ONOE SHďROKU
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Onoe Sh˘roku I
  The founder of the line Onoe Sh˘roku I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1809 to the 10th lunar month of 1815.

Onoe Sh˘roku I playing the role of Kasane in the drama "Onoe Sh˘roku Sentaku Banashi", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1813 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Onoe Sh˘roku 1.2
 

The actor Onoe Sh˘roku 1.2 held this name from the 10th lunar month of 1849 to May 1873 but he was never acknowledged as an official member of the line.

Onoe Sh˘roku 1.2 playing the role of the yakko Ranpei in the drama "Saiwai Ariwara Keizu", which was staged for his shűmei in the 10th lunar month of 1849 at the Kawarazakiza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Onoe Sh˘roku II
  The actor Onoe Sh˘roku II held this name from March 1935 to June 1989.

Onoe Sh˘roku II performing the leading role of the dance-drama "Tsuchi Gumo" in a print made by Natori Shunsen in 1951

Onoe Sh˘roku III
 

The actor Onoe Tatsunosuke I posthumously received the name of Onoe Sh˘roku III.

The mon of Onoe Sh˘roku III

Onoe Sh˘roku IV
  The actor Onoe Sh˘roku IV is the current holder of the name since May 2002.

Onoe Sh˘roku IV
Courtesy of DANGO JIR█ HYPER
This image was part of an amazing 2010 web project, which was entitled Kabuki Bijin Tokei (The Kabuki Beautiful People Clock), a special countdown with original pictures of Kabuki actors, one picture per day up to the closing of the Kabukiza (video on youtube)
Onoe Sh˘roku IV was Number 89 in this countdown (online the 1st of February 2010, 89 days to go before the closing of T˘ky˘'s most famous theater)

 
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