KATAOKA ICHIZď V

Stage names:

Kataoka Ichiz˘ V In Japanese
Kataoka Jűz˘ V In Japanese

Real name: Kataoka Tar˘

Nickname: Kata'ichi

Guild: Matsushimaya

Line number: GODAIME (V)

Poetry name: Gash˘

Existence: 10 February 1916 ~ 30 June 1991

Connections:

Father: Kataoka Ichiz˘ IV

Sons: Kataoka Ichiz˘ VI, Kataoka Kamez˘ IV

Disciple: Kataoka Ichimatsu

Career:

January 1922: he makes his first appearance on stage at Shintomiza where he receives the name of Kataoka Jűz˘ V.

23 December 1926: his father Kataoka Ichiz˘ IV dies.

October 1934: Kataoka Jűz˘ V becomes nadai and takes the name of Kataoka Ichiz˘ V at Kabukiza by playing in the drama "Kiri Hitoha".

1946: Ichiz˘ joins Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII's troupe.

1949: Ichiz˘ becomes disciple of the actor Ichikawa Ebiz˘ IX.

December 1949: Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Ikutama Shinjű" is revived at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, using a new script written by Uno Nobuo; Ichiz˘ plays the role of Inden'ya Ch˘saku [more details].

March 1953: premiere at the Kabukiza of Osaragi Jir˘'s drama "Edo no Yűbae"; Ichiz˘ plays the role of Kuroiwa Dennai [casting].

January 1954: revival at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of the Nagauta-based dance "Taimen Hana no Harukoma", which is entitled "Ataru Toshi Iwau Harukoma"; Ichiz˘ plays the role of Kobayashi no Asahina [casting].

December 1954: premiere at the Meijiza of Kawaguchi Matsutar˘'s revision of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Daiky˘ji Mukashi Goyomi", which is entitled "Osan Mohei"; Ichiz˘ plays the role of the bant˘ Sukeemon [casting].

March 1975: revival at the National Theatre of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Jiraiya G˘ketsu Monogatari"; Ichiz˘ plays the role of Kumadeya Yokushir˘ [casting].

August 1980: revival at the National Theatre of Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's drama "Yadonashi Danshichi Shigure no Karakasa"; Ichiz˘ plays the role of Takaichi Kazuemon [casting]; he receives a special prize from the National Theatre for his performance.

March 1981: revival at the National Theatre of Kawatake Mokuami's drama "Jitsugetsusei Ky˘wa Seidan"; Ichiz˘ plays the role of Yonez˘ [casting].

January 1984: historic revival at the National Theatre of the play "Sankai Nagoya" in which Ichiz˘ plays the role of Nagoya Sanzaemon [casting].

30 June 1991: Ichiz˘ dies in T˘ky˘.

Comments:

Talented supporting tachiyaku of the Sh˘wa era.

Kataoka Ichiz˘ V's best roles: K˘mori Yasugor˘ ("Kirare Yosa"), Shund˘ Genba ("Terakoya"), Hirayama ("ďmi Genji Senjin Yakata"), Narita Gor˘ ("Shibaraku"), Kitamura Daizen ("K˘chiyama"), Hirayama no Mushadokoro ("Jinmon/Kumiuchi") and the countryside samurai ("Sukeroku").

He had the reputation to be really fond of Sake.

Kataoka Ichiz˘ V portraying Ono no Kudayű in the drama "Gion Ichiriki Jaya" (illustration courtesy of RANCHUROW (2010) all rights reserved)

The Kataoka Jűz˘ line of actors

The Kataoka Ichiz˘ line of actors

 
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