ARASHI KICHISABURď III

Stage names:

Arashi Kichisabur˘ III In Japanese
Arashi Daizabur˘ III In Japanese

Other name:

Arashi Kitsusabur˘ III In Japanese

Guild: Okajimaya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry names: Rinshi, Kanshi, Rinsh˘

Existence: 1810 ~ 28th day of the 9th lunar month of 1864 [1]

Connections:

Grandfather: Arashi Kichisabur˘ I

Father: Arashi Izabur˘ I

Uncle: Arashi Kichisabur˘ II

Master: Arashi Rikan II

Sons: Arashi Kichisabur˘, Arashi Izabur˘ III, Arashi Torasabur˘

Disciple: Arashi Daijűr˘

Career:

1st lunar month of 1821: Arashi Kichisabur˘ II and his nephew Arashi Daizabur˘ III respectively took the names of Arashi Kitsusabur˘ I and Arashi Kichisabur˘ III at the Naka no Shibai, playing in the drama "Keisei Sato no Shimadai", which was produced by the zamoto Asao Yosabur˘; their stage partners were Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, Iwai hanshir˘ V and Ichikawa Danz˘ V.

4th lunar month of 1837: Kichisabur˘ played at the ďnishi no Shibai the roles of K˘emon and T˘ma Sabur˘emon in the drama "Tengajaya-mura".

2nd lunar month of 1839: Kichisabur˘ went to Edo.

3rd lunar month of 1839: Kichisabur˘ played at the Ichimuraza the roles of Ginpei, Taira Tomomori, Minamoto Yoshitsune, Kajiwara Kagetoki and Kokingo in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

9th lunar month of 1840: Kichisabur˘ played at the Nakamuraza the roles of Ume˘maru and Sukune Tar˘ in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

1st lunar month of 1841: Kichisabur˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Ishikawa Goemon in the drama "Sanmon Gosan no Kiri"; the role of Mashiba Hisayoshi was played by Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV.

8th lunar month of 1841: Kichisabur˘ played at the Kawarazakiza the roles of Oda Harunaga, Mashiba Hisayoshi and Sehei in the drama "Ehon Taik˘ki".

10th lunar month of 1842: Kichisabur˘ took part in the opening ceremony of the newly-built Nakamuraza in the district of Asakusa Saruwaka-ch˘, playing in the drama "Kinryűzan Chikai no Ishizue", which was produced by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XII; his stage partners were Iwai Tojaku, Sawamura Tossh˘ II, Onoe Eizabur˘ III, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV, Osagawa Tsuneyo IV, Arashi Izabur˘ II and Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V.

1st lunar month of 1846: Kichisabur˘ went back to ďsaka after 7 years spent in Edo.

2nd lunar month of 1847: Kichisabur˘ plays at the Kado no Shibai the role of Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan in the "Shi-no-Kiri" scene of the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V (Yoshitsune), Ichikawa Kodanji IV (Tadanobu) and Arashi Rikaku II (Shizuka Gozen).

5th lunar month of 1847: Kichisabur˘ played at the Wakadayű no Shibai (ďsaka) the role of Issun Tokubŕ in the sewamono "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; his stage partners were Arashi Rikan III (Danshichi) and Ichikawa Shik˘ III (Sabu).

Spring 1848: tour in Ise.

Summer 1848: tour in Nagoya.

1st lunar month of 1850: Kichisabur˘ went to Edo and performed at the Ichimuraza.

1st lunar month of 1852: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Sakurada Jisuke III's drama "Satomi Hakkenden"; Kichisabur˘ played the roles of Inuta Kobungo, Satomi Yoshizane and Aboshi Samojir˘ [casting].

11th lunar month of 1854: Kichisabur˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Abe no Sadat˘ in the drama "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara"; his stage partners were Nakamura Tomijűr˘ II (Sodehagi) and Nakamura Fukusuke I (Yoshiie).

12th lunar month of 1855: Kichisabur˘ went back to ďsaka.

Spring 1856: tour in Nagoya; Kichisabur˘ performed in the precinct of the Seijuin temple.

4th lunar month of 1857: Kichisabur˘ played at the Kado no Shibai the roles of K˘ no Moron˘ and Sadakur˘ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

1st lunar month of 1858: Kichisabur˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Mashiba Hisayoshi in the drama "Keisei Setsugekka"; the role of Ishikawa Goemon was played by Onoe Tamiz˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1858: Kichisabur˘ played at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of Kajiwara Kagetoki in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

3rd lunar month of 1859: Kichisabur˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Matsu˘maru in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; his stage partners were Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV (Sakuramaru) and Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I (Ume˘maru). The same drama was staged with the same casting in the 5th lunar month in Ky˘to at the Higashigawa no Shibai.

4th lunar month of 1860: Kichisabur˘ played at the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai (ďsaka) the role of Ishikawa Goemon in the drama "Kinmon Gosan no Kiri"; the role of Mashiba Hisayoshi was played by Nakamura Kanjaku II.

9th lunar month of 1864: Kichisabur˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of K˘ no Moron˘, Ishid˘ Umanoj˘, Tonase, Teraoka Heiemon and Amakawaya Gihei in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; his stage partners were Nakamura Jakuemon I, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I, Ogino Senjo and Arashi Hinasuke VII. Kichisabur˘ suddenly fell ill the 26th of the 9th lunar month and died 2 days later, the 28th day of the 9th lunar month of 1864 [1]. Kichisabur˘'s tombstone was located in the precinct of the H˘z˘ji temple in ďsaka.

Comments:

Arashi Kichisabur˘ III was a talented and tall actor, who was trained in Kamigata but also won a fame for himself in Edo. He was able to play a broad range of roles, as a tachiyaku, a katakiyaku (his field of excellence) or an onnagata. He fathered three sons but none of them lived long enough to become as popular as him.

[1] The 28th day of the 9th lunar month of the 1st year of the Genji era was the 28th of October 1864 in the western calendar.

Arashi Kichisabur˘ III playing the role of Hachiz˘ in the drama "Senry˘ Tazuna Koi no Somekomi", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1857 in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Kunikazu)

Prints & Illustrations

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1852

Print made by Nakai Yoshitaki in 1861

The Arashi Kichisabur˘ line of actors

 
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