|ICHIKAWA ARAJIRď I|
Real name: Nakamura Arajir˘
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Baiky˘
Existence: 2nd day of the 7th lunar month of 1850 : ~ 2 August 1907
Master: Ichikawa Kodanji IV
Son: Ichikawa Arajir˘ II
Grandson: Ichikawa Arajir˘ III
Disciple of Ichikawa Kodanji IV, his first stage name was Ichikawa Akago. He took the name of Ichikawa Fukuz˘ I around 1856.
Around 1870: he became Nakamura Kan˘.
June 1871: he took the name of Nakamura Arajir˘ (his real name).
Around March 1889: he took the name of Ichikawa Arajir˘ I.
Fall 1893: Arajir˘ went on tour in Niigata, Nagoya, ďsaka and Toyohashi with his brother Ichikawa Sadanji I.
31 August 1896: his brother Nakamura Jusabur˘ III died.
August 1897: Arajir˘ played at the Engiza the role of the warrior Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane in the classic "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki".
7 August 1904: his brother Ichikawa Sadanji I died.
July 1905: Arajir˘ played at the Meijiza the role of Tsuribune Sabu in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; the roles of Danshichi Kurobŕ and Issun Tokubŕ were played by Ichikawa Ensh˘ II and Ichikawa Kodanji V.
November 1906: Arajir˘ appeared on stage for the last time, in T˘ky˘ at the Shintomiza, where he performed in the drama "Suikoden Yuki no Danmari".
2 August 1907: Arajir˘ died.
Ichikawa Arajir˘ I was a tachiyaku actor, who was active from the first half of the 1850s to the second half of the 1900s. He was a physically imposing actor, built for sum˘tori roles, with a gentle personality. He often performed as a wakiyaku for his brother Ichikawa Sadanji I.
 The 2nd day of the 7th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Kaei era was the 9th of August 1850 in the western calendar.
 The 8th day of the 5th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Kei˘ era was the 20th of June 1866 in the western calendar.
The Ichikawa Arajir˘ line of actors
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