IWAI KUMESABURÔ
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Iwai Kumesaburô I
 

The actor Iwai Tojaku held the name of Iwai Kumesaburô I from the 11th lunar month of 1787 to the 10th lunar month of 1804.

Iwai Kumesaburô I drawn by Utagawa Kunimasa I for the book "Yakusha Gakuya Tsû" (1799)

Iwai Kumesaburô II
 

The actor Iwai Hanshirô VI held the name of Iwai Kumesaburô II from the 11th lunar month of 1812 to the 10th lunar month of 1832.

The actor Iwai Kumesaburô II playing in the drama "Okuni Iri Soga no Nakamura", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1825 in Edo at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Iwai Kumesaburô III
 

The actor Iwai Hanshirô VIII held the name of Iwai Kumesaburô III from the 11th lunar month of 1832 to the 1st lunar month of 1864.

Iwai Kumesaburô III playing the role of Okaji in the drama "Onna Danshichi" (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Iwai Kumesaburô IV
Iwai Kumesaburô IV  In Japanese | Iwai Hisajirô III  In Japanese
 

Born in Edo in 1856. He was adopted by Iwai Shijaku II, who gave him the name of Iwai Hisajirô III. He took the name of Iwai Kumesaburô IV in the 2nd lunar month of 1872 at the Moritaza, playing in the drama "Yuki to Miru Sakiwake Genji". He was requested by his adoptive father, who was also the son-in-law of the zamoto Nakamura Kanzaburô XIII to become from July 1879 a manager of the Nakamuraza for a few years. He died the 15th of July 1886.

Iwai Kumesaburô IV (first half of the 1870s)

Iwai Kumesaburô V
  The actor Iwai Kumesaburô V held this name from October 1906 to April 1945.

Iwai Kumesaburô V playing the role of Kosen in the "Ko-no-Mi" scene of the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura", which was staged in March 1910 at the Ichimuraza

 
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