ICHIKAWA SANSHď V

Stage names:

Ichikawa Sansh˘ V In Japanese
Horikoshi Fukusabur˘ In Japanese

Other name:

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ X In Japanese

Real name: Horikoshi Fukusabur˘

Guild: Naritaya

Line number: GODAIME (V)

Existence: 31 October 1882 ~ 1 February 1956

Connection:

Adoptive father (father_in-law): Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX

Adopted son: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XI

Disciple: Ichikawa Fukunosuke III

Career:

31st of October 1882: born in a family of bankers. His father's name is Inanobu Rihei and his name is Inanobu Fukusabur˘.

1901: he becomes the son-in-law of the great star Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX, an unusual wedding for the Kabuki world. He is quickly adopted by the Ichikawa clan and takes the name of Horikoshi Fukusabur˘ (honmy˘, not stage name). He is not an actor but he is interested in the art and studies it with assiduity in the company of his father-in-law.

13 September 1903: his adoptive father Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX dies.

1910: he joins the troupe led by Nakamura Ganjir˘ I, performing only minor roles and it is said that his origins were kept secret for a few years in order not to bring some shame on the Ichikawa name. His first stage name is his honmy˘ Horikoshi Fukusabur˘.

November 1917: he takes the name of Ichikawa Sansh˘ V at the Kabukiza, playing the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the bombastic drama "Ya-no-Ne"; the roles of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari, the radish-seller and ďzatsuma Shuzendayű are played by Nakamura Utaemon V, Ichikawa Danshir˘ II and Ichikawa Kodanji V.

June 1924: Sansh˘ plays at the Hong˘za the role of Arajishi Otokonosuke in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi"; the role of Nikki Danj˘ is played by Ichikawa Sadanji II.

September 1926: Sansh˘ plays at the Asakusa Sh˘chikuza the role of Chichibu no Sh˘ji Shigetada in the drama "Akoya"; the roles of Akoya and Iwanaga Saemon are played by Band˘ Shűch˘ III and Ichikawa Yaoz˘ VIII.

March 1927: Sansh˘ plays at the Nakaza the role of Arajishi Otokonosuke in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi"; the role of Nikki Danj˘ is played by Ichikawa Chűsha VII.

November 1930: Sansh˘ plays at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year drama "Ya-no-Ne"; the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari is played by Ichikawa Shinnosuke V.

November 1932: revival at the Kabukiza of the drama "Gedatsu", a play belonging to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Sansh˘ plays the role of Akushichiby˘e Kagekiyo [more details].

January 1933: revival at the Kabukiza of "Fuwa"; Sansh˘ plays the role of Fuwa Banzaemon.

October 1933: revival at the Kabukiza of "Z˘hiki"; Sansh˘ plays the role of Yamagami Gennai Saemon.

January 1936: Sansh˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Arajishi Otokonosuke in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi"; the role of Nikki Danj˘ is played by Onoe Kikugor˘ VI.

April 1936: revival at the Kabukiza of the drama "Uwanari", which belongs to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Sansh˘ plays the role of Teruhi no Miko, in reality the jealous ghost of Hatsuka-no-Mae [more details].

May 1936: revival at the Kabukiza of "Nanatsu Men"; Sansh˘ plays the role of the mask-maker Gagoze Akaemon, in reality Awazu Rokur˘ Saemon [casting].

February 1937: Sansh˘ plays at the ďsaka Kabukiza the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year drama "Ya-no-Ne".

April 1937: revival at the Kabukiza of the drama "Fud˘", which belongs to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Sansh˘ plays the role of Fud˘ My˘˘ [more details].

November 1938: revival at the Kokusai Gekij˘ (International Theater) of the drama "Fud˘", which belongs to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Sansh˘ plays the role of Fud˘ My˘˘ [more details]. He also plays in the same theater the role of Kamakura Gongor˘ Kagemasa in the bombastic drama "Shibaraku".

April 1941: Sansh˘ plays at the Kabukiza the bombastic role of the demon-queller in the "Oshimodoshi" grand finale of the dance-drama "Ky˘ganoko Musume D˘j˘ji"; the role of the shiraby˘shi Hanako is played by Onoe Kikugor˘ VI.

December 1941: revival at the Minamiza of "Nanatsu Men"; Sansh˘ plays the role of the mask-maker Gagoze Akaemon, in reality Awazu Rokur˘ Saemon.

June 1942: revival at the Kabukiza of the drama "Kan U", which belongs to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Sansh˘ plays the role of Akushichiby˘e Kagekiyo, later the Chinese general Kan U [casting].

May 1947: revival at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘ of the drama "Jayanagi"; Sansh˘ plays the role of Shamon Kűjaku, in reality Akushichiby˘e Kagekiyo [more details].

January 1949: Sansh˘ plays at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the new year drama "Ya-no-Ne"; the role of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari is played by Ichikawa Omez˘ IV.

February 1949: Sansh˘ plays at the ďsaka Kabukiza the roles of Arajishi Otokonosuke, Ikyű and H˘j˘ Takatoki in the dramas "Meiboku Sendai Hagi", "Sukeroku" and "Takatoki", which are part of a special program celebrating the shűmei of Ichikawa Jukai III and Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VII.

April 1949: Sansh˘ plays at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘ the role of Ume˘maru in the drama "Kurumabiki"; the roles of Matsu˘maru, Sakuramaru and Shihei are played by Ichikawa Ebiz˘ IX, Ichimura Uzaemon XVI and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VII.

November 1951: Sansh˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Kaba no Kanja Noriyori in the drama "Onna Shibaraku"; the role of Tomoe Gozen is played by Nakamura Tokiz˘ III.

February 1952: Sansh˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Arajishi Otokonosuke in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi"; the role of Nikki Danj˘ is played by Onoe Sh˘roku II.

March 1953: Sansh˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Ikyű in the drama "Sukeroku"; the roles of Sukeroku and Agemaki are played by Ichikawa Ebiz˘ IX and Onoe Baik˘ VII.

October 1953: Sansh˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Kagekiyo in the drama "Gedatsu".

November 1953: Sansh˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Ashikaga Tadayoshi in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

March 1954: Sansh˘ plays at the ďsaka Kabukiza the role of Kagekiyo in the drama "Gedatsu".

September 1954: Sansh˘ appears on stage for the last time, in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza, where he performs in the dance-drama ""Kuramayama", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Komaz˘ X.

1st of February 1956: Sansh˘ dies.

1962: he posthumously receives the name of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ X.

Comments:

Although he was below average as an actor, Ichikawa Sansh˘ V spent time and energy to revive many long-forgotten plays belonging to the Kabuki Jűhachiban, like "Gedatsu", "Fuwa", "Z˘hiki" or "Nanatsu Men".

Ichikawa Sansh˘ V playing the role of Ume˘maru in the drama "Kurumabiki" in a print made by Natori Shunsen in 1953

The Ichikawa Sansh˘ line of actors

The Ichikawa Danjűr˘ line of actors

 
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