RIKANCHA, A DIET TEA

RIKANCHA is a Japanese Green Diet Tea Brand. The origin of the name of this tea is somehow related to Kabuki. Rikancha is the traditional name of a color that was long time ago the favourite brown color of the Kabuki actor Arashi Kichisabur˘ II, whose haimy˘ was RIKAN.

Several colors are related to Kabuki actors. Here is an almost complete list - I am still looking for Shik˘cha, which I think was related to the great actor Ichikawa Danz˘ IV but so far I did not find any details (help needed !)

Color Name Haimy˘ Actor
  Rikancha RIKAN Arashi Kichisabur˘ II
  Rok˘cha ROKď Segawa Kikunoj˘ II
  Shikancha SHIKAN Nakamura Utaemon III
  Danjűr˘cha   Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V
  Iwaicha   Iwai Hanshir˘ V
  Baik˘cha BAIKď Onoe Kikugor˘ I

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