|ARASHI RIKAKU V|
Real name: ďe Katsunosuke
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Poetry name: Kak˘
Existence: 3 September 1900 ~ 27 December 1980
Uncle (and adoptive father): Arashi Rikaku IV
Son: Arashi Kakuz˘ VI
3rd of September 1900: born in ďsaka.
July 1913: Arashi Katsunosuke took the name of Arashi Kakuz˘ V.
24 November 1918: his adoptive father Arashi Rikaku IV died.
March 1945: while Japan's major cities were destroyed by American air raids, Arashi Kakuz˘ V took the name of Arashi Rikaku V, playing at the Nakaza the role of Mashiba Hisayoshi in the drama "Ehon Taik˘ki".
October 1972: Rikaku played at the Misonoza the roles of Kat˘ta, Edoya Tahŕ and Kawatsura H˘gen in "Meiboku Sendai Hagi", "Shinjű Ten no Amijima" and "Kawatsura H˘gen Yakata". This was his last performances in Nagoya in a special kaomise program which celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ V.
June 1980: Rikaku played at the Nakaza the roles of Matsuya Gen'emon and the rakugo storyteller Goky˘tei Aish˘ in "Shinpan Ukina no Yomiuri" and "Kirare Yosa". This was his last performances in ďsaka.
27th of December 1980: Rikaku died.
Arashi Rikaku V was an outsanding supporting actor for the Kamigata Kabuki. One of his best roles was Sagisaka Bannai in the third and seventh acts of the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". He was also the father of Arashi Kakuz˘ VI who unfortunately quickly stopped acting.
Nakamura Ganjir˘ II (left) and Arashi Rikaku V (right) playing the roles of the bant˘ Zenroku and Matsuya Gen'emon in the drama "Shinpan Ukina no Yomiuri" (illustration courtesy of RANCHUROW (2009) all rights reserved)
The Arashi Rikaku line of actors
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