ONOE MONZABURď
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Onoe Monzabur˘ I
 

The actor Ogino Izabur˘ II held the name of Onoe Monzabur˘ I from the beginning of the 1770s to the 10th lunar month of 1785.

The actors Onoe Monzabur˘ I (bottom/left) and ďtani Hirohachi II (top/right) performing in the drama "Muromachi Sakura no Butai", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1785 at the Nakamuraza

Onoe Monzabur˘ II
 

The actor Ogino Izabur˘ III held the name of Onoe Monzabur˘ II from the 1st lunar month of 1801 to the 10th lunar month of 1816.

The actor Onoe Monzabur˘ II playing the role of Y˘suke in the drama "Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1810 at the Moritaza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Onoe Monzabur˘ III
Onoe Monzabur˘ III  In Japanese | Ogino T˘jűr˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Ogino Izabur˘ III, his first stage name was Ogino T˘jűr˘. He took the name of Onoe Monzabur˘ III in the 11th lunar month of 1829, in Edo at the Ichimuraza, where he played the role of Tsukiwaka in the drama "Chijinyű Koko-ni Yorimitsu". He appeared on stage for the last time in the 2nd lunar month of 1839, in Edo at the Nakamuraza, where he performed in the new year drama "Iwai Uta Soga no Kaomise". No record afterwards.

The name of Onoe Monzabur˘ III in the 1830 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Onoe Monzabur˘ IV
Onoe Monzabur˘ IV  In Japanese | Onoe K˘nosuke I  In Japanese | Onoe Eiz˘  In Japanese
 

Born in T˘ky˘ in the district of Nihonbashi Hama-ch˘ the 12th of July 1889 [1]. Son of Onoe K˘z˘ II, he started his career as a disciple of Onoe Kikugor˘ V, who gave him the name of Onoe Eiz˘. He made his debut on stage in March/April 1896 at the Masagoza (T˘ky˘), playing the role of Kosabur˘ in the drama "Moritsuna Jin'ya" (his father played the role of Shinraku Tar˘). He took the name of Onoe K˘nosuke I in January 1899 at the Kabukiza. He became nadai and celebrated in April 1908 at the Kabukiza, where he took the name of Onoe Monzabur˘ IV and played the role of Yamanaka Shikanosuke in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi". He was active and popular in T˘ky˘ up to his death the 24th of April 1926. He was the father of Onoe K˘nosuke II, who later became the dance master Fujima Monzabur˘ V.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Onoe Monzabur˘ IV in kabuki21.com.

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
ďhashi Shichir˘ Baiky˘ ďhashiya

The actor Onoe Monzabur˘ IV playing the role of Hayano Kanpei in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in November 1910 at the Ichimuraza

[1] in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten", he was born the 31st of December 1889.

 
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