|BANDď HIKOSABURď VIII|
Real name: Band˘ Teruhiko
Line number: HACHIDAIME (VIII)
Birthday: 31 March 1943
Great-great-grandfather: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V
Great-grandfather: Onoe Kikugor˘ V
Grandfather: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VI
Father: Ichimura Uzaemon XVII
June 1950: he made his first appearance on stage at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘, receiving the name of Band˘ Kamesabur˘ IV and performing 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 took the names of Onoe Kikunosuke IV, Band˘ Shinsui VIII, and Onoe Tatsunosuke I; the new Shinsui played the roles of Kobayashi no Asahina and Take-no-Kimi in "Soga no Taimen" and "Kimi-ga-Yo Sh˘chikubai".
May 1972: Band˘ Shinsui VIII and Ichimura Takematsu V took the names of Band˘ Kamez˘ II and Ichimura Manjir˘ II at the Kabukiza, where the 26th anniversary (27th memorial service) of the passing away of Ichimura Uzaemon XV was celebrated; the new Kamez˘ played the roles of Kiyohara no Takehira and Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki in the dramas "Shibaraku" and "Ishikiri Kajiwara".
January 2002: the National Theatre produced 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˘ played the roles of the warrior Araki Samonnosuke and the hunter Kibaz˘ [casting].
January 2014: premiere at the National Theatre of "Sanzen Ry˘ Haru no Komahiki", a revival of Tatsuoka Mansaku's 1794 drama "Keisei Haru no Tori"; Hikosabur˘ played the role of Shioya T˘emon [more details].
Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VIII is a talented supporting tachiyaku and katakiyaku actor. An important 3-generation shűmei for the Band˘ branch of the Otowaya guild will happen in May 2017 at the Kabukiza. Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VIII, his two sons Band˘ Kamesabur˘ V and Band˘ Kametoshi will respectively take the names of Band˘ Rakuzen, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IX and Band˘ Kamez˘ III. Moreover, Hikosabur˘'s grandson Band˘ Yűta will make his hatsubutai and receive the name of Band˘ Kamesabur˘ VI. Rakuzen was the haimy˘ of Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III.
Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VIII's best roles : Fujiwara Shihei/Shund˘ Genba ("Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"), Lord Matsue ("K˘chiyama"), Soga no Iruka ("Imoseyama Onna Teikin"), Benkei ("Yoshitsune Senbon 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
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