ICHIKAWA ARAGORď III

Stage names:

Ichikawa Aragor˘ III In Japanese
Ichikawa Danjir˘ II In Japanese

Real name: Ichikawa Aragor˘

Guild: Mikawaya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Poetry name: Dansh˘

Existence: 1833 ~ 24 February 1906

Connections:

Master: Ichikawa Danz˘ V

Son: Ichikawa Aragor˘ IV

Grandsons: Ichikawa Aratar˘ II, Ichikawa Aratar˘ III

Career:

1833: born in ďsaka. His father was an inn owner named Debaya Iwamatsu.

1840: he started his career as a disciple of Ichikawa Danz˘ V, who gave him the name of Ichikawa Danjir˘ II.

1840s ~ 1860s: Danjir˘ performed in miyaji shibai. He stopped acting after the death of his master the 6th day of the 6th lunar month of 1845 [1]. He received the patronage of the wife of the owner of the Chikugo no Shibai and was back to the Kabuki world and took the name of Ichikawa Aragor˘ III in ďsaka around 1866.

2nd lunar month of 1867: Aragor˘ went to Edo and he performed at the Nakamuraza in the new year drama "Gohiiki Soga Ichiza no Sakigake".

8th lunar month of 1872: Aragor˘ played at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of T˘ma Sabur˘emon in the drama "Katakiuchi Tengajaya-mura".

January 1880: Aragor˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of the old boatman Gonshir˘ in the drama "Hirakana Seisuiki".

October 1881: premiere at the Ebisuza of Katsu Genz˘ III's drama "Ogasawara Shorei no Oku no Te"; Aragor˘ played the role of Inugami Hy˘bu [casting].

November 1882: Aragor˘ played at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of the ferryman Tonbŕ in "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi".

May 1883: Aragor˘ played at the Ebisuza (ďsaka) the role of Senoo Tar˘ in the drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima"; the roles of Shunkan, Tanzaemon, Naritsune and Chidori were played by Jitsukawa Enjaku I, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ III, Arashi Rish˘ II and Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV.

May 1884: Aragor˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the roles of Haji no Hy˘e, Shiratayű and Shund˘ Genba in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".

July 1884: Aragor˘ played at the Fukuiza (ďsaka) the role of Tsuribune Sabu in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; the roles of Danshichi Kurobŕ, Issun Tokubŕ and Mikawaya Giheiji were played by Arashi Rikan IV, Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV and Band˘ Tar˘.

October 1884: Aragor˘ played at the Ebisuza (ďsaka) the role of T˘ma Sabur˘emon in the drama "Tengajaya-mura"; his stage partners were Arashi Rikan IV (Motoemon), Nakamura Ganjir˘ I (Genjir˘), Jitsukawa Enjaku I (Yasuke, K˘emon) and Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV (Iori).

January 1885: Aragor˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the roles of K˘ no Moron˘, Kakogawa Honz˘ and Ichimonjiya Saibŕ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

December 1888: Aragor˘ played at the Asahiza the roles of K˘ no Moron˘ and Kakogawa Honz˘ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

February 1889: Aragor˘ played at the Asahiza the role of Washizuka Kint˘ji in the drama "Tamamo-no-Mae Asahi no Tamoto".

November 1890 [2]: Aragor˘ played at the Bentenza the roles of K˘ no Moron˘ and Yakushiji Jirozaemon in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". He also performed in "Ima Mukashi Aiyado Banashi" and played the role of the ferryman Tonbŕ in "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi".

24 February 1906: Aragor˘ died.

Comments:

Ichikawa Aragor˘ III was a Kamigata katakiyaku actor, who was active from the beginning of the 1840s to the second half of the 1900s. He excelled in roles like Tatara Shind˘zaemon in "Imorizake", the ferryman Tonbŕ in "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi" or Ikuta Denpachir˘ in "S˘zenji Baba no Adauchi".

[1] The 6th day of the 6th lunar month of the 2nd year of the K˘ka era was the 10th of July 1845 in the western calendar.

[2] Ichikawa Aragor˘ III was the zagashira of the troupe performing at the Bentenza.

Ichikawa Aragor˘ III

The Ichikawa Aragor˘ line of actors

 
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