ICHIKAWA MONNOSUKE
   
EIGHT GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Monnosuke I
 

The founder of the line Ichikawa Monnosuke I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1713 to the 1st lunar month of 1729.

Ichikawa Monnosuke I in a print made by Torii Kiyonobu

Ichikawa Monnosuke II
 

The actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1770 to the 11th lunar month of 1794.

Ichikawa Monnosuke II in a print made by Katsukawa Shunsh˘

Ichikawa Monnosuke III
 

The actor Ichikawa Monnosuke III held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1815 to the 7th lunar month of 1824.

Ichikawa Monnosuke III playing the role of Omatsu in the drama "Reigen Kameyama Hoko", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1822 at the Kawarazakiza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Ichikawa Monnosuke IV
 

Born in Edo in 1804. His father was the actor Ichikawa Omez˘ I and his elder brother was Ichikawa Monnosuke III. He started his career as a child-actor performing under the names of Ichikawa Denz˘ II and Ichikawa Okuma. He was adopted in 1819 by the widow of Tokiwazu Mojidayű III, the head of the Tokiwazu school, and took the musician name of Tokiwazu Komojidayű I. For a while, he was both a musician and an actor performing under the name of Nakamura Denshichi VIII. He formally took the name of Ichikawa Monnosuke IV in the 11th lunar month of 1825 and kept it up to his death but appeared on stage for his shűmei as a musican, no more as an actor. He became the head of the Tokiwazu school in the 1st lunar month of 1837, when he finally took the name of Tokiwazu Mojidayű IV. He took the name of Tokiwazu Bungonodaij˘ I in the 10th lunar month of 1851 and died the 8th of the 8th lunar month of 1862.

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Ichikawa Monnosuke V
 

The actor Ichikawa Monnosuke V held this name from the 2nd lunar month of 1870 to September 1878.

Ichikawa Monnosuke V playing the role of Asagao in the drama "Iki Ningy˘ Hana no Nadokoro", which was staged in the 6th lunar month of 1871 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

Ichikawa Monnosuke VI
 

The actor Ichikawa Monnosuke VI held this name from June 1910 to August 1914.

Ichikawa Monnosuke VI playing the role of Icch˘ no Mae in the drama "Kiri Hitoha", which was staged in October 1910 at the Kabukiza

Ichikawa Monnosuke VII
 

The actor Ichikawa Monnosuke VII held this name from February 1963 to October 1990.

Ichikawa Monnosuke VIII
 

The actor Ichikawa Monnosuke VIII is the current holder of the name since December 1990.

 
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