The mon of the Itô Kodayű line of actors


Attention: the "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" considered that Itô Kodayű I and Itô Kodayű II are in fact the same person. The "New Kabuki Encyclopedia" considered that four actors held the name of Itô Kodayű.


Itô Kodayű I

The founder of the line Itô Kodayű I was active in the 1650s and the 1660s.

Itô Kodayű I as depicted in an illustration from the book "Yaro Daibutsushi" (1668)

Itô Kodayű II

The actor Itô Kodayű II held this name from the beginning of the Enpô era to the beginning of the Genroku era.

Itô Kodayű II

Itô Kodayű III

This disciple of Itô Kodayű II was active in Edo or in Kamigata from 1692 to 1701.

Itô Kodayű III (1693)

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