|ARASHI KITSUSABURď IV|
Real name: Sano Kitsusabur˘
Poetry names: Baikaku, Baien
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Existence: 1841 ~ 20 April 1915
Masters: Arashi Rikan IV, Nakamura Baika II
1841 ~ 1860: born in ďsaka. He starts his career at the age of nine, playing in a children-actors troupe under the name of Nakamura Ushinosuke. Later on, he becomes disciple of Nakamura Baika II, who gives him the name of Nakamura Umenosuke.
3rd lunar month of 1860: tour in Hiroshima; Umenosuke plays the role of Iori in the drama "Tengajaya-mura", which is staged within the precinct of the Miyajima shrine.
4th lunar month of 1871: Umenosuke joins the actor Arashi Rikan IV and takes the name of Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV, playing 3 roles in the drama "Katakiuchi Mid˘ Mae", which is staged at the Chikugo no Shibai.
April 1877: Kitsusabur˘ plays at the Shinmoriza (Nagoya) the roles of Abe no Yasuna and Yakanpei in the drama "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami".
February 1882: Kitsusabur˘ plays at the Tachibanaza (Nagoya) the role of Wakaba-no-Naishi in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".
May 1883: Kitsusabur˘ plays at the Ebisuza (ďsaka) the role of Chidori in the drama "Heike Hyogogashima"; the roles of Shunkan, Tanzaemon, Naritsune and Senoo Tar˘ are played by Jitsukawa Enjaku I, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ III, Arashi Rish˘ II and Ichikawa Aragor˘ III.
October 1884: Kitsusabur˘ plays at the Ebisuza (ďsaka) the role of Iori in the drama "Tengajaya-mura"; his stage partners are Arashi Rikan IV (Motoemon), Nakamura Ganjir˘ I (Genjir˘), Jitsukawa Enjaku I (Yasuke, K˘emon) and Ichikawa Aragor˘ III (T˘ma Sabur˘emon).
July 1888: Kitsusabur˘ plays at the Sakaiza (Ky˘to) the role of Motoemon in the drama "Tengajaya-mura"; his stage partners are Band˘ Jűsabur˘ II (Iori), Nakamura Fukuen (Genjir˘) and Ichikawa Aratar˘ I (T˘ma Sabur˘emon).
October 1896: Kitsusabur˘ plays at the Bentenza (ďsaka) the role of Tamate Gozen in the drama "Sesshű Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji"; his stage partners are Ichikawa Aratar˘ (Gapp˘) and Onoe Tamimaru II (Shuntokumaru).
July 1911: Kitsusabur˘ plays at the Asahiza (ďsaka) the role of Tsuribune Sabu in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; his stage partners are Jitsukawa Enjir˘ I (Danshichi) and Nakamura Naritar˘ I (Issun Tokubŕ, Otatsu).
Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV was a popular kaneru yakusha, who spent all his career in Kamigata minor or major theaters, sharing the stage with the biggest stars. His popularity went down in his later years and he ended his career as a supporting actor in the troupe led by the star Nakamura Ganjir˘ I.
Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV portraying Shimizu Kaja Yoshidaka in a print made by Nakai Yoshitaki (1878)
The Nakamura Umenosuke line of actors
The Arashi Kitsusabur˘ line of actors
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