|ICHIKAWA SHUN'EN II|
Real name: Kond˘ Gen
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Birthday: 29 November 1970
March 1988: he graduated from the Actors Training Center of the National Theatre (ninth year).
July 1988: he became disciple of the actor Ichikawa Ennosuke III and received the name of Ichikawa Shun'en II.
December 2000: premiere at the Kabukiza of "Kaka Saiyűki", Ichikawa Ennosuke III's version of Kawatake Shinshichi III's 1878 drama "Tsűzoku Saiyűki" (Kaka was the haimy˘ of Ichikawa Ennosuke III); Shun'en played the role of the queen's sister Fuy˘, in reality the spirit of a giant spider [casting].
January 2008: revival at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of "Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura", which celebrated the 1070th anniversary of the Naritasan temple, where the Deity Fud˘ My˘˘ is worshipped; Shun'en played the role of the page Hata no Hidetar˘ [casting].
Ichikawa Shun'en II was a young and promising onnagata of the Omodakaya guild. He joined the Shinpa troupe led by Mizutani Yaeko II and Namino Kuriko in January 2017 at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘. He took the name of Kawai Yukinoj˘ and his yag˘ became Shiratoya. Why this name and this guild? Shiratoya was the guild name of Kawai Takeo, a great Shinpa onnagata actor. The choice of Yukinoj˘ was related to the drama "Yukinoj˘ Henge", the story of the fictious Kabuki actor Nakamura Yukinoj˘. Kawai Yukinoj˘ is now a Shinpa actor.
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