ARASHI RAISHI
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Arashi Raishi I
 

The actor Arashi Raishi I held this name from 11th lunar month of 1797 to the 5th lunar month of 1803.

The actors Arashi Raishi I (left) and Fujikawa Tomokichi I (right) playing the roles of Fujiya Izaemon and the second Yűgiri in the drama "Keisei Gaishi Nandokoro", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1797 at the Minamigawa no Shibai

Arashi Raishi II
 

The actor Arashi Raishi II held this name from the 2nd lunar month of 1823 to 1833.

Arashi Koroku IV (bottom/left) and Arashi Raishi II (top/right) playing the roles of Oyone and Heisaku in the drama "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1826 at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Gigad˘ Ashiyuki)

Arashi Raishi III
Arashi Raishi III  In Japanese | Arashi Sanshi  In Japanese | Ichikawa Sanjűr˘  In Japanese | Arashi Sankichi  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Arashi Sangor˘ III, he received the name of Arashi Sankichi and made his debut on stage in the 11th lunar month of 1800 in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai. He became disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII around 1825 and received the name of Ichikawa Sanjűr˘. He joined back his father and took the name of Arashi Sanshi in the 11th lunar month of 1831 in ďsaka at the Takeda no Shibai. He took the name of Arashi Raishi III in the 11th lunar month of 1839. He was recorded in the 1840 Ky˘to hy˘banki as being a travelling actor (tabi shibai). No record afterwards.

The name of Arashi Raishi III in the 1840 Ky˘to hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Arashi Raishi IV
 

The actor Matsumoto Kinsh˘ II held the name of Arashi Raishi IV from the 11th lunar month of 1862 to 1865.

The name of Arashi Raishi IV in the 1863 ďsaka hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Arashi Raishi 4.5
Arashi Raishi  In Japanese | Arashi Mitsushir˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Arashi Sank˘ II, his first stage name was Arashi Mitsushir˘. He took the name of Arashi Raishi around 1874 but was never acknowledged as a regular holder of the name. He was most likely active up to the end of the 1880s.

 
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