ARASHI KOSHICHI
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Arashi Koshichi I
 

The actor Arashi Koroku I held the name of Arashi Koshichi I from the 11th lunar month of 1775 to the 4th lunar month of 1776.

A mon of Arashi Koshichi I

Arashi Koshichi II
Nakamura Kichisabur˘ III  In Japanese | Somematsu Shichisabur˘ II  In Japanese | Arashi Tamatoku  In Japanese | Arashi Koshichi II  In Japanese | Tamamura Tokusabur˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. His first stage name was Tamamura Tokusabur˘, when he performed in minor theaters. He became a disciple of Arashi Koroku I at unknown times and he was allowed to take the name of Arashi Koshichi II after the retirement of his master. Later on, he called himself Arashi Tamatoku. His fame started to rise and he had the privilege of reviving the name of Somematsu Shichisabur˘. He took the name of Somematsu Shichisabur˘ II in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1775, when he played the role of H˘j˘ Tokiyori in the kaomise drama "Kono Hana Sakae Hachinoki", which celebrated also the shűmei of Arashi Koroku II, Matsuyama Kogenji and Nakamura Sh˘gor˘. He went to Edo in Fall 1786 and took the name of Nakamura Kichisabur˘ III in the 11th lunar month of 1786 at the Moritaza, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Onna Musha Kiku no Sen'yoki". He went back to Kamigata at the end of the 1780s. He was active up to 1792. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappears from the records.

Arashi Koshichi III
 

Arashi Hinasuke III's child name was most likely Arashi Koshichi III.

Arashi Koshichi IV
Arashi Koshichi IV  In Japanese | Kan˘ Hinasuke II  In Japanese | Arashi Hinasuke V  In Japanese | Arashi Sanjűr˘ VII  In Japanese | Kan˘ Umetar˘  In Japanese | Arashi Umetar˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Arashi Hinasuke II, he started his career at the end of the 1800s. His first stage names were Arashi Umetar˘, Kan˘ Umetar˘ and Arashi Sanjűr˘ VII. He took the names of Arashi Hinasuke V, Kan˘ Hinasuke II and Arashi Koshichi IV in 1827, in the 3rd lunar month of 1830 and at the end of 1831. No records of stage performances after 1837.

The short passage about Arashi Koshichi IV in the 1836 ďsaka hy˘banki (the zone within the red box) - The rank of Arashi Koshichi IV is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior)

 
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