ARASHI YOSHISABURď VI

Stage names:

Arashi Yoshisabur˘ VI In Japanese
Arashi Yoshio In Japanese
Arashi Ichitar˘ IV In Japanese

Real name: Terada Toshiaki

Guild: Teshimaya

Line number: ROKUDAIME (VI)

Poetry name: Kitsuj˘

Existence: 22 August 1935 ~ 22 August 1996

Connection:

Grandfather: Arashi Yoshisabur˘ IV

Father: Arashi Yoshisabur˘ V

Father-in-law: Kawarazaki Kunitar˘ V

Brother: Arashi Keishi

Sons: Kawarazaki Kunitar˘ VI, Arashi Yoshisabur˘ VII

Career:

November 1939: first stage appearance, at the Asakusa Kokusai Gekij˘, where he receives the name of Arashi Ichitar˘ IV and plays the role of the bonze Otob˘ in the drama "Osowareta Machi".

March 1951: Ichitar˘ joins the Zenshinza troupe.

June 1955: Arashi Ichitar˘ IV takes the name of Arashi Yoshio at the ďsaka Kabukiza (ďsaka), playing the roles of ďishi Chikara, a machi musume and the courtesan Ofusa in "Jitsuroku Chűshingura", "Osome no Nanayaku" and "Godairiki Koi no Fűjime".

December 1957: Yoshio becomes an official member of the Zenshinza troupe.

14 November 1977: his father Arashi Yoshisabur˘ V dies.

December 1978: Arashi Yoshio takes the name of Arashi Yoshisabur˘ VI at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘, playing the roles of Nakayama Kichisabur˘, Okame and Yagor˘ in "Mai˘gi Boj˘" and "Ehon Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji" (2 roles).

22 August 1996: Yoshisabur˘ dies.

Comments:

Arashi Yoshisabur˘ VI was a talented onnagata and nimaime actor belonging to the second generations of actors who built the Zenshinza troupe.

Arashi Yoshisabur˘ VI's atariyaku: Princess Taema ("Narukami"), Chidori ("Shunkan"), Okichi/Kasane ("Gedatsu no Kinu Momiji Kasane"), the koshimoto Makiginu ("Kenuki"), Togashi/Yoshitsune ("Kanjinch˘") and Tokusabur˘ ("T˘nasuya").

Arashi Yoshisabur˘ VI (right) playing the role of Kasane in the drama "Gedatsu no Koromo Momiji Kasane"

The Arashi Yoshisabur˘ line of actors

 
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