|ONOE TATSUNOSUKE I|
Fujima Kan'emon V (Buy˘)
Real name: Fujima Akira
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Existence: 26 October 1946 ~ 28 March 1987
Grandfather: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII
Father: Onoe Sh˘roku II
Son: Onoe Sh˘roku IV
Grandson: Onoe Sakon III
May 1965: shűmei at the Kabukiza for 3 young actors of the Otowaya guild; Onoe Ushinosuke V, Band˘ Kamesabur˘ IV and Onoe Sakon I respectively take the names of Onoe Kikunosuke IV, Band˘ Shinsui VIII, and Onoe Tatsunosuke I. The new Tatsunosuke plays the roles of Soga Gor˘ ("Kotobuki Soga no Taimen") and Matsu-no-Kimi ("Kimi-ga-Yo Sh˘chikubai").
August 1967: tour in Montreal (QuÚbec).
September 1969: tour in the USA.
1975: Fujima Kan'emon IV (Onoe Sh˘roku II) takes the name of Fujima Kansai and Onoe Tatsunosuke I receives as a dance master the name of Fujima Kan'emon V.
January 1979: tour in the Popular Republic of China.
June 1981: Tatsunosuke plays at the National Theatre the role of Danshichi Kurobŕ in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami". His stage partners are Ichikawa Ginnosuke I (Issun Tokubŕ), Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX (Otatsu) and Kawarazaki Gonjűr˘ III (Tsuribune Sabu).
January 1982: revival at the National Theatre of "Z˘hiki", a bombastic play in the aragoto style which belongs to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Tatsunosuke plays the role of Mita's brother Ryű˘maru [casting].
August 1984: second tour in the USA.
January 1985: revival at the National Theatre of the drama "Kan U", which belongs to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Tatsunosuke plays the role of Akushichiby˘e Kagekiyo, later the Chinese general Ch˘ Hi [casting].
Summer 1985: tour in the USA; Tatsunosuke plays the roles of the priest Shinsai, the thief and Hirai Yasumasa in "Shibaraku", "Tachi Nusubito" and "Tsuchi Gumo", which celebrate the shűmei in the USA of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XII [more details].
February 1986: Tatsunosuke suddenly falls ill and has to rest for a while.
28 March 1987: Tatsunosuke dies in T˘ky˘.
Onoe Tatsunosuke I was a promising tachiyaku actor, who could have been the worthy heir of his father Onoe Sh˘roku II but he was unfortunately cut down too early. His most notable performances include Benkei ("Kanjinch˘"), Ranpei ("Ranpei Monogurui"), Kumedera Danj˘ ("Kenuki"), Ume˘maru ("Kurumabiki") and Soga Gor˘ ("Soga no Taimen"). He posthumously received the name of Onoe Sh˘roku III in 2002.
The Onoe Tatsunosuke line of actors
The Onoe Sh˘roku line of actors
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