FUJIKAWA YANOSUKE

Stage names:

Fujikawa Yanosuke
Fujikawa Hachitar˘ I

Pen name:

ďzakaya Happo

Real name: Imamura Tamiji

Guild: ďzakaya

Birthday: 30 January 1951

Connections:

Grandfather: Fujikawa Buzaemon IV

Son: Fujikawa Hachitar˘ II

Career:

December 1955: he makes his first appearance on stage, at the Haiyűza Gekij˘, where he plays a koyaku role in the drama "Hanazakari".

January 1958: he receives the name of Fujikawa Hachitar˘ I at the Misonoza (Nagoya), playing the role of Matahachi in the drama "Megumi no Kenka".

August 1972: Hachitar˘ joins the Zenshinza troupe.

August 1976: Hachitar˘ becomes an official member of the Zenshinza troupe.

December 1980: Fujikawa Hachitar˘ I takes the name of Fujikawa Yanosuke at the Kabukiza, performing in "Yuki Matsuri Gonin Sanbas˘", "T˘yama Zakura Edo no Shiranami" and "Ohama Goten".

May 2000: Yanosuke plays the role of Sasano Sangobei in Namiki Gohei I's drama "Godairiki Koi no Fűjime", which is performed at the National Theatre to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of Kawarazaki Kunitar˘ V. His stage partners are Arashi Keishi (Satsuma Gengobŕ) and Kawarazaki Kunitar˘ VI (Sakuraya Koman).

Comments:

Fujikawa Yanosuke is a talented tachiyaku and katakiyaku actor. He is one of the leading actors of the third generation of the Zenshinza troupe and an outstanding dancer.

Fujikawa Yanosuke's best roles: Yoemon ("Gedatsu no Kinu Momiji Kasane"), Seikichi ("Gojű no T˘"), Tar˘kaja ("Su˘ Otoshi") and Benkei ("Ushiwakamaru").

He also writes scripts, under the pen name of ďzakaya Happo.

 
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