AZUMA ICHINOJď
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Azuma Ichinoj˘ I
Azuma Ichinoj˘ I  In Japanese | Azuma T˘z˘ V  In Japanese | Azuma Kitsunosuke  In Japanese
 

Born in Edo in 1821. Son of Band˘ Kitsujűr˘ I, he started his career as a disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon XII, performing as a wakashugata under the name of Azuma Kitsunosuke. His first major stage appearance occurred most likely in the 5th lunar month of 1834, when he played at the Ichimuraza the roles of Kojir˘ and Atsumori in the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki". He became wakaonnagata in the 7th lunar month of 1834. He took the names of Azuma T˘z˘ V and Azuma Ichinoj˘ I in 1843 and 1851. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 8th lunar month of 1862 and died in Edo the 15th of the 10th lunar month of 1862.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Azuma Ichinoj˘ I in kabuki21.com.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Enshi, Shigan Azumaya, Tachibanaya

Azuma Ichinoj˘ I (right) playing the role of Oshizu in the drama "Sannin Kichisa Kuruwa no Hatsugai", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1860 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1857

Azuma Ichinoj˘ II
Azuma Ichinoj˘ II  In Japanese | Ichikawa Ennoj˘ III  In Japanese | Ichikawa Tsurusabur˘ II  In Japanese | Band˘ Tsurumaru  In Japanese
 

Born in Fukagawa (T˘ky˘) the 28th of September 1875. He started his career in 1881, performing under the name of Band˘ Tsurumaru. He became disciple of Ichikawa Saruz˘ III and took the names of Ichikawa Tsurusabur˘ II and Ichikawa Ennoj˘ III in 1896 and 1900. He became a disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon XV in 1912 and was allowed to take the name of Azuma Ichinoj˘ II the same year. He died the 28th of May 1941. This supporting actor, who was also active in koshibai, was able to play a wide range of male or female roles. He was the father of Azuma T˘z˘ VII.

Azuma Ichinoj˘ II (left) playing the role of Shirai Gonpachi in the drama "Suzu-ga-Mori"

 
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