ARASHI OTOHACHI
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Arashi Otohachi I
 

The founder of the line Arashi Otohachi I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1732 to the 3rd lunar month of 1769.

Arashi Otohachi I playing the role of Hotei Ichiemon in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Arashi Otohachi II
 

The actor Arashi Otohachi II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1770 to the end of the 1800s.

Arashi Otohachi II playing the role of Sagisaka Bannai in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura" in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Arashi Otohachi III
Arashi Otohachi III  In Japanese | Arashi Wasabur˘ I  In Japanese
 

Born in Edo in 1786. Son of Arashi Otohachi II and grandson of Arashi Otohachi I, his first stage name was Arashi Wasabur˘ I. He most likely took the name of Arashi Otohachi III at the beginning of the K˘ka era. He died in Edo the 8th of the 12th lunar month of 1854. This supporting katakiyaku and hand˘gataki actor performed at the Nakamuraza for most of his career.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Ebisuya Wak˘

The actors Arashi Otohachi III (left/top) and Onoe Kikujir˘ II (bottom) playing the roles of Rentenb˘ and Princess Terute in the drama "Sekai no Hana Oguri Gaiden", which was staged in the 4th lunar month of 1851 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi)

Arashi Otohachi IV
Arashi Otohachi IV  In Japanese | Arashi Utahachi  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Arashi Otohachi III, his first stage name was Arashi Utahachi. He took the name of Arashi Otohachi IV around 1856 and made a quite obscure career in Edo. No records of stage performances after 1861.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Ebisuya Wak˘
 
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