JITSUKAWA YAOZď I

Stage names:

Jitsukawa Yaoz˘ I In Japanese
Jitsukawa Ennosuke I In Japanese
Onoe Sanch˘ In Japanese
Jitsukawa Enjo In Japanese

Real name: Jitsukawa Yaoz˘

Guild: Izutsuya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Enkaku

Existence: 1838 ~ 6 February 1892

Connections:

Masters: Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ II, Onoe Tamiz˘ II

Adopted son: Jitsukawa Yaoz˘ II

Disciples: Jitsukawa Momonosuke, Jitsukawa Yaoe

Family map: the Jitsukawa Clan

Career:

1847: he starts his career as a disciple of Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I, who gives him the name of Jitsukawa Enjo. Later on, at the end of the K˘ka era, he takes the name of Jitsukawa Ennosuke I.

1854: he becomes disciple of the actor Onoe Tamiz˘ II and receives the name of Onoe Sanch˘ I.

1856: he joins back the Jitsukawa clan and takes back the name of Jitsukawa Ennosuke I.

1863: Jitsukawa Ennosuke I takes the name of Jitsukawa Yaoz˘ I at the Naka no Shibai.

1879: Yaoz˘ becomes zagashira at the Kadoza (ďsaka).

1885 ~ 1890: Yaoz˘ settles in T˘ky˘; he performs mainly at the Harukiza.

February 1890: Yaoz˘ goes back to ďsaka with Nakamura Tokiz˘ I and Band˘ Shűka II.

February 1892: Yaoz˘ appears on stage for the last time, in ďsaka at the Asahiza. He suddenly falls ill and quickly dies.

Comments:

Jitsukawa Yaoz˘ I was a talented Kamigata actor, able to play a wide range of roles as a katakiyaku, wagotoshi, onnagata or fukeyaku.

Jitsukawa Yaoz˘ I playing the role of Yuranosuke in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura"

Prints & Illustrations

Print made by Nakai Yoshitaki

The Jitsukawa Yaoz˘ line of actors

 
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