|Iwai Kiyotar˘ I
Iwai Kiyotar˘ I | Kikukawa Kiyotar˘ II | Iwai Jinnosuke
Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Iwai Hanshir˘ III, his first stage name was Iwai Jinnosuke. He became wakaonnagata in Ky˘to around 1737. He took the name of Kikukawa Kiyotar˘ II in 1740. He quarreled with the Kikukawa clan and left it in 1743 to go back to the Iwai clan. He took the name of Iwai Kiyotar˘ I around that time and went to Edo in Fall 1743. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1743 at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Ishizue Taiheiki". He was active in Edo up to 1751. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1751 at the Moritaza the role of Makomo-no-Mae in Tsuuchi Jihŕ II's kaomise drama "Aizuchi Jűnidan", which celebrated the shűmei of Morita Kan'ya VI. This was his last-recorded stage performance. We don't know what happened to him afterwards. He was ranked j˘-j˘ in the 1st lunar month of 1752 Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section.
|Iwai Kiyotar˘ II
|Iwai Kiyotar˘ III
|Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV
Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV | Ichikawa Tsunejűr˘ | Ichikawa Waniz˘
Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career in Edo at the beginning of the 1800s, performing under the stage name of Ichikawa Waniz˘. He took the name of Ichikawa Tsunejűr˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1811 at the Ichimuraza, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Itsukushima Yuki no Mitegura" which celebrated the shűmei of Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IV . He became a disciple of Iwai Hanshir˘ V in 1820 and took the name of Iwai Kiyotar˘ IV in the 11th lunar month of 1820 at the Kawarasakiza. This katakiyaku actor was active in Edo up to 1828. Nothing else was recorded about him afterwards.
|Iwai Kiyotar˘ V
Iwai Kiyotar˘ V
Dates of birth and death unknown. Unknown relationship to the Iwai clan. Unknown previous stage name. Was he a disciple of Iwai Hanshir˘ VIII? His name was recorded in a list of dead actors in 1878.
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