ICHIKAWA SADANJI
   
SEVEN GENERATIONS (2 LINES)
 
The Old Line (3 generations)
 
Ichikawa Sadanji I
 

The actor Ichikawa Sadanji I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1742 to the end of 1745.

Ichikawa Sadanji I playing the role of the otokodate Ch˘kichi, in reality Kiku˘, in the kaomise drama "Onna Musha Ukisu Gassen" , which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1745 at the Naka no Shibai

Ichikawa Sadanji II
Ichikawa Sadanji II  In Japanese | Ichikawa Sankichi  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII, he made his debut as a child actor in 1813, performing in Edo under the name of Ichikawa Sankichi. He became wakaonnagata and took the name of Ichikawa Sadanji II in 1815. He was active up to the 4th year of the Bunsei era. No record afterwards.

The name of Ichikawa Sadanji II in the 1816 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Ichikawa Sadanji III
Ichikawa Sadanji III  In Japanese | Ichikawa Koyone 0.1  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII, his first stage name was Ichikawa Koyone. He became the adopted son of Ichikawa Kodanji IV at an unknown date and most likely received the name of Ichikawa Sadanji III.

 
The New Line (4 generations)
 
Ichikawa Sadanji I
 

The actor Ichikawa Sadanji I held this name from 1864 to August 1904.

Ichikawa Sadanji I playing the role of Mochizuki Saemon Akinaga in the matsubamemono "Mochizuki", which was staged in June 1882 at the Saruwakaza (print made by Morikawa Chikashige)

Ichikawa Sadanji II
 

The actor Ichikawa Sadanji II held this name from September 1906 to February 1940.

Ichikawa Sadanji II playing the role of Sukune Tar˘ in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" (print made by Natori Shunsen in 1928)

Ichikawa Sadanji III
 

The actor Ichikawa Sadanji III held this name from May 1952 to October 1969.

Ichikawa Sadanji III playing the role of Azuma no Yoshir˘, in reality Mashiba Hisayoshi, in the dance-drama "Modori Kago" (print made by Natori Shunsen)

Ichikawa Sadanji IV
 

The actor Ichikawa Sadanji IV is the current holder of the name since February 1979.

Ichikawa Sadanji IV playing the role of Shinza's landlord Ch˘bŕ in the drama "Kamiyui Shinza" (illustration courtesy of RANCHUROW (2010) all rights reserved)

 
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