ICHIKAWA MASUSABURď
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Masusabur˘ I
Ichikawa Fukunoj˘  In Japanese | Ichikawa Masuju  In Japanese | Ichikawa Masuz˘  In Japanese | Ichikawa Masusabur˘ I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII, he received the name of Ichikawa Masusabur˘ I in the 11th lunar month 1812 and started his career in Edo in kodomo shibai. He took the name of Ichikawa Masuz˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1828 at the Kawarazakiza. He took the name of Ichikawa Masuju in the 11th lunar month of 1835. He took the name of Ichikawa Fukunoj˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1838 at the Ichimuraza. He was active in Edo up to 1863. No record afterwards.

The name of Ichikawa Masusabur˘ I in the 1820 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Ichikawa Masusabur˘ II
Ichikawa Yoshijir˘  In Japanese | Ichikawa Masusabur˘ II  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. Disciple of the travelling actor Ichikawa Shinnosuke, he started his career at the end of the 1870s (around 1878?) and performed under the name of Ichikawa Masusabur˘ II. Later, he took the name of Ichikawa Yoshijir˘. He joined the Soganoya Shinkigeki troupe, performing under the name of Soganoya Tokijir˘. He took the name of Soganoya Kametsuru [1] in February 1915. He was active in Shinkigeki up to 1937. He died the 9th of August 1937. His real name was Takeuchi Umekichi.

Ichikawa Masusabur˘ III
 

The actor Ichikawa Dannosuke VI held the name of Ichikawa Masusabur˘ III from November 1897 to October 1915.

[1] Another possible reading for this first name could be Kikaku instead of Kametsuru.

 
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