SEKI SANJ█Rď IV

Stage names:

Seki Sanjűr˘ IV
Ichikawa Yaoz˘ VI
Seki Hanasuke I

Other name: Ichikawa Chűsha VI

Real name: Seki Kihei

Guild: Owariya

Poetry names: Chűsha (6), Kijaku, Kazan

Line number: YODAIME (IV)

Existence: 1835 ~ 10 July 1889

Connection:

Adoptive father: Seki Sanjűr˘ III

Son: Seki Sanjűr˘ V

Career:

3rd lunar month of 1862: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Aoto Z˘shi Hana no Nishikie" (commonly called "Shiranami Gonin Otoko"); Hanasuke plays the role of S˘nosuke [casting].

1st lunar month of 1863: Seki Hanasuke I takes the name of Ichikawa Yaoz˘ VI at the Nakamuraza, playing the roles of Danzabur˘, Kinuya Yaichi, Sukeichi and the otokodate Mamushi no Jirokichi in the drama "Tamakushige Akebono Soga".

9th lunar month of 1865: Yaoz˘ performs at the Nakamuraza in the dances "Kadomatsu" [print], "Tsuri Gitsune", "Saruwaka" and "Shimbochi Taiko".

12th lunar month of 1870: his adoptive father Seki Sanjűr˘ III dies.

March 1873: Ichikawa Yaoz˘ VI takes the name of Seki Sanjűr˘ IV at the Murayamaza, playing 3 roles in the drama "Taiko no Oto Chiyű Sanryaku" and the role of Gengo in the drama "Wakaidori Kasamatsu T˘ge". He also performs in the dance "Yanagi ni Kaze Fukiya no Itosuji", which mixes Tomimoto, Kiyomoto and Gidayű musical ensembles. His stage partners are Kawarazaki Gonnosuke VII, Onoe Kikugor˘ V, Band˘ Kakitsu I, Nakamura Tokiz˘ I, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VI, Ichikawa Monnosuke V, Kawarazaki Kunitar˘ II, Yamazaki Ennosuke, Onoe Kikunosuke II and Nakamura Karoku II (who celebrates also his shűmei).

October 1874: premiere at the Kawarazakiza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Kumo no Ueno San'e no Sakumae"; Sanjűr˘ plays the roles of Kataoka Naojir˘, Sakurai Shinnoj˘ (in reality Kataoka Naojir˘) and Katagi Kozaemon [casting].

September 1878: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Takeshiba Kinsaku I's drama "Tsűzoku Saiyűki"; Sanjűr˘ plays the role of Chohakkai [casting].

February 1886: Sanjűr˘ plays the role of Senoo Tar˘ at the Ichimuraza in the drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima". His stage partners are Nakamura Fukusuke IV (Chidori), Nakamura Shikan IV (Shunkan) and Kataoka Gad˘ III (Tanzaemon Motoyasu).

April 1886: Sanjűr˘ appears on stage for the last time in T˘ky˘, at the Ichimuraza, playing the roles of Sudahei and Nishikito in the drama "Shin Kiyomizu Hana no Goshozome".

1886 ~ 1889: Sanjűr˘ is either on sick leave or on tour.

10 July 1889: he dies in the city of Mito.

Comments:

Seki Sanjűr˘ IV was a good tachiyaku actor, able to play in either jidaimono or sewamono dramas. His field of excellence was jitsuaku.

Seki Sanjűr˘ IV playing the role of Baba Mino-no-Kami in the drama "Taiko no Oto Chiyű Sanryaku", which was staged in March 1873 at the Murayamaza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

Print made by Utagawa Yoshitsuya in 1862

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada in 1865

Print made by Toyohara Kunichika in 1873

The Ichikawa Chűsha line of actors

The Seki Hanasuke line of actors

The Ichikawa Yaoz˘ line of actors

The Seki Sanjűr˘ line of actors

 
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