The yag˘ Otowaya was created by the star Onoe Kikugor˘ I. It was the name of the Ky˘to shibai jaya, where his father Otowaya Hanbei worked as a dekata. The word Otowa could come from a famous mount near Ky˘to.

Otowaya is the guild name of the following contemporary actors:


Band˘ Hikosabur˘

Band˘ Kamesabur˘

Band˘ Kamez˘

Band˘ Rakuzen

Onoe Kikugor˘

Onoe Kikunosuke

Onoe Sh˘roku

Onoe Maholo

Onoe Matsuya

Onoe Sakon

Onoe Ukon

Onoe Ushinosuke

Actors in the past who belonged to the Otowaya guild

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