ARASHI KANJ█Rď
   
SIX GENERATIONS
Arashi Kanjűr˘ I
  Arashi Izabur˘ II held the name of Arashi Kanjűr˘ I from the 11th lunar month of 1800 to the 10th lunar month of 1841.

Arashi Kanjűr˘ I playing the role of Takigawa Sh˘gen in the drama "Hira-ga-Dake Yukimi no Jindate", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1814 at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Gigad˘ Ashiyuki)

Arashi Kanjűr˘ II
Arashi Kanjűr˘ II  In Japanese | Arashi Kitsugor˘  In Japanese | Arashi Tokumatsu  In Japanese | Arashi Toraz˘  In Japanese
 

Born in 1805. He started his career as a disciple of Arashi Rikan II, who gave him the names of Arashi Toraz˘, Arashi Tokumatsu and Arashi Kitsugor˘ at unknown times. He took the name of Arashi Kanjűr˘ II in 1838. This name was still used by Arashi Kanjűr˘ I in Edo (up to 1841). The second Kanjűr˘ performed in Kamigata, Ise or Nagoya but never in Edo. He died in 1862. This tachiyaku and oyajigata actor was said to be better in jidaimono than in sewamono.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Arashi Kanjűr˘ II in kabuki21.com.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kanshi Gusokuya

Arashi Kanjűr˘ II playing the role of Haji no Hy˘e in the "D˘my˘ji" scene of the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1851 at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Hirosada)

Arashi Kanjűr˘ III
Arashi Kanjűr˘ III  In Japanese | Arashi Kichiz˘  In Japanese
 

Born in Kanazawa in 1819. Disciple of Arashi Kanjűr˘ II, his first stage name was Arashi Kichiz˘. He took the name of Arashi Kanjűr˘ III in 1851, when he went back to his native city. This name was still used by his master up to his death in 1862. The third Kanjűr˘ died only two years after the second, in 1864.

Arashi Kanjűr˘ IV
Arashi Kanjűr˘ IV  In Japanese | Arashi Rinosuke  In Japanese | Arashi Kofuku  In Japanese
 

Born in Kanazawa in 1851. Son of Arashi Kanjűr˘ III, his first stage names were Arashi Kofuku and Arashi Rinosuke. He took the name of Arashi Kanjűr˘ IV in 1870, to commemorate the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of his late father. He also made a formal shűmei in T˘ky˘ at the Okudaza in 1887. He was an extremely popular tachiyaku actor in Kanazawa, where he was nicknamed Kaga no Danjűr˘ (the Danjűr˘ from the Kaga Province). He died the 27th of November 1925.

Arashi Kanjűr˘ V
Arashi Kanjűr˘ V  In Japanese
 

Unknown actor.

Arashi Kanjűr˘ VI
Arashi Kanjűr˘ VI  In Japanese | Ichikawa Yasujűr˘  In Japanese | Nakamura Kichitar˘  In Japanese
 

Born in Korea the 25th of August 1926. He started his career as a disciple of Nakamura Kichiemon I, making his debut in April 1939 at the Minamiza, where he received the name of Nakamura Kichitar˘ and played a little role in the drama "Nij˘j˘ no Kiyomasa". He joined the travelling troupe of Ichikawa Monzabur˘ III in Summer 1947 and took the name of Ichikawa Yasujűr˘. After his success at the nadai exam, he was allowed to take the name of Arashi Kanjűr˘ VI in February 1951, at the Minamiza, where he played in "Soga no Taimen", "Oboro Kago" and "Benten Koz˘". He became the attendant of Nakamura Ganjir˘ II in 1953 and joined the Takarazuka Shingeiza troupe and the Daih˘ Gein˘ in 1955 and in 1959. He went back the Sh˘chiku Company in 1978 and was often seen in Ichikawa Ennosuke's productions. One of the best roles of this supporting tachiyaku actor was Kawatsura H˘gen in the opening scene of "Shi-no-Kiri". He died the 22nd of December 2008.

Honmy˘ Yag˘
Matsuoka Sh˘ji Gusokuya

Arashi Kanjűr˘ VI

 
Search this site powered by FreeFind
  Site map | Disclaimer
Contact | Main | Top | Updates | Actors | Plays | Playwrights | Programs | Links | FAQ | Glossary | Chronology | Illustrations | Prints | Characters | Derivatives | Theaters | Coming soon | News