Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VIII
Band˘ Kamez˘ II
Band˘ Shinsui VIII
Band˘ Kamesabur˘ IV
Real name: Band˘ Teruhiko
Line number: HACHIDAIME (VIII)
Birthday: 31 March 1943
Great-great-great-grandfathers: Onoe Kikugor˘ III, Ichimura Uzaemon XI
Great-great-grandfather: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V
Great-grandfather: Onoe Kikugor˘ V
Grandfather: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VI
Father: Ichimura Uzaemon XVII
Brothers: Ichimura Manjir˘ II, Kawarazaki Gonjűr˘ IV
Sons: Band˘ Kamesabur˘ V, Band˘ Kametoshi
June 1950: he makes his first appearance on stage at the Shimbashi Embuj˘,
receiving the name of Band˘ Kamesabur˘ IV and playing in the "Terakoya" scene of the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"
May 1965: shűmei at the Kabukiza
for 3 young actors of the Otowaya guild;
Onoe Ushinosuke V, Band˘ Kamesabur˘ IV and Onoe Sakon I respectively take the names of Onoe Kikunosuke IV, Band˘ Shinsui VIII, and Onoe Tatsunosuke I.
October 1965: Shinsui takes part in the first Kabuki tour in Western Europe; he plays the role of Momoi Wakasanosuke in
the play "Kanadehon Chűshingura" [casting].
April 1971: revival at the National Theatre of Nagawa Shimesuke I's drama "Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage";
Shinsui plays the role of Hitachi Taij˘ [casting].
May 1972: Band˘ Shinsui VIII takes the name of Band˘ Kamez˘ II at the Kabukiza,
playing the role of the warrior Kajiwara Kagetoki in the drama "Ishikiri Kajiwara".
June 1973: revival at the National Theatre of Tsuruya Namboku IV and Sakurada Jisuke II drama
"Kokoro no Nazo Toketa Iroito";
Kamez˘ plays the role of Kambara Sagor˘ [casting].
March 1975: revival at the National Theatre of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Jiraiya G˘ketsu Monogatari";
Kamez˘ plays the role of Fűki Tar˘ [casting].
February 1980: Band˘ Kamez˘ II takes the name of Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VIII at the Kabukiza,
playing in the dramas "Sanemori Monogatari" and "Keya-Mura".
January 1983: revival of "Nanatsu Men" at the National Theatre;
Hikosabur˘ plays the role of Minamoto no Yoritomo [casting].
January 1984: historic revival at the National Theatre of the play "Sankai Nagoya";
Hikosabur˘ plays the role of Yokogawa Unzai [casting].
January 2002: the National Theatre produces
the revival of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Koharunagi Okitsu Shiranami", which has not been played in its full length since
11th lunar month of 1864; Hikosabur˘ plays the roles of the warrior Araki Samonnosuke and the hunter Kibaz˘ [casting].
January 2008: revival at the National Theatre of Sakurada Jisuke I's kaomise drama "Komachi-Mura Shibai no Sh˘gatsu";
Hikosabur˘ plays the role of Ono no Yoshizane [more details].
Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VIII is a talented supporting tachiyaku
and katakiyaku actor.
Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VIII's best roles : Fujiwara Shihei/Shund˘ Gemba ("Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"), Lord Matsue ("K˘chiyama"),
Soga no Iruka ("Imoseyama Onna Teikin"), Benkei ("Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura"),
Tar˘kaja's master ("Su˘ Otoshi") and Yakushiji Jirozaemon ("Kanadehon Chűshingura").
The mon of Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VIII
The Band˘ Kamesabur˘ line of actors
The Band˘ Shinsui line of actors
The Band˘ Kamez˘ line of actors
The Band˘ Hikosabur˘ line of actors