ICHIKAWA SHINZď
   
SIX GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Shinz˘ I
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of the actor Nishimura Yaheiji and disciple of Ikushima Shingor˘, he started his career as a wakaonnagata, performing under the name of Ikushima Shinz˘. He became disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II in Fall 1710, becoming tachiyaku and taking the name of Ichikawa Shinz˘ I in the 11th lunar month of 1710 at the Yamamuraza, where he played the role of Manriki in the kaomise drama "Jinriki Teika Azuma Asobi", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Arashi Kiyosabur˘ I. He retired from the Kabuki world the following year.

Ichikawa Shinz˘ II
 

Unknown actor.

Ichikawa Shinz˘ III
 

The actor Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III held the name of Ichikawa Shinz˘ III from 1810 to 1822.

Ichikawa Shinz˘ IV
 

Unknown actor.

Ichikawa Shinz˘ V
 

The actor Ichikawa Shinz˘ V held this name from 1874 to July 1897.

Ichikawa Shinz˘ V

Ichikawa Shinz˘ VI
 

The actor Ichikawa Shinz˘ VI is the current holder of the name since June 2005.

 
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