ARASHI YOSHISABURď IV

Stage names:

Arashi Yoshisabur˘ IV In Japanese
Arashi Ichitar˘ II In Japanese

Real name: Terada Ichitar˘

Guild: Teshimaya

Line number: YODAIME (IV)

Poetry name: Kitsuj˘

Existence: 25th day of the 4th lunar month of 1872 ~ 11 October 1912

Connections:

Father: Arashi Rikaku II's adopted son Arashi Jűbŕ

Son: Arashi Yoshisabur˘ V

Grandsons: Arashi Yoshisabur˘ VI, Arashi Keishi

Great-grandsons: Kawarazaki Kunitar˘ VI, Arashi Yoshisabur˘ VII

Career:

1872: born in ďsaka in the district of Kasaya.

1879: he makes his first appearance on stage in ďsaka; he receives the name of Arashi Ichitar˘ II.

January 1893: Arashi Ichitar˘ II takes the name of Arashi Yoshisabur˘ IV.

February 1894: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Shinmoriza (Nagoya) the role of Fujiya Izaemon in the drama "Kuruwa Bunsh˘".

February 1901: Yoshisabur˘ plays in Ky˘to the role of Hiranoya Tokubŕ in the drama "Sonezaki Shinjű".

March 1903: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Matsushima Yachiyoza (ďsaka)the role of Sodehagi in the drama "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara".

March 1904: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Bentenza (ďsaka) the role of Sagami Gor˘ in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

Spring 1904: Yoshisabur˘ settles in T˘ky˘.

October 1905: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Yoshitsune in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

March 1906: Tsubouchi Sh˘y˘'s drama "Hototogisu Koj˘ no Rakugetsu" is produced for the first time in T˘ky˘, at the T˘ky˘za; Yoshisabur˘ plays the role of Aeba no Tsubone [casting].

1907: Yoshisabur˘ joins the troupe performing at the Miyatoza.

February 1907: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the role of Jűjibŕ in the drama "Hikimado".

August 1907: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the roles of En'ya Hangan, Senzaki Yagor˘ and Kobayashi Heihachir˘ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

September 1907: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the role of Danshichi Kurobŕ in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami".

July 1908: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the role of Tazaemon in the drama "Kirare Yosa".

August 1908: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the roles of Ishid˘ Umanoj˘ and Hayano Kanpei in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

February 1909: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the roles of Kajiwara Kagetoki and Hayami no T˘ta in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

March 1909: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the role of Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki in the drama "Kumagai Jin'ya".

April 1909: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the role of Momonoi Wakasanosuke in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

March 1910: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the role of Sasaki Takatsuna in the drama "Kamakura Sandaiki". His stage partners in the roles of Princess Toki and Miuranosuke are Band˘ Shűch˘ III and Ichikawa Kuz˘ IV.

May 1910: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the roles of Omiwa and Soga no Iruka in the "Mikasayama Goten" scene of the drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin".

August 1910: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the roles of En'ya Hangan and Tonase in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

December 1910: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the role of Yoshitsune in the drama "Kumagai Jin'ya".

September 1911: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the roles of Sadakur˘ and Teraoka Heiemon in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

November 1911: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the roles of Hosokawa Katsumoto and Kinugawa Yotar˘ in the drama "Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki".

December 1911: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the roles of Tadanobu and the fox Genkur˘ in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

March 1912: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the role of Tazaemon in the drama "Kirare Yosa".

April 1912: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the roles of Hayano Kanpei, Momonoi Wakasanosuke, Oishi and Kobayashi Heihachir˘ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

July 1912: Yoshisabur˘ plays at the Miyatoza the role of Yokanpei in the drama "Kuzu-no-Ha".

Comments:

Arashi Yoshisabur˘ IV was a tachiyaku, who was trained in Kamigata. He moved to T˘ky˘ and became a mainstay at the Miyatoza, performing in both Kabuki and Shinpa productions. He was able to perform a wide range of roles and enjoyed a certain popularity. He unfortunately died before reaching the peak of his career, at the early age of 40.

Arashi Yoshisabur˘ IV playing the role of Kamiya Jihŕ in the drama "Kawash˘", which was staged in February 1910 at the Miyatoza

The Arashi Yoshisabur˘ line of actors

 
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