ICHIKAWA ENJAKU
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Enjaku I
 

The actor Ichikawa Sh˘ch˘ II held the name of Ichikawa Enjaku I from September 1906 to December 1911.

Ichikawa Enjaku I playing the role of Otae in the drama "Katakiuchi Tengajaya-mura", which was staged in March 1910 at the Meijiza

Ichikawa Enjaku II
Ichikawa Enjaku II  In Japanese | Ichikawa Tsutamaru  In Japanese
 

Born the 16th of November 1901. Disciple of Ichikawa Ensh˘ II, he received the name of Ichikawa Tsutamaru and started his career in March 1905 at the Meijiza, where he performed in "Terakoya". Later, he became a disciple of Ichikawa Sh˘ch˘ II. He became nadai and took the name of Ichikawa Enjaku II in September 1922 at the Meijiza, where he played the roles of T˘zaemon's daughter Ohaya and the female kamiyui Omatsu in "Tsuri Tenj˘" and "Nazo no Obi Chotto Tokubŕ". He appeared on stage for the last time in June 1966, in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza, where he performed in the drama "Sushiya". He died the 2nd of November 1967. This supporting onnagata actor was said to be an expert on Kabuki with a humorous personality. He was loved and appreciated by all backstage.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Takashimaya Watanabe Masuz˘

The mon of Ichikawa Enjaku II

 
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