ICHIKAWA ICHIJŰRÔ
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Ichijűrô I
 

The actor Ichikawa Ebijűrô IV held the name of Ichikawa Ichijűrô I from 1830 to the end of the 1830s or the beginning of the 1840s.

Ichikawa Ichijűrô II
Ichikawa Ichijűrô II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Ichikawa Ebijűrô IV, he held the name of Ichikawa Ichijűrô II from the Kôka era to 1870, the year of his death. He was the master of Ichikawa Ichijűrô III.

Ichikawa Ichijűrô III
 

The actor Ichikawa Gangyoku II held the name of Ichikawa Ichijűrô III from October 1874 to April 1910.

Ichikawa Ichijűrô III playing the role of Kazusa Gorô Tadamitsu in the drama "Genpei Nunobiki no Taki", which was staged in September 1879 at the Shintomiza
(print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

Ichikawa Ichijűrô IV
Ichikawa Ichijűrô IV  In Japanese | Ichikawa Dankichi II  In Japanese | Ichikawa Ichitarô  In Japanese
 

Born in Ôsaka the 14th of January 1878. He was the son of Ichikawa Ichijűrô III. He made his first stage appearance in Ôsaka at the Asahiza in November 1883, where he received the name of Ichikawa Ichitarô. He became a disciple of Ichikawa Danjűrô IX in 1888, who gave him the name of Ichikawa Dankichi II. He took the name of Ichikawa Ichijűrô IV in May 1910 at the Meijiza and died in Tôkyô the 2nd of February 1940. He had an actor face but not the strength or the skills to make a great career. He spent most of his career in koshibai, performing in venues like the Kotobukiza or the Kôen Gekijô. His most notable role was Oshô Kichisa in "Sannin Kichisa".

Ichikawa Ichijűrô IV

Ichikawa Ichijűrô V
Ichikawa Ichijűrô V  In Japanese | Bandô Minosaburô  In Japanese | Bandô Daisaku  In Japanese | Jitsukawa Dônosuke  In Japanese
 

Born in Kyôto the 22nd of June 1905. He started his career as a disciple of the koshibai actor Jitsukawa Endô II, who gave him the name of Jitsukawa Dônosuke and let him make his first stage appearance in May 1912 at the Minamigawa no Shibai. He became a disciple of Bandô Minosuke VI in 1949 and received the name of Bandô Daisaku. He took the names of Bandô Minosaburô in February 1951 and Ichikawa Ichijűrô V in January 1952, at the Nakaza, where he played the role of Yazaemon in the drama "Sushiya". He died the 20th of March 1983.

Haimyô Yagô Real name
Shikô Kobeniya Noji Chôsaburô
 
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