FUJIKAWA TOMOKICHI
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Fujikawa Tomokichi I
 

The actor Fujikawa Tomokichi I held this name from the beginning of the An'ei era to the 6th lunar month of 1808.

Fujikawa Tomokichi I playing the role of Umegawa in the drama "Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai" in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Fujikawa Tomokichi II
 

The actor Fujikawa Tomokichi II held this name from the 1st lunar month of 1810 to the 12th lunar month of 1812, a second time from the 11th lunar month of 1813 to the 10th lunar month of 1815, then a third time from the 11th lunar month of 1819 to the 7th lunar month of 1833.

Fujikawa Tomokichi II playing the role of Oteru in the dance "Wake Futatsu Kuruwa no Ch˘ Hanagata", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1814 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Fujikawa Tomokichi III
 

The actor Ogino Senjo held the name of Fujikawa Tomokichi III from the 1st lunar month of 1853 [1] to the 12th lunar month of 1863.

Fujikawa Tomokichi III portraying Zenkichi's wife Oroku in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Fujikawa Tomokichi IV
Fujikawa Tomokichi IV  In Japanese | Fujikawa Kankichi III [2]  In Japanese | Fujikawa Kayű IV  In Japanese | Fujikawa Katsusabur˘ II  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. Son of Fujikawa Tomokichi III, his first stage name was Fujikawa Katsusabur˘ II. He took the name of Fujikawa Kayű IV in the 5th lunar month of 1861 in Edo at the Ichimuraza, performing in the drama "Kutsuwa no Oto Tazuna no Somewake". He took the name of Fujikawa Kankichi III [2] at the beginning of 1868. He finally took the name of Fujikawa Tomokichi IV in the 2nd lunar month of 1871 at the Naka no Shibai, performing in the drama "Keisei Hana no Eawase". He held this prestigious name for a short time as he died the same year. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 7th lunar month of 1871, performing at the Gory˘ no Shibai (miyaji shibai) the roles of Miyuki and the spirit of the doll in the drama "Asagao Nikki" and the dance-drama "Ky˘ Ningy˘". He was quite popular in chűshibai. He did not had any heir.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kayű, Kaya Edoya

Fujikawa Tomokichi IV playing the role of Akoya in the drama "Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1871 in ďsaka at the Gory˘ no Shibai (miyaji shibai)

 

Notes

[1] He took the name of Fujikawa Tomokichi III in the 1st lunar month of 1852, not 1853, according to the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database and the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran". We've decided to stay in line with the data from Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" and keep the 1st lunar month of 1853. No way to countercheck with the 6th volume of "Kabuki Nenpy˘" due to a lack of data. The only solution would be an intensive study of banzuke or hy˘banki but we won't do it.

[2] Fujikawa Kankichi II in the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database.

 
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