|ICHIKAWA SOMEGORď VIII|
Real name: Fujima Itsuki
Line number: HACHIDAIME (VIII)
Birthday: 27 March 2005
Great-great-great-great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku I
Great-great-great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku III
Great-great-grandfathers: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII, Nakamura Kichiemon I
Great-grandfather: Matsumoto Haku˘ I (K˘shir˘ VIII)
Grandfather: Matsumoto Haku˘ II (K˘shir˘ IX)
Father: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X
June 2007: first stage appearance (omemie), at the Kabukiza where he plays the role of K˘raiya Saikichi in the drama "Ky˘kaku Harusame Gasa".
June 2009: debut on stage (hatsubutai) at the Kabukiza, where he receives the name of Matsumoto Kintar˘ IV and plays the role of a shishi cub in the dance-drama "Kadonde I˘ Kotobuki Renjishi".
January 2018: great name-taking ceremony at the Kabukiza for 3 generations of actors belonging to the K˘raiya guild (K˘raiya Sandai Shűmei); Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IX, his son Ichikawa Somegor˘ VII and his grandson Matsumoto Kintar˘ IV took the names of Matsumoto Haku˘ II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X and Ichikawa Somegor˘ VIII at the Kabukiza; the new Somegor˘ played the role of Minamoto no Yoshitsune in "Kanjinch˘" [more details].
February 2018: second month of shűmei at the Kabukiza for Matsumoto Haku˘ II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X and Ichikawa Somegor˘ VIII; the new Somegor˘ played the role of ďboshi Rikiya in "Gion Ichiriki Jaya" [more details].
November 2018: Matsumoto Haku˘ II, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ X and Ichikawa Somegor˘ VIII celebrated their shűmei in Ky˘to at the Minamiza; the new Somegor˘ played the roles of the shishi cub and Minamoto no Yoshitsune in "Renjishi" and "Kanjinch˘" [more details].
Ichikawa Somegor˘ VIII is the young heir of the K˘raiya guild.
The mon of Ichikawa Somegor˘ VIII
The Matsumoto Kintar˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Somegor˘ line of actors
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