Poetry name: Wafű
Masters: Arashi Hinasuke I, Anegawa Daikichi
Before 1765: he starts his career as a disciple of the actor Anegawa Daikichi, who gives him the name of Anegawa Kikuhachi and trains him as a wakaonnagata. He is also adopted by the Toyotakeza puppeteer Fujii Kosabur˘ II.
1775: he becomes a disciple of Arashi Hinasuke I.
10th lunar month of 1775: his master's father Arashi Koroku I retires under the name of Arashi Koshichi I. It is decided to give his stage name to Kikuhachi.
11th lunar month of 1775: Anegawa Kikuhachi takes the name of Arashi Koroku II in Ky˘to, playing the role of Miura Danj˘'s wife Sawarabi in the kaomise drama "Kono Hana Sakae Hachinoki"; his stage partners are Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Nakamura Jűz˘ II, Onoe Shinshichi I, Onoe Matsusuke I, Arashi T˘jűr˘, Arashi Shichigor˘ II, Somematsu Shichisabur˘ II (who also celebrates his shűmei), Fujikawa Sango, Asao Toyoz˘, Matsuyama Kogenji (who also celebrates his shűmei), Sakata Raiz˘, Nakamura Sh˘gor˘ (who also celebrates his shűmei), Asao Kunigor˘ I, Arashi Matsunoj˘ IV and Arashi Shigenoi.
15th day of the 1st lunar month of 1787: his first master Anegawa Daikichi dies.
Summer 1790: Arashi Koroku II takes the name of Arashi San'emon VII.
Fall 1791: Arashi San'emon VII takes back the name of Anegawa Kikuhachi.
29th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1796: his second master Arashi Koroku III dies.
1798: Kikuhachi performs at the Kita Shinchi no Shibai and at the Gory˘ no Shibai in ďsaka.
1799: Kikuhachi performs at the Kadomaru no Shibai in ďsaka.
1800: Kikuhachi performs at the Amida-ga-Ike no Shibai in ďsaka.
Anegawa Kikuhachi was a Kamigata onnagata, who was active from the beginning of the Meiwa era to 1800. He held two of the most prestigious names in Kamigata Kabuki but did not really achieved fame for himself in ˘shibai. He was more successful in hama shibai or miyaji shibai. No records of stage performances after 1800.
The actors Ichikawa Otojűr˘ (left), Hanagiri Toyomatsu III (top right) and Anegawa Kikuhachi (bottom right) playing the roles of Hidesato's yakko Otohei, Hidesato's wife Shikinami and Hidesato's daughter Princess Kotobuki in the kaomise drama "Temomutsumajiya Ryűgű no Shimadai", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1771 at the Naka no Shibai
The Arashi Koroku line of actors
The Arashi San'emon line of actors
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