ICHIKAWA SUMIZď III

Stage names:

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III In Japanese
Nakayama Tomisabur˘ II In Japanese
Nakayama Kinsha In Japanese
Nakayama Tomisabur˘ II In Japanese
Ichikawa Shinz˘ III In Japanese
Ichikawa Komaz˘ IV In Japanese
Ichikawa Santar˘ In Japanese

Guild: Naritaya, ďmiya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry name: Kinsha

Existence: 1793 ~ 2nd lunar month of 1837

Connections:

Father: Nakayama Tomisabur˘ I

Adoptive father: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V

Master: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V

Career:

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: Tsuruya Nanboku IV'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 Kawarazakiza, playing in the drama "Gozonji Azuma no Kara".

11th lunar month of 1822: Nakayama Tomisabur˘ II takes the name of Nakayama Kinsha at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Kat˘ Saburozaemon in the drama "Gohiiki Tsuwamono no Majiwari".

3rd lunar month of 1823: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Ukiyogara Hiyoku no Inazuma"; Kinsha plays the role of Rokkaku Saky˘noshin [casting].

11th lunar month of 1823: Nakayama Kinsha takes back the name of Nakayama Tomisabur˘ II at the Ichimuraza, playing in the drama "Yama Mata Yama Hana no Yamagatsu".

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 Kawarazakiza, 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".

Comments:

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III was a talented supporting actor, able to play either tachiyaku or katakiyaku roles, equally at home in jidaimono or sewamono dramas. He died before becoming a popular actor.

Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1802

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada

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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