ICHIYAMA SHICHIJŪRŌ
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Ichiyama Shichijūrō I
Ichiyama Shichijūrō I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Ichiyama Sukegorō I, he most likely started his career in the 11th lunar month of 1740 in Ōsaka. This tachiyaku actor was active up to the end of 1754. Afterwards, he became a choreographer and the founder of the Ichiyama school (Ichiyama-ryū). His most notable work was on the choreography of the Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Modori Kago Iro ni Aikata" (commonly called "Modori Kago"), which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1788 within Sakurada Jisuke I's kaomise drama "Tōzumō Hana no Edokata". This drama celebrated the return in Edo of the actor Nakamura Nakazō I. Ichiyama Shichijūrō I was the father of both Segawa Senjo and Segawa Jokō I.

Ichiyama Shichijūrō II
Ichiyama Shichijūrō II  In Japanese | Yamaguchi Shichijūrō  In Japanese | Yamaguchi Kanshichi  In Japanese
 

Year of birth unknown. He was born in Kyōto in a noble family and was a Nō Kyōgen actor. His first two names were Yamaguchi Kanshichi and Yamaguchi Shichijūrō. He settled in Edo and took the name of Ichiyama Shichijūrō II in Edo in the 11th lunar month of 1799 and worked as a furitsuke up to his death the 29th day of the 10th lunar month of 1822. He was the head of the Edo branch of the Ichiyama-ryū.

Ichiyama Shichijūrō III
Ichiyama Shichijūrō III  In Japanese | Ichiyama Kanejirō  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was a disciple of Ichiyama Shichijūrō II and he was named Ichiyama Kanejirō. He took the name of Ichiyama Shichijūrō III at unknown times and worked in Edo as a furitsuke.

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