FUJIKAWA KAYŘ
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Fujikawa KayŻ I
 

The actor Fujikawa Tomokichi I's haimyŰ was KayŻ and, although he never officially held the name of Fujikawa KayŻ I, he was considered as the founder of the line.

The name of Fujikawa Tomokichi I with his haimyŰ KayŻ (in blue) in the 1792 ‘saka hyŰbanki (the zone within the red box)

Fujikawa KayŻ II
  The actor Fujikawa Tomokichi II held the name of Fujikawa KayŻ II from the 11th lunar month of 1815 to the 10th lunar month of 1819.

Fujikawa KayŻ II playing the role of Aburaya Okon in the drama "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Fujikawa KayŻ III
 

The actor Ogino Senjo held the name of Fujikawa KayŻ III from the 11th lunar month of 1838 to the 12th lunar month of 1852 [1].

Fujikawa KayŻ III playing the role of Onoe in the drama in the drama "Megumi ni UruŰ Iwafuji", which was staged in the 4th lunar month of 1849 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi)

Fujikawa KayŻ IV
 

the actor Fujikawa Tomokichi IV held the name of Fujikawa KayŻ IV from the 5th lunar month of 1861 to 1868.

The name of Fujikawa KayŻ IV in a 1866 KyŰto Minamigawa no Shibai yakuwari banzuke (the zone within the red box)

Fujikawa KayŻ V
Fujikawa KayŻ V  In Japanese | Fujikawa Senka  In Japanese (In Japanese) | BandŰ Kashiku  In Japanese (In Japanese | In Japanese)
 

Date of birth unknown. Disciple of the star BandŰ ShŻka I, his first stage name was BandŰ Kashiku. He became Fujikawa Senka, most likely in September 1875 (recorded as performing in ‘saka at the Kadoza). Then, he revived the Fujikawa KayŻ line, although he was not at all related to the Fujikawa clan, by taking the name of Fujikawa KayŻ V [2] in April 1877 at the Kadoza. This minor onnagata actor performed in TŰkyŰ in 1884. He died in 1885 [3].

HaimyŰ YagŰ
KayŻ Edoya

Print made by Toyohara Kunichika in 1884

Fujikawa KayŻ V in a print made by Toyohara Kunichika in 1884

 

Notes

[1] He took the name of Fujikawa Tomokichi III in the 1st lunar month of 1852, not 1853, according to the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database and the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki HaiyŻ Meiseki Benran". We've decided to stay in line with the data from Nojima JusaburŰ's book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" and keep the 1st lunar month of 1853. No way to countercheck with the 6th volume of "Kabuki NenpyŰ" due to a lack of data. The only solution would be an intensive study of banzuke or hyŰbanki but we won't do it.

[2] In the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database, he was recorded as taking the name of Fujikawa Tomokichi V in 1882, not the name of Fujikawa KayŻ V. We could not countercheck with Nojima JusaburŰ's book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" as this actor was not recorded in it. We've decided to stay in line with the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki HaiyŻ Meiseki Benran".

[3] 1884 in the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database.

 
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