|ICHIKAWA SUMIZď III|
Guild: Naritaya, ďmiya
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Kinsha
Existence: 1793 ~ 2nd lunar month of 1837
Father: Nakayama Tomisabur˘ I
Adoptive father: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V
Master: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V
1797: he makes his first appearance on stage, receiving the name of Ichikawa Santar˘.
1801: Santar˘ is adopted by Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V.
11th lunar month of 1801: great shűmei at the Ichimuraza for the K˘raiya guild; Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV, his son Ichikawa Komaz˘ III and Ichikawa Santar˘ respectively take the names of Omegawa Ky˘jűr˘, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V and Ichikawa Komaz˘ IV. They play together in the kaomise drama "Otoko Narikeri Onna Masakado".
1810: quarrel with Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V; Ichikawa Komaz˘ IV leaves the Matsumoto clan and takes the name of Ichikawa Shinz˘ III.
3rd lunar month of 1814: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Sumidagawa Hana no Goshozome", commonly called "Onna Seigen"; Shinz˘ plays the role of Arakawa Kijir˘ [more details].
9th lunar month of 1819: his father Nakayama Tomisabur˘ I dies.
Fall 1820 ~ Summer 1822: tour in Nagoya and first long stay in ďsaka.
6th lunar month of 1821: Katsu Hy˘z˘ I's drama "Kachi Zum˘ Ukina no Hanabure", commonly called "Shirafuji Genta", is revived for the first time, 11 years and 3 months after its premiere in Edo, in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai; Shinz˘ plays the role of Tsugawa Katsujir˘ [casting].
9th lunar month of 1822: Shinz˘ goes back to Edo and takes the name of Nakayama Tomisabur˘ II at the Kawarasakiza, playing in the drama "Gozonji Azuma no Kara".
11th lunar month of 1823: Nakayama Kinsha takes back the name of Nakayama Tomisabur˘ II at the Ichimuraza, playing in the kaomise drama "Yama Mata Yama Hana no Yamagatsu", which celebrates the shűmei of Osagawa Tsuneyo IV and Yamashina Jinkichi IV.
1829 ~ Summer 1830: second stay in ďsaka.
8th lunar month of 1830: Tomisabur˘ goes back to Edo; he becomes disciple of the actor Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V and takes the name of Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III at the Kawarasakiza, playing the roles of Hayagawa Takakage and Sasaki Samanosuke in the drama "Ichikawa Yamasago no Gohiiki".
4th lunar month of 1836: premiere at the Moritaza of the drama "Hakkenden Uwasa no Takadono"; Sumiz˘ plays the roles of Yamashita Sakuzaemon Sadakane, Yokobori Arimura, ďnuma hachir˘, Hikiroku, Inukawa S˘suke, Akaiwa Ikkaku, Inugawa S˘suke, Ikkaku's wife Funamushi and the monk Kokuunb˘ [casting].
9th lunar month of 1836: Sumiz˘ appears on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of Kame˘maru in the drama "Hime Komatsu Ne-no-Hi no Asobi".
Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III
The Ichikawa Komaz˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Shinz˘ line of actors
The Nakayama Tomisabur˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Sumiz˘ line of actors
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