|ICHIKAWA RAIZď V|
Ichikawa Raiz˘ V
Other name: Sakuraya Kien
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Poetry name: Kien
Existence: 1820 ~ 7th day of the 5th lunar month of 1866
Master: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V
1820~1858: he starts his career at an unknown date as a disciple of the star Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII. He successively performs under the names of Ichikawa Danko III, Ichikawa Dangor˘, Ichikawa Umiz˘, Ichikawa Kaien, Ichikawa Enzabur˘ I and Ichikawa Hinasuke.
2nd lunar month of 1858: Ichikawa Hinasuke takes the name of Ichikawa Sumiz˘ IV at the Nakamuraza, playing in the drama "Date Moy˘ Somete Kisaragi".
1st lunar month of 1859: Ichikawa Sumiz˘ IV takes the name of Ichikawa Raiz˘ V at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of Uesugi Unai in the drama "Hatsud˘chű Sugoroku Soga" (this production is also the shűmei of Sawamura Tanosuke III).
2nd lunar month of 1861: Raiz˘ appears on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, playing in the drama "Okuni no Matsu Soga Nakamura".
7th day of the 5th lunar month of 1866: Raiz˘ dies in Edo.
Ichikawa Raiz˘ V in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III in 1864
The Ichikawa Danko line of actors
The Ichikawa Sumiz˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Raiz˘ line of actors
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