ARASHI KOROKU V

Stage names:

Arashi Koroku V In Japanese
Kan˘ Minshi II In Japanese
Kan˘ Yasojir˘ In Japanese

Guild: Yoshidaya

Line number: GODAIME (V)

Poetry name: Minshi

Existence: ??? ~ 8th lunar month of 1858

Connection:

Grandfather: Arashi Koroku I (Arashi San'emon V)

Father: Arashi Hinasuke I (Arashi Koroku III)

Brothers: Arashi Hinasuke II, Arashi Koroku IV, Arashi Hinasuke III

Career:

1792 ~ 1795: born in Kamigata. He is the fourth son of the stage giant Arashi Koroku III. His first stage name is Kan˘ Yasojir˘.

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˘.

9th lunar month of 1852: the play "Sesshű Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji" is staged for the first time in Edo, at the Ichimuraza; Koroku plays the role of Gapp˘'s wife Otoku [casting].

1st lunar month of 1854: Koroku's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is one black stroke above j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi [visual].

7th lunar month of 1857: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Sakurada Jisuke III's drama "Sanzes˘ Nishiki Bunsh˘"; Koroku plays the role of Seibŕ's wife Okaji [casting].

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.

Comments:

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.

Arashi Koroku V playing the role of Sugihae in the drama "Genji Moy˘ Furisode Hinagata", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1851 at the Ichimuraza
(print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1858

The Arashi Koroku line of actors

 
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