IWAI KIYOTARď
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Iwai Kiyotar˘ I
Iwai Kiyotar˘ I  In Japanese | Kikukawa Kiyotar˘ II  In Japanese | Iwai Jinnosuke  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Iwai Hanshir˘ III, his first stage name was Iwai Jinnosuke. He became wakaonnagata in Ky˘to around 1737. He took the name of Kikukawa Kiyotar˘ II in 1740. He quarreled with the Kikukawa clan and left it in 1743 to go back to the Iwai clan. He took the name of Iwai Kiyotar˘ I around that time and went to Edo in Fall 1743. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1743 at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Ishizue Taiheiki". He was active in Edo up to 1751. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1751 at the Moritaza the role of Makomo-no-Mae in Tsuuchi Jihŕ II's kaomise drama "Aizuchi Jűnidan", which celebrated the shűmei of Morita Kan'ya VI. This was his last-recorded stage performance. We don't know what happened to him afterwards. He was ranked j˘-j˘ in the 1st lunar month of 1752 Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section.

Iwai Kiyotar˘ I performing in Tsuuchi Jihŕ II's kaomise drama "Bijo Kurabe Kiso no Kakehashi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1749 at the Moritaza

Iwai Kiyotar˘ II
 

The actor Ichikawa Yaoz˘ IV held the name of Iwai Kiyotar˘ II from the 11th lunar month of 1787 to the 10th lunar month of 1804.

Iwai Kiyotar˘ II playing the role of Okaru in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura",
which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1794 at the Kawarazakiza
(print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Iwai Kiyotar˘ III
 

The actor Nakamura Shibajűr˘ held the name of Iwai Kiyotar˘ III from the 11th lunar month of 1804 to the 10th lunar month of 1819.

Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV
Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV  In Japanese | Ichikawa Tsunejűr˘  In Japanese | Ichikawa Waniz˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career in Edo at the beginning of the 1800s, performing under the stage names of Ichikawa Waniz˘ and Ichikawa Tsunejűr˘. He became a disciple of Iwai Hanshir˘ V in 1820 and took the name of Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV in the 11th lunar month of 1820 at the Kawarazakiza. This katakiyaku actor was active in Edo up to 1828. Nothing else was recorded about him afterwards.

The name of Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV in the 1827 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red shape on the left side of the picture); the two others names are Ichikawa S˘zabur˘ V (center) and Nakayama Bungor˘ II (right)

Iwai Kiyotar˘ V
Iwai Kiyotar˘ V  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Unknown relationship to the Iwai clan. Unknown previous stage name. Was he a disciple of Iwai Hanshir˘ VIII? His name was recorded in a list of dead actors in 1878.

 
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