Arashi Kanshirô I

The actor Arashi Kanshirô I held this name from before 1700 to the 8th lunar month of 1739.

Arashi Kanshirô I playing the role of Asai Ôkura in the kaomise drama "Fukakusa-no-In Sannô no Maki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1737 at the Naka no Shibai

Arashi Kanshirô II
Arashi Kanshirô II  In Japanese | Arashi Kokuseki  In Japanese

Born in 1719. Son of Arashi Kanshirô I and grandson of Arashi San'emon II, his first stage name was Arashi Kokuseki. He started his career in Ôsaka in the 1st lunar month of 1728, performing as a wakashugata. He became zamoto in the 11th lunar month of 1731, producing at the Kado no Shibai the kaomise drama "Aioi Kikenjô". It was said that he took the name of Arashi Kanshirô II during the Hôreki era but he did not achieve any fame for himself on the Kamigata stages. Date of death unknown.

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