Fujikawa Buzaemon I

The actor Fujikawa Buzaemon I held this name from the 1670s (?) to the 3rd lunar month of 1729.

Fujikawa Buzaemon I playing the role of Jibuemon in the kaomise drama "Genj˘raku Biwa no ďumi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1717 in Ky˘to

Fujikawa Buzaemon II
Fujikawa Buzaemon II  In Japanese | Kameya Nakaz˘  In Japanese | Fujikawa Hanzabur˘ IV  In Japanese | Kameya Nakaz˘  In Japanese | Asao Nakaz˘   In Japanese | Kameya Nakaz˘  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. His first stage name was Kameya Nakaz˘, when he performed in Ky˘to in kodomo shibai. He became disciple of Asao Tamejűr˘ I and changed his name to Asao Nakaz˘ I. He took back the name of Kameya Nakaz˘ in the 7th lunar month of 1787 in ďsaka. He finally became a disciple of Fujikawa Tomokichi I in Fall 1791 and took the name of Fujikawa Hanzabur˘ IV at the Naka no Shibai in the 11th lunar month of 1791, playing the role of Yakushiji Jirozaemon in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura". He took back the name of Kameya Nakaz˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1797 in ďsaka at the Kita-Shinchi no Shibai. He finally took the name of Fujikawa Buzaemon II at the Kado no Shibai in the 9th lunar month of 1799, playing the role of Furuta Oribe in the drama "Karanishiki Akiba Monogatari", which was produced by Fujikawa Katsujir˘. He went to Edo in Fall 1800 and played at the Ichimuraza in Nagawa Shimesuke I's kaomise drama "Oishigeru Nami no Une Une". He stayed in Edo up to 1804. He went back to Kamigata, where he most likely died before 1811. He was a supporting katakiyaku/jitsuaku actor, endowed with a good voice and a nice stage presence.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Sakoku, Heiky˘ Kameya

Fujikawa Buzaemon II (1799~1801)

Fujikawa Buzaemon III

A minor actor held the name of Fujikawa Buzaemon III in Kamigata during the Bunsei era [1].

Fujikawa Buzaemon IV
Fujikawa Buzaemon IV  In Japanese | Fujikawa Hachiz˘ V [2]  In Japanese | Tachibana Kosabur˘  In Japanese | Ichikawa Kosabur˘  In Japanese

Born the 4th of September 1906. Disciple of Ichikawa Danshir˘ II, he made his debut on stage in March 1921, in T˘ky˘ at the Shintomiza, where he received the name of Ichikawa Kosabur˘. He took the name of Tachibana Kosabur˘ in 1928 and joined the Zenshinza in 1932. He revived the Fujikawa clan in May 1958, when he took the name of Fujikawa Hachiz˘ V [2]. He finally took the name of Fujikawa Buzaemon IV in 1973 but he unfortunately died the following year, the 5th of January 1974. He was the grandfather of the current Zenshinza star Fujikawa Yanosuke. He was a supporting tachiyaku/katakiyaku actor.

Honmy˘ Yag˘
Imamura Toshiteru ďzakaya



[1] ... but no recording in any banzuke or hy˘banki!

[2] This actor considered himself as being the 7th Fujikawa Hachiz˘, not the 5th.

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