Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ 0.1
Ichikawa Shinjűr˘  In Japanese

A minor Edo tachiyaku actor held the name of Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ between 1718 and 1723, most likely a discipke of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, but he was never acknowledged as an official holder of the name.

The name of Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ in the 1721 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ I
Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ I  In Japanese | Jitsukawa Yaoz˘  In Japanese | Asao Yaoz˘ 0.2 [1]  In Japanese

Born in Kamigata. He started his career around 1820 as a disciple of Asao Yűjir˘ I, who gave him the name of Asao Yaoz˘ [1]. He took the name of Jitsukawa Yaoz˘ in the 1st lunar month of 1833 in ďsaka when his master became Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ I. His master died the 4th day of the 11th lunar month of 1835 and he joined a few years later in 1839 the Ichikawa clan, most likely as a disciple of Ichikawa Sukejur˘, taking the name of Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ I in the 11th lunar month of 1839 at the Kado no Shibai. this minor tachiyaku actor was active in Kamigata up to his death 20 years later, in 1859.

The name of Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ I in the 1859 Kamigata hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ II
Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ II  In Japanese | Ichikawa Fukuen II  In Japanese | Jitsukawa Enji  In Japanese

Born in ďsaka. He started his career at unknown times as a disciple of Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ II, who gave him the name of Jitsukawa Enji. He took the name of Ichikawa Fukuen II in 1866 and performed around that time mostly in miyaji shibai. He settled in T˘ky˘ in 1875 and became a disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX. He took the name of Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ II in November 1875 at the Nakamuraza, performing in the drama "Tama Kushige Hakone no Adauchi". He was active in T˘ky˘ up to 1882. He went on tour during the summer of 1880 and died the 18th of June 1882 in the Echigo province.

Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ III
Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ III  In Japanese | Ichikawa Danshichi III  In Japanese | Ichikawa Fukunosuke I  In Japanese

Born in 1866 in Edo in Asakusa. Disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX, he made his debut on stage (hatsubutai) in July 1874, at the Kawarasakiza, where he received the name of Ichikawa Fukunosuke I and his master celebrated his shűmei. He took the name of Ichikawa Danshichi III in June 1888 at the Shintomiza. He became nadai and celebrated the event in April 1899 at the Kabukiza, where he took the name of Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ III and performed in "Mikasayama Goten" and "Kanjinch˘". In his latter years, he was also a teacher in an actor school in T˘ky˘. He died the 1st of July 1929.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Naritaya Koyama Motonosuke
Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ IV

The actor Ichikawa Shinjűr˘ IV is the current holder of the name since May 2008.



[1] Two actors held the name of Asao Yaoz˘, Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ I and his disciple Jitsukawa Yaoz˘, but it did not constitute an official line of actors.

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