ICHIKAWA NEDANJI
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Nedanji 0.1
 

The actor Ichikawa Kodanji I held also the name of Ichikawa Nedanji.

Ichikawa Nedanji I
 

The actor Ichikawa Kodanji V held the name of Ichikawa Nedanji I from the 2nd lunar month of 1867 to May 1878.

Arashi Daizabur˘ IV (left) and Ichikawa Nedanji I (right) playing the roles of the okugata Matsuzaki and Takigawa Kobunji in the drama "Tsukushi K˘dan Nami no Shiranui", which was staged in October 1875 at the Shintomiza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

Ichikawa Nedanji II
Ichikawa Nedanji II  In Japanese | Ichikawa Shachimaru II  In Japanese
 

Born the 17th of July 1920. Son of Ichikawa Beish˘ II, grandson of Ichikawa Kodanji V and great-grandson of Ichikawa Kodanji IV. His father died the 6th of May 1922 and he received the patronage of the actor Ichikawa Sadanji II. He made his debut on stage (hatsubutai) in October 1936, in T˘ky˘ at the Meijiza, where he received the name of Ichikawa Shachimaru II. He became nadai and took the name of Ichikawa Nedanji II in March 1941 at the Meijiza, where he performed in the drama "Toribeyama Shinjű". He joined the Onoe Kikugor˘ Gekidan in February 1949. He left the Kabuki world in 1954 to enter the TV world. He was back on Kabuki stage in November 1963 thanks to the patronage of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII, playing at the Kabukiza the role of Fujikake Mikawa-no-Kami in the drama "Shinsho Taik˘ki". He appeared on stage for the last time in August 1991, playing the role of the sh˘ya Tar˘emon in the drama "Sanemori Monogatari". He was a talented and versatile supporting actor, excelling in sewamono dramas. He died the 28th of December 1991.

The mon of Ichikawa Nedanji II

 
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