ICHIKAWA KOMAZď
   
ELEVEN GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Komaz˘ I
Ichikawa Komaz˘ I  In Japanese
 

Almost no data available on this actor, who was most likely a disciple of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II. He died in 1760.

Ichikawa Komaz˘ II
 

The actor Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV held the name of Ichikawa Komaz˘ II from the 11th lunar month of 1763 to the 10th lunar month of 1772.

Ichikawa Komaz˘ II in a print made by Ippitsusai Bunch˘ in 1768

Ichikawa Komaz˘ III
 

The actor Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V held the name of Ichikawa Komaz˘ III from the 11th lunar month of 1772 to the 10th lunar month of 1801.

Ichikawa Komaz˘ III playing the role of ďboshi Yuranosuke in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in the 4th lunar month of 1799 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunimasa I)

Ichikawa Komaz˘ IV
  The actor Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III held the name of Ichikawa Komaz˘ IV from the 11th lunar month of 1801 to 1810.

Ichikawa Komaz˘ IV playing the role of Abe no D˘ji in the drama "Sao no Uta Koi no Shiranami", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1802 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Ichikawa Komaz˘ V
  The actor Matsumoto Kinsh˘ held the name of Ichikawa Komaz˘ V from the 8th lunar month of 1817 to the 2nd lunar month of 1844.

Ichikawa Komaz˘ V playing the role of the Ume˘maru in the "Ga no Iwai" scene of the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1834 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi)

Ichikawa Komaz˘ VI
 

Second son of the star Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII. He made his first stage appearance in the 11th lunar month of 1826, receiving the name of Ichikawa Shinnosuke (he was not considered as a regular member of this line). He spent almost no time on stage as an actor and was mainly a backstage assistant for his elder brother Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII. He unofficially held the name of Ichikawa Komaz˘ for a short period of time but there is absolutely no document to back this fact. The Kabuki world decided to reference him as the sixth holder of the name Ichikawa Komaz˘, because he was older than Ichikawa Komaz˘ VII. He took the name of Ichikawa Jűbŕ at an unknown date and we don't know when he died.

Ichikawa Komaz˘ VII
 

The actor Ichikawa Ebiz˘ VII held the name of Ichikawa Komaz˘ VII from the 3rd lunar month of 1844 to the 2nd lunar month of 1856.

Ichikawa Komaz˘ VII portraying Yamashita Sakuzaemon Sadakane in a print made by Utagawa Kunisada II

Ichikawa Komaz˘ VIII
 

The actor Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII held the name of Ichikawa Komaz˘ VIII from May 1903 to October 1911.

Ichikawa Komaz˘ VIII portraying the yakko Chienai in the drama "Kikubatake"

Ichikawa Komaz˘ IX
 

The actor Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XI held the name of Ichikawa Komaz˘ IX from April 1929 to April 1940.

Ichikawa Komaz˘ IX playing the role of Sat˘ Tadanobu, in reality the fox Genkur˘, in the dance-drama "Yoshinoyama", which was staged in April 1936 at the Yűrakuza

Ichikawa Komaz˘ X
 

The actor Ichikawa Komaz˘ X held this name from September 1954 to March 1981.

Ichikawa Komaz˘ XI
 

The actor Ichikawa Komaz˘ XI is the current holder of the name since April 1994.

 
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