OGAWA KICHITARÔ
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Ogawa Kichitarô I
 

The actor Ogawa Kichitarô I held this name from the end of the 1740s to the 2nd lunar month of 1781.

Ogawa Kichitarô I at the Minamigawa no Shibai
1st lunar month of 1767

Ogawa Kichitarô II
Ogawa Kichitarô II  In Japanese | Ogawa Sentarô  In Japanese
 

Born in 1760. Disciple of Ogawa Kichitarô I, he received the name of Ogawa Sentarô and started his career during the An'ei era in miyaji shibai. He took the name of Ogawa Kichitarô II in 1788 and appeared on stage for the last time in the 8th lunar month of 1792, in Ôsaka at the Kado no Shibai, playing the role of Kataoka Hachirô in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura". He died in Ôsaka the 15th day of the 6th lunar month of 1794 [1]. He was trained by his master as a specialist of yatsushigoto but did not achieve any big reputation in Kamigata.

Haimyô Yagô
Eishi Tomitaya

Ogawa Kichitarô II playing the role of Yoshimoto-kô in the drama "Karukaya Dôshin Tsukushi no Iezuto", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1790 in Ôsaka at the Kado no Shibai

Ogawa Kichitarô III
 

The actor Ogawa Kichitarô III held this name from 3rd lunar month of 1805 to the 9th lunar month of 1851.

Ogawa Kichitarô III playing the role of Date no Yosaku in the drama "Koi Nyôbô Somewake Tazuna" in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Ogawa Kichitarô IV
 

A minor actor who made an obscure career held the name of Ogawa Kichitarô IV [2] between 1889 and 1896.

 

Notes

[1] The 15th day of the 6th lunar month of the 6th year of the Kansei era was the 11th of July 1794 in the western calendar.

[2] Not reported in Nojima Jusaburô's book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Reported in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

 
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