|ICHIKAWA SHINNOSUKE VIII|
Real name: Horikoshi Kangen
Birthday: 22 March 2013
Great-great-grandfather: Matsumoto Kôshirô VII
Great-grandfather: Ichikawa Danjûrô XI
Grandfather: Ichikawa Danjûrô XII
Father: Ichikawa Danjûrô XIII
3 February 2013: his grandfather Ichikawa Danjûrô XII died.
22 March 2013: Kangen was born in Tôkyô.
November 2015: he made his first appearance on stage (omemie) at the Kabukiza, in the dance-drama "Edo no Hana Narita no Omokage". This dance-drama was staged in the usual November kaomise program, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the passing away of Kangen's great-grandfather Ichikawa Danjûrô XI, who passed away the 10th of September 1965. Unfortunately this could not be a Naritaya 3-generation event as Kangen's grandfather Ichikawa Danjûrô XII passed away the 3rd of February 2013. It was the same for both Ichikawa Danjûrô XII and Ichikawa Ebizô XI, who made their omemie after the passing-away of their grandfather.
22nd of June 2017: his mother Kobayashi Mao died.
November 2022: his father Ichikawa Ebizô XI took the name of Ichikawa Danjûrô XIII at the Kabukiza; the young heir of the Naritaya guild made his hatsubutai and received the name of Ichikawa Shinnosuke VIII, playing the roles of the uirô-seller (in reality Soga Gorô Tokimune) and Fukuyama Katsugi in "Uirô Uri" and "Sukeroku" [more details].
December 2022: his father Ichikawa Danjûrô XIII celebrated his second month of shûmei at the Kabukiza and second month of hatsubutai for Shinnosuke; he played the role of Kumedera Danjô in "Kenuki" [more details].
Ichikawa Shinnosuke VIII is the young heir of the Naritaya guild. He was expected to take the name of Ichikawa Shinnosuke VIII in June 2020 but the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Ichikawa Shinnosuke line of actors
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