|ICHIKAWA DANZABURď V|
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Poetry name: Shik˘
Existence: ??? ~ 24th of the 10th lunar month of 1843 
Father: Ichikawa Jűtar˘ I
Adoptive father: Ichikawa Danz˘ V
11th lunar month of 1811: son of the minor actor Ichikawa Jűtar˘ I, he started his career in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai, where he received the name of Ichikawa Zentar˘ and performed as an iroko.
11th lunar month of 1828: he took the name of Ichikawa Jűtar˘ II at the Kitagawa no Shibai.
9th lunar month of 1832: Danzabur˘ played at the Kado no Shibai the roles of Yurugi Umanosuke and Kazuenosuke in the dramas "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna" and "Hachijin Shugo no Honj˘"; his adoptive father played the roles of Umanosuke's father Yurugi Saemon and the umakata Hachiz˘ in the former drama and the role of Kazuenosuke's father Kiyomasa in the latter drama.
1st lunar month of 1833: Danzabur˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. He went with his adoptive father to Edo to perform at the Ichimuraza.
11th lunar month of 1835: Danzabur˘ played at the Moritaza the roles of Kat˘ Kazumanosuke and Shibata Hitachinosuke in the drama "Hanayagura Kabuki no Jintori", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Kuz˘ II.
9th lunar month of 1837: Danzabur˘ played at the Ichimuraza the roles of Ishid˘ Umanoj˘, Hayano Kanpei (in "Uramon"; the role of Okaru was played by Onoe Eizabur˘ III) and Senzaki Yagor˘ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura". He also played the role of Tsuchiya Jiemon in "Keisei Koi no Hikyaku". These dramas were staged as onagori ky˘gen for his adoptive father Ichikawa Danz˘ V.
1837 ~ 1839: Danzabur˘ most likely went on tour with his adoptive father in the Western provinces.
10th lunar month of 1842: opening ceremony for the new Nakamuraza; Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XII produced the drama "Kinryűzan Chikai no Ishizue" with the actors Iwai Tojaku, Sawamura Tossh˘ II, Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, Onoe Eizabur˘ III, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV, Osagawa Tsuneyo IV, Arashi Izabur˘ II and Danzabur˘.
1st lunar month of 1843: premiere at the Ichimuraza of the dance "Kashiragaki Ise Monogatari" (commonly called "Noriaibune"), which was staged within the new year drama "Kioi Uta Soga no Hanadashi"; Danzabur˘ was one of the seven dancers [more details].
24th of the 10th lunar month of 1843 : Danzabur˘ died in Edo.
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V was promising tachiyaku actor, who could have been the sixth actor to hold the name of Ichikawa Danz˘. He unfortunately died too young.
 The day of the death of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V was the 24th of the 10th lunar month of the 14th year of the Tenp˘ era, the 15th of December 1843 in the western calendar, according to both the 6th volume of "Kabuki Nenpy˘" and the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran"; in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten", it was recorded as the 8th day of the 3rd lunar month of the 2nd year of the K˘ka era, the 14th of April 1845 in the western calendar.
 In the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran", this actor was recorded as a holder of the name of Ichikawa Shik˘. This was not the case in both Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" and the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database. We've decided to stay in line with the "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V playing the role of Saginuma Tar˘ Noritomo in the dance-drama "Shinobi Yoru Koi no Kusemono", which was staged in the 6th lunar month of 1836 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi)
The Ichikawa Danzabur˘ line of actors
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