Stage names:

Ichikawa Otora VII In Japanese

Real name: Arakawa Kinsei

Guild: Takinoya

Line number: SHICHIDAIME (VII)

Birthday: 27 December 1995


Great-great-grandfather: Ichikawa Monnosuke VI

Great-grandfather: Ichikawa Sadanji III

Grandfather: Ichikawa Sadanji IV

Father: Ichikawa Omezô VI


May 2003: debut on stage (hatsubutai) at the Kabukiza, where he received the name of Ichikawa Otora VII and played the roles of Chôbê's son Chômatsu and the little apprentice Chômatsu in the dramas "Kiwametsuki Banzuiin Chôbê" and "Kamiyui Shinza".

January 2010: revival at the National Theatre of Namiki Gohei's long-forgotten drama "Keisei Kogane no Shachihoko", which was revised and entitled "Asahi-ni Kagayaku Kin no Shachihoko"; it was staged to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the establishment of the city of Nagoya; Otora played the role of the gejo Ofuku [more details | casting].


Ichikawa Otora VII is the young heir of the Takinoya guild.

The mon of Ichikawa Otora VII

The Ichikawa Otora line of actors

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