Stage names:

Ichikawa Raiz˘ V
Ichikawa Sumiz˘ IV
Ichikawa Hinasuke
Ichikawa Enzabur˘ I
Ichikawa Kaien
Ichikawa Umiz˘
Ichikawa Dangor˘
Ichikawa Danko III

Other name: Sakuraya Kien

Guild: Sakuraya

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 was a supporting tachiyaku and katakiyaku actor. He was often ill in his latter years and had to retire at the beginning of his 40s.

Ichikawa Raiz˘ V in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III in 1864

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1861

The Ichikawa Danko line of actors

The Ichikawa Sumiz˘ line of actors

The Ichikawa Raiz˘ line of actors

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