ONOE KIKUJ█Rď IV

Stage names:

Onoe Kikujűr˘ IV In Japanese
Onoe Umegor˘ In Japanese
Onoe K˘ichi In Japanese

Real name: Kumano Keiichi

Guild: Otowaya

Line number: YODAIME (IV)

Birthday: 21 August 1942

Connections:

Masters: Onoe Kikugor˘ VII, Onoe Baik˘ VII, Onoe Kikugor˘ VI

Career:

21 August 1942: born in Niigata.

April 1947: he starts his career as a disciple of Onoe Kikugor˘ VI, who gives him the name of Onoe K˘ichi. He makes his debut on stage at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘, where he performs in the drama "Sukeroku Kuruwa no Momoyogusa".

10 July 1949: his first master Onoe Kikugor˘ VI dies.

January 1958: he takes the name of Onoe Umegor˘ at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘.

October 1965: Umegor˘ takes part in the first Kabuki tour in Western Europe, in West Berlin at the Der Freien VolksbŘhne (2~8 october), in Paris at the ThÚÔtre de l'OdÚon (15~24 october) and in Lisbonne at the Teatro SŃo Luis (29~31 october) [more details].

March 1967: Umegor˘ takes part in the second Kabuki tour in Hawaii.

February 1968: he becomes nadai and takes the name of Onoe Kikujűr˘ IV at the Kabukiza, performing in "Musume D˘j˘ji", "T˘daiki" and "Noriaibune".

September ~ October 1969: Kikujűr˘ takes part in the Kabuki tour in the USA.

January 1979: Kikujűr˘ takes part in the Kabuki tour in China.

September 1988: Kikujűr˘ takes part in the Kabuki tour in South Korea.

June ~ July 1990: Kikujűr˘ takes part in the Kabuki tour in Southeast Asia.

24 March 1995: his second master Onoe Baik˘ VII dies.

Comments:

Onoe Kikujűr˘ IV is a talented and faithful disciple of the Otowaya guild at the service of 3 generations of leaders of the Onoe clan. He is the last disciple of the star Onoe Kikugor˘ VI. He is also an important tateshi. As an actor, he is outstanding in edokko supporting roles, like the bonito-seller in "Kamiyui Shinza".

The Onoe Kikujűr˘ line of actors

 
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