Onoe Kikunosuke I

The actor Onoe Eizabur˘ IV held the name of Onoe Kikunosuke I from the 11th lunar month of 1831 to the 12th lunar month of 1845.

The name of Onoe Kikunosuke I in the 1832 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

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Onoe Kikunosuke  In Japanese | Onoe Kumakichi  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. Last son of the star Onoe Kikugor˘ III, his first stage name was Onoe Kumakichi. In the 1st lunar month of 1846, Onoe Eizabur˘ III, Onoe Kikunosuke I and Onoe Kumakichi took the respective names of Onoe Baik˘ IV, Onoe Eizabur˘ IV and Onoe Kikunosuke at the Nakamuraza, performing in the new year sogamono drama "Nazorae Soga ďeyama-iri". Onoe Kikunosuke was never acknowledged as an official member of the line. He made an obscure career in Edo.

Onoe Kikunosuke II

The actor Onoe Kikunosuke II held this name from the 3rd lunar month of 1871 to January 1887, then from January 1891 to June 1897.

Onoe Kikunosuke II playing the role of Nishikawa S˘zabur˘ in the drama "Gojűsan Tsugi ďgi no Shukuzuke", which was staged in February 1897 at the Kabukiza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

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Onoe Kikunosuke  In Japanese | Onoe Tasabur˘  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Onoe Kikujir˘ II, his first stage name was Onoe Tasabur˘. He took the name of Onoe Kikunosuke in Kamigata in 1874. No record afterwards. He was never never acknowledged as an official member of the line.

Onoe Kikunosuke III

The actor Onoe Baik˘ VII held the name of Onoe Kikunosuke III from March 1935 to January 1947.

Onoe Kikunosuke III playing the role of Okayo in the drama "Ninj˘ Banashi Koban Ichiry˘", which was staged in December 1936 at the Kabukiza

Onoe Kikunosuke IV

The actor Onoe Kikugor˘ VII held the name of Onoe Kikunosuke IV from May 1965 to September 1973.

Onoe Kikunosuke V

The actor Onoe Kikunosuke V is the current holder of the name since May 1996.

Onoe Kikunosuke V playing the role of Benten Koz˘ Kikunosuke in the drama "Benten Koz˘" (illustration courtesy of RANCHUROW (2010) all rights reserved)

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