|ARASHI KOROKU V|
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Poetry name: Minshi
Existence: ??? ~ 8th lunar month of 1858
Grandfather: Arashi Koroku I (Arashi San'emon V)
29th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1796: his father Arashi Koroku III dies.
4th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1801: his elder brother Arashi Hinasuke II dies.
17th day of the 9th lunar month of 1813: his elder brother Arashi Hinasuke III dies.
11th lunar month of 1817: Kan˘ Minshi I and Kan˘ Yasojir˘ respectively take the names of Arashi Koroku IV and Kan˘ Minshi II at the Naka no Shibai, performing together in the drama "Echizen Sangoku Meoto Zuka".
15th day of the 11th lunar month of 1826: his elder brother Arashi Koroku IV dies.
9th lunar month of 1831: Minshi goes to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1843: Kan˘ Minshi II takes the name of Arashi Koroku V at the Kawarazakiza, performing in the drama "Osana Gunp˘ Jűroku Musashi"; his main stage partners are Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV, Seki Sanjűr˘ III, Nakamura Utaemon IV, Onoe Eizabur˘ III, Segawa Kikusabur˘ III and Nakamura Shibajűr˘.
7th lunar month of 1858: Koroku appears on stage for the last time, in Edo at the Nakamuraza, where he plays the roles of Fuji-no-Kata and Oyoshi in the dramas "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki" and "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba"
8th lunar month of 1858: Koroku dies in Edo.
Arashi Koroku V was the last heir of a great line of Kamigata actors. He unfortunately did not reach the same level of popularity as his grandfather Arashi Koroku I or his father Arashi Koroku III. He did not become a star but was very good in the roles of toshima in the latter years of his career, which he spent in the city of Edo.
The Arashi Koroku line of actors
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