ONOE KIKUGORď
   
SEVEN GENERATIONS
Onoe Kikugor˘ I
 

The founder of the line Onoe Kikugor˘ I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1730 to the 12th lunar month of 1783.

The actor Onoe Kikugor˘ I performing in the kaomise drama "Sono Uwasa Kiku no Hataage", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1780 at the Kitagawa no Shibai

Onoe Kikugor˘ II
Onoe Kikugor˘ II  In Japanese | Onoe Ushinosuke I  In Japanese
 

Born in Ky˘to in 1769. His first name was Kanesuke. He was the son of Onoe Kikugor˘ I and he made his first stage appearance in 1st lunar month of 1776 in Ky˘to, receiving the name of Onoe Ushinosuke I. He went with his father to Edo in Fall 1778 and achieved a great success at the Ichimuraza in the 11th lunar month of 1778, playing the role of a uir˘ peddler in the kaomise drama "Sakimasuya Ume no Kachidoki". He took the name of Onoe Kikugor˘ II in the 11th lunar month of 1785 in ďsaka, producing at the Kado no Shibai the kaomise drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura". He went on tour in Summer 1787 but suddenly died on a boat the 12th day of the 7th lunar month of 1787 [1] [2]. He was a wakaonnagata actor and was nicknamed Kobaik˘, "the Little Baik˘".

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Baik˘ (2) Otowaya

The actor Onoe Kikugor˘ II playing the role of Okiku with a harukoma in the kaomise drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1785 at the Kado no Shibai

Onoe Kikugor˘ III
 

The star ďkawa Hashiz˘ I held the name of Onoe Kikugor˘ III from the 11th lunar month of 1815 to the 3rd lunar month of 1848.

Onoe Kikugor˘ III playing the role of Nippon Daemon in the drama "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi", which was staged in the 6th lunar month of 1827 in Edo at the Kawarazakiza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Onoe Kikugor˘ IV
 

The actor Onoe Kikugor˘ IV held this name from the 9th lunar month of 1855 to the 6th lunar month of 1860.

The actor Onoe Kikugor˘ IV playing the role of a courtesan in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III in the 9th lunar month of 1859

Onoe Kikugor˘ V
 

The actor Onoe Kikugor˘ V held this name from the 8th lunar month of 1868 to February 1903.

The actor Onoe Kikugor˘ V playing the role of Benten Koz˘ in the drama "Shiranami Gonin Otoko", which was staged in November 1874 in T˘ky˘ at the Moritaza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

Onoe Kikugor˘ VI
 

The actor Onoe Kikugor˘ VI held this name from March 1903 to July 1949.

Onoe Kikugor˘ VI playing the role of Motoemon Kanpei in the drama "Tengajaya" (print made by Natori Shunsen in 1925)
Onoe Kikugor˘ VII
 

Onoe Kikugor˘ VII is the current holder of the name since October 1973.

Onoe Kikugor˘ VII playing the role of the tobigashira Tatsugor˘ in the drama "Megumi no Kenka" in an illustration made by Sugimura Yoshikazu (1962~1998)

 

Notes

[1] The 12th day of the 7th lunar month of the 7th year of the Tenmei era was the 24th of August 1787 in the western calendar.

[2] According to others sources, he could have died either the 11th day of the 7th lunar month of 1787 or the 18th day of the 8th lunar month of 1787.

 
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