|ARASHI RIKď I|
Guilds: Fushimiya, Tomitaya, Hamamuraya
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry names: Gyokusen, Raiz˘, Kijaku
Existence: 1784 ~ 26th day of the 9th lunar month of 1839 
Grandfather: Segawa Kikusabur˘ I
Father: Segawa Raiz˘
Father-in-law (and adopted father): Segawa Kikunoj˘ III
Master: Arashi Kichisabur˘ II
Son: Segawa Kikunoj˘ V
Grandson: Nakamura Daikichi III
1790: son of Segawa Raiz˘ and grandson of Segawa Kikusabur˘ I, he made his debut in ďsaka, where he performed under the name of Segawa Kikusabur˘ II.
1795 ~ 1797: he settled in Edo and was adopted by Segawa Kikunoj˘ III.
2nd lunar month of 1800: Namiki Gohei's drama "Gosan no Kiri" was staged for the first time in Edo, at the Ichimuraza in a somewhat different version titled "Sanmon Gosan no Kiri" instead of "Kinmon Gosan no Kiri"; Kikusabur˘ played the role of the courtesan Hanatachibana [casting].
8th lunar month of 1801: first grand shűmei for the Hamamuraya guild, at the Ichimuraza; Segawa Kikunoj˘ III, Segawa Kikunosuke, Segawa Kikusabur˘ II and Segawa Matsunosuke respectively took the names of Segawa Rok˘ III, Segawa Michinosuke I, Segawa Michisabur˘ I and Segawa Hamajir˘. They play together in the drama "D˘jima Tamino no Tsumikomi".
1st lunar month of 1808: he took the name of Takinaka Utagawa.
11th lunar month of 1808: Takinaka Utagawa took the name of Nakamura Rik˘ II at the Ichimuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Irosoyuru Nidai Genji", which welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Sawamura Tanosuke II.
6th lunar month of 1821: Katsu Hy˘z˘ I's drama "Kachi Zum˘ Ukina no Hanabure", commonly called "Shirafuji Genta", was revived for the first time, 11 years and 3 months after its premiere in Edo, in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai; Rik˘ played the role of Osawa's sister Otomi [casting].
1st lunar month of 1836: Rik˘ settled in Edo and performed at the Nakamuraza in the new year drama "Waka Ebisu Soga no Minato"; he quickly went back to ďsaka.
10th lunar month of 1836: Rik˘ played in ďsaka at the Kita no Shinchi Shibai in "Mai ďgi" and "Gosho Zakura Horikawa no Youchi".
26th day of the 9th lunar month of 1839 : Rik˘ died in ďsaka.
Arashi Rik˘ I was a talented and popular onnagata actor. Born in Kamigata, trained in Edo, he finally achieved fame for himself in Kamigata, where he reached the prestigious j˘-j˘-kichi in 1830 and held this rank for 10 years. He excelled in okugata and nakai roles. He was an outstanding fukeoyama in his latter years.
 The 26th day of the 9th lunar month of the 10th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 1st of November 1839 in the western calendar.
Arashi Rik˘ I playing the role of Iwakiya Omitsu in the drama "Keisei Chigo-ga-Fuchi", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1833 at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Kunihiro)
The Segawa Kikusabur˘ line of actors
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