|ARASHI KITSUSABURď VI|
Arashi Kitsusabur˘ VI
Real name: Ishihara Arata
Line number: ROKUDAIME (VI)
Birthday: 22 October 1944
Master: Nakamura Tomijűr˘
October 1944: born in the city of Kuwana (Mie prefecture).
October 1977: Tomitar˘ becomes nadai and takes at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ the prestigious name of Arashi Kitsusabur˘ VI, playing the roles of the yakko Kikuhei and Yamashita Mondo in the dramas "Ishikiri Kajiwara" and "Kinkakuji".
June 2005: Chikamatsuza tour in the USA with Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Kanjaku and Nakamura Kikaku. The program is made up of the dance "B˘ Shibari" and Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece "Sonezaki Shinjű"; Kitsusabur˘ plays the role of Sone Matsubei and Hiranoya Tokubŕ's uncle Kyűemon in the former and latter items [more details].
November 2013: Kitsusabur˘ joins the first league of Kabuki actors ("kanbu sh˘shin"); he plays at the Kabukiza the role of Ono no Kudayű in the 4th and 7th acts of the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
Arashi Kitsusabur˘ VI is a very active and talented supporting tachiyaku, who proved that he was worthy holding such a prestigious name. He plays frequently the role of the condemned man when his master Nakamura Tomijűr˘ plays the leading role of Kajiwara in the drama "Ishikiri Kajiwara". He is also a reputed tachimawari choreographer.
The Arashi Kitsusabur˘ line of actors
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