Stage name:

Ichikawa Ukon II In Japanese

Real name: Takeda Takeru

Guilds: Takashimaya

Birthday: 18 April 2010


Father: Ichikawa Udanji III


June 2016: first stage appearance (omemie), in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza, where he played the role of Rokudai in "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

January 2017: he makes his debut on stage (hatsubutai) and receives the name of Ichikawa Ukon II while his father becomes Ichikawa Udanji III [1] at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘; the new Ukon plays the roles of Umewakamaru and Matsuwakamaru in "Futago Sumidagawa" [more details].


Ichikawa Ukon II is a young heir of the Takashimaya guild.

The iwai-maku for the January 2017 shűmei of Ichikawa Udanji III and his son Ichikawa Ukon II at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘
Courtesy of Trevor Skingle

The Ichikawa Ukon line of actors

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