Onoe Kikugor˘ III, Ichimura Uzaemon XI

Grandfather: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V

Father: Onoe Kikugor˘ V

Brother: Onoe Kikugor˘ VI

Adopted brothers: Onoe Baik˘ VI, Onoe Kikunosuke II

Son: Ichimura Uzaemon XVII

Grandsons: Band˘ Rakuzen (Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VIII), Ichimura Manjir˘ II, Kawarasaki Gonjűr˘ IV

Great-grandsons: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IX, Band˘ Kamez˘ III, Ichimura Takematsu VI, Ichimura Hikaru

Great-great-grandson: Band˘ Kamesabur˘ VI

Disciples: Band˘ Yaenosuke, Band˘ Tsuruemon

Career:

January 1896: he appeared on stage for the first time, receiving the name of Onoe Eiz˘ and performing at the Meijiza in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

January 1900: premiere at the Kabukiza of Kawatake Shinshichi III's dance-drama "Yami no Ume Hyaku Monogatari"; Eiz˘ played the role of a kappa [more details].

18 February 1903: his father Onoe Kikugor˘ V died.

March 1903: great shűmei at the Kabukiza for the Otowaya guild; the actors Onoe Ushinosuke II, Onoe Eizabur˘ V and Onoe Eiz˘ respectively took the names of Onoe Kikugor˘ VI, Onoe Baik˘ VI and Onoe Eizabur˘ VI [more details]

October 1904: premiere at the T˘ky˘za of the Kabuki adaptation of the ky˘gen "Buaku"; Eizabur˘ played the role of the daimy˘ [casting].

1909: Eizabur˘ was adopted by the Band˘ clan.

July 1914: Eizabur˘ played for the first time the role of T˘ma Sabur˘emon in the drama "Tengajaya-mura", which was performed at the Kabukiza; his stage partners were Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (Motoemon), Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VII (Hayase Iori), Onoe Fujaku VIII (Somenoi) and Morita Kan'ya XIII (Hayase Genjir˘).

April 1915: Onoe Eizabur˘ VI took the name of Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VI at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Ikyű in the drama "Sukeroku Kuruwa no Momoyogusa".

November 1915: Hikosabur˘ played at the Yokohamaza (Yokohama) the role of T˘ma Sabur˘emon in the drama "Tengajaya-mura"; his stage partners were Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (Motoemon), Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VII (Hayase Iori) and Ichikawa Shinnosuke V (Hayase Genjir˘).

May 1916: a stone commemorating the memory of Onoe Kikugor˘ V was erected in the precincts of the Fud˘son Temple in the district of Fukagawa in T˘ky˘.

May ~ June 1916: tour in the Southern and Western provinces of Japan with the actors Onoe Kikugor˘ VI, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VII and Onoe Kikujir˘ III.

July 1917: premiere at the Ichimuraza of the ky˘gen "Tachi Nusubito", which was adapted to kabuki by Okamura Shik˘ and performed by Onoe Kikugor˘ VI, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VII and Hikosabur˘.

September 1918: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Okamura Shik˘'s dance-drama "Imohori Ch˘ja"; Hikosabur˘ played the role of Ubara Sanai [casting].

December 1918: Hikosabur˘ played at the Ichimuraza the prestigious role of the king of thieves Ishikawa Goemon in the drama "Sanmon Gosan no Kiri"; the role of Mashiba Hisayoshi was played by Morita Kan'ya XIII.

May 1925: Hikosabur˘ played at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ the role of T˘ma Sabur˘emon in the drama "Tengajaya-mura". His stage partners were Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (Motoemon), Morita Kan'ya XIII (Hayase Iori) and Ichikawa Omez˘ IV (Hayase Genjir˘).

April 1926: Hikosabur˘ played at the Hong˘za the role of Fuwa Kazuemon in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

February 1928: Hikosabur˘ played the role of Hayami no T˘ta in the michiyuki "Yoshinoyama", which was performed at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘; his stage partners were Ichikawa Omez˘ IV (Shizuka Gozen) and Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (Sat˘ Tadanobu).

January 1930: Hikosabur˘ played at the Meijiza the role of Arajishi Otokonosuke in the classic "Meiboku Sendai Hagi"; the role of Nikki Danj˘ was played by Onoe Kikugor˘ VI.

March 1931: Hikosabur˘ played at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘ the role of Arajishi Otokonosuke in the classic "Meiboku Sendai Hagi"; the role of Nikki Danj˘ was played by Onoe Kikugor˘ VI.

November 1932: revival at the Kabukiza of the drama "Gedatsu", a play belonging to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Hikosabur˘ played the role of the priest Mongaku [more details]. Hikosabur˘ also played in the same theater the role of Hayami no T˘ta in the michiyuki "Yoshinoyama", which was staged at the Kabukiza; his stage partners were Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VII (Shizuka Gozen) and Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (Sat˘ Tadanobu).

April 1934: Hikosabur˘ played the role of Hayami no T˘ta in the michiyuki "Yoshinoyama", which was performed at the Kabukiza; his stage partners were Onoe Baik˘ VI (Shizuka Gozen) and Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (Sat˘ Tadanobu).

June 1934: premiere in T˘ky˘ at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘ of Hasegawa Shin's drama "Kurayami no Ushimatsu"; Hikosabur˘ played the role of Shirobŕ [casting].

September 1935: premiere at the Kabukiza of Uno Nobuo's drama "K˘dan Yomiya no Ame"; Hikosabur˘ played the role of the hayaokeya Tokubŕ [more details].

February 1936: Hikosabur˘ played the role of T˘ma Sabur˘emon at the Misonoza (Nagoya) in the drama "Tengajaya-mura"; his stage partners were Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (Motoemon), Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VII (Hayase Iori), Onoe Kikujir˘ IV (Somenoi) and Ichikawa Omez˘ IV (Hayase Genjir˘).

April 1936: revival at the Kabukiza of the drama "Uwanari", a play belonging to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Hikosabur˘ played the role of Yokawa no Kohijiri [more details].

28 December 1938: Hikosabur˘ died in T˘ky˘.

Comments:

Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VI was a talented supporting tachiyaku and katakiyaku, performing in the troupe led by his brother Onoe Kikugor˘ VI.

Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VI playing the role of Matsu˘maru in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" (print made by Natori Shunsen in 1928)

Print made by K˘ch˘r˘ H˘sai in 1903

The Onoe Eizabur˘ line of actors

The Band˘ Shinsui line of actors

The Band˘ Hikosabur˘ line of actors

 
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