ARASHI HINASUKE VII

Stage names:

Arashi Hinasuke VII In Japanese
Kan˘ Hinasuke IV In Japanese
Ichikawa Benisuke I In Japanese
Ichikawa T˘tar˘ In Japanese

Other name: Arashi Ky˘sh˘

Guild: Naritaya

Line number: SHICHIDAIME (VII)

Poetry name: Ky˘sh˘

Existence: ??? ~ 2nd lunar month of 1872

Connections:

Master : Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV

Disciple : Arashi Sangor˘ VI

Career:

??? ~ 1849: born in Kamigata, he started his career as a disciple of Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV and took the names of Ichikawa T˘tar˘ and Ichikawa Benisuke I at unknown times.

1849: Ichikawa Benisuke took the name of Kan˘ Hinasuke IV.

2nd lunar month of 1858: Kan˘ Hinasuke IV settled in Edo and took the prestigious name of Arashi Hinasuke VII at the Nakamuraza, performing in the drama "Date Moy˘ Somete Kisaragi".

3rd lunar month of 1859: Hinasuke played at the Moritaza the roles of Sagenji and Jűsabur˘ in the drama "Tanomimasu Soga no Kamigaki".

5th lunar month of 1859: Hinasuke played at the Moritaza the role of Otatsu in the drama "Z˘ho Natsu Matsuri Otoko Kagami" (a play similar to "Natsu Matsuri"); his stage partners in the roles of Danshichi Kurobŕ, Issun Tokubŕ and Tsuribune Sabu were Nakamura Fukusuke I, Ichikawa Kuz˘ III and Ichikawa Danz˘ VI. Hinasuke also played the roles of Oda Harunaga and Mashiba Hisayoshi in the drama "Toki-ha Ima Kiky˘ no Hataage".

7th lunar month of 1859: Hinasuke played at the Moritaza the role of Karukaya D˘shin in the drama "Z˘ho Tsukushi no Iezuto".

3rd lunar month of 1860: Hinasuke played at the Moritaza the roles of Jűbŕ, Sh˘roku and Busuke in the drama "Hana Gatami Gojűsan Tsugi" (similar to "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku").

11th lunar month of 1860: Hinasuke played at the Moritaza the role of Munesada in the dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Shinsha I (Kurozome), Sawamura Tanosuke III (Komachi) and Nakamura Shikan IV (Kuronushi).

8th lunar month of 1861: premiere at the Moritaza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Sakura S˘shi Gonichi no Bundan", a revised version of Segawa Jok˘ III's drama "Higashiyama Sakura S˘shi"; Hinasuke played the roles of Ashikaga Yoshimasa and Kamimura Hayato [casting].

10th lunar month of 1861: premiere at the Moritaza of Segawa Jok˘ III's drama "Z˘ho Futatsu Domoe"; Hinasuke played the roles of Oda Harunaga, Urabe Suetake, Junrei Tanesaku and Gunsuke [casting].

8th lunar month of 1862: premiere at the Moritaza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Kanzen Ch˘aku Nozoki Garakuri"; Hinasuke played the roles of Fujikake D˘jűr˘ and ďdate Samanosuke [casting].

10th lunar month of 1862: Hinasuke played at the Moritaza the roles of Shirokiya Sh˘bei and Enrakushi Yojir˘ in the drama "Takurabete Azuma Hakkei". He also played the role of Hachiman Tar˘ in the "Sodehagi Saimon" scene of the drama "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara".

3rd lunar month of 1863: Hinasuke played at the Moritaza the roles of Naganuma Kenmotsu, Gion no Okaji and Kikuchi Hy˘gonosuke in the drama "Keisei Omokage Zakura".

1st lunar month of 1864: Hinasuke's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

9th lunar month of 1864: Hinasuke went back to in ďsaka. He played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of En'ya Hangan, Hayano Kanpei and Jűtar˘ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; his stage partners were Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, Nakamura Jakuemon I, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I and Ogino Senjo.

1st lunar month of 1865: Hinasuke's rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

7th lunar month of 1865: Hinasuke played at the Horie no Shibai the roles of Oda Harunaga and Konoshita T˘kichi in the drama "Shusse Ukej˘".

3rd lunar month of 1866: Hinasuke played at the Chikugo no Shibai the roles of Yuranosuke and Jűtar˘ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

3rd lunar month of 1867: Hinasuke played in the same theater the role of Iwafuji in the drama "Kagamiyama Hana no Sugatae".

9th lunar month of 1867: Hinasuke played at the Tenma no Shibai (ďsaka) the role of Owari Dennai in the drama "Katakiuchi Ura no Asagiri".

3rd lunar month of 1868: Hinasuke became zagashira at the Chikugo no Shibai and played the roles of Takechi Mitsuhide, Ano no Tsubone and Keikaku in the drama "Ehon Taik˘ki".

4th lunar month of 1868: Hinasuke settled in Ky˘to. He played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Takechi Mitsuhide in the drama "Ehon Taik˘ki".

9th lunar month of 1868: Hinasuke went back to ďsaka. He played at the Horie no Shibai the role of Abe no Sadat˘ in the "Sodehagi Saimon" scene of the drama "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara"; his stage partners were Nakamura S˘jűr˘ (Sodehagi), Jitsukawa Enjaku I (Abe no Munet˘) and Nakamura Kanjaku III (Hachiman Tar˘).

11th lunar month of 1868: Hinasuke played in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Abe no Sadat˘ in the "Sodehagi Saimon" scene of the drama "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara". The casting was the same as the ďsaka performance.

10th lunar month of 1869: Hinasuke played at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of Chiyo in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; the role of Matsu˘maru was played by the Edo actor Band˘ Hikosabur˘ V.

10th lunar month of 1870: Hinasuke played in the same theater the role of the old woman Koshiji in the "Takenoko Hori" scene of the drama "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘"; his stage partners were Jitsukawa Enjaku I (Yokoz˘) and Nakamura Kanjaku III (Jihiz˘).

3rd lunar month of 1871: Hinasuke played in the same theater the roles of Yuranosuke, Kazuemon, Gengoemon and Nuinosuke in the drama "Appare Chűshin Homare no Ishizue".

4th lunar month of 1871: Hinasuke played in the same theater the role of Rokuyata in the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki".

9th lunar month of 1871: Hinasuke played in the same theater 4 roles in the drama "Chűk˘ Homare no Futamichi".

1st lunar month of 1872: Hinasuke appeared on stage for the last time, at the Chikugo no Shibai, playing the role of Shigetada in the drama "Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki"; his stage partners were ďtani Tomoemon V (Akoya), Arashi Rikan IV (Iwanaga) and Jitsukawa Enjaku I (Hanzawa Rokur˘).

2nd lunar month of 1872: Hinasuke died in ďsaka.

Comments:

Arashi Hinasuke VII was a talented kaneru yakusha, who achieved fame for himself in both Edo (1858~1864) and ďsaka (1864~1872). He excelled in jidaimono dramas.

Arashi Hinasuke VII playing the role of Tezuka no Tar˘ in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1859

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada in 1861

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1862

The Kan˘ Hinasuke line of actors

The Arashi Hinasuke line of actors

 
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