ICHIKAWA SUMIZď
   
SEVEN GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Sumiz˘ I
 

Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V never held the name of Ichikawa Sumiz˘ I with the usual ideograms for the first name but he was considered as the first holder of the name. As a child actor, he was named Ichikawa Sumiz˘ I between 1st lunar month of 1770 and the 10th lunar month of 1772 with the following ideograms for the first name:

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ II's Sumiz˘ Standard Sumiz˘
純蔵 寿美蔵

The name of Ichikawa Sumiz˘ I in the 1772 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ II
Ichikawa Sumiz˘ II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, he was listed as a koyaku actor in the 1825 Edo hy˘banki. No record afterwards. Just like his father, the sumi part of his first name was differently written:

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ II's Sumiz˘ Standard Sumiz˘
純蔵 寿美蔵

The name of Ichikawa Sumiz˘ II in the 1825 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III
 

The actor Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III held this name from the 8th lunar month of 1830 to the 2nd lunar month of 1837.

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III (back) and his master Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII (front) at the Kawarazakiza in the 8th lunar month of 1830 (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ IV
 

The actor Ichikawa Raiz˘ V held the name of Ichikawa Sumiz˘ IV from the 2nd lunar month of 1858 to the 12th lunar month of 1858.

The name of Ichikawa Sumiz˘ IV in the 1859 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ V
  The actor Ichikawa Sumiz˘ V held this name from November 1878 to May 1906.

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ V playing the role of Benkei in the dance-drama "Kanjinch˘"

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VI
 

The actor Ichikawa Jukai III held the name of Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VI from March 1907 to January 1949.

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VI playing the role of Jűbŕ in the drama "Numazu", which was staged in September 1941 at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VII
 

The actor Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VII held this name from February 1949 to March 1985.

The mon of Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VII

 
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