ICHIKAWA EBIZď II

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II playing the role of Kamakura Gongor˘ Kagemasa ("Shibaraku") in the kaomise drama "Banmin Daifukuch˘", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1714 at the Nakamuraza

The actors Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II (top/1st from left), Hayakawa Dengor˘ (top/2nd from right), Sodeoka Sh˘tar˘ (top/1st from right), Mizuki Kikusabur˘ (bottom/1st from left), Asao Jűjir˘ I (bottom/2nd from left) and Imamura Motojűr˘ (top/1st from right) playing the roles of Shinozuka Gor˘, Kageyu Saemon, Wakiya Yoshisuke, K˘t˘-no-Naishi, Kikusui and Nitta Yoshisada in Murase Genzabur˘'s kaomise drama "H˘n˘ Taiheiki", which was staged in Edo at the Moritaza in the 11th lunar month of 1717

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II playing the role of a uir˘-seller ("Uir˘ Uri") in the new year sogamono drama "Wakamidori Ikioi Soga", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1718 at the Moritaza

The actors Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, Arashi Wakano I (the wakaonnagata holding a lantern) and ďtani Hiroji I (the actor with the sideboards) in a print made by Torii Kiyonobu I in 1723

The Actors Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II (top/right) and Sodesaki Iseno I (bottom/left)
Artist: Torii Kiyomasu II
Date: 1722ľ1732
The Art Institute of Chicago (print in the public domain)

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II (left) and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I (right) playing the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari in the new year sogamono drama "Yuzuriha Gongen Soga", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1727 at the Nakamuraza

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II playing the role of Kaminari Sh˘kur˘ in the drama "Meigetsu Gonin Otoko" ('Five men under the August moon'), which was staged in Fall 1730 at the Nakamuraza [more details]

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II playing the role of Fuwa Banzaemon "Keisei Fukubiki Nagoya" ('The Courtesan, the Tombola Drawing and Nagoya (Sanza)'), which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1731 at the Nakamuraza [more details]

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II (top/right) and Ichikawa Masugor˘ (bottom/left) playing the roles of Kagekiyo and Princess Hitomaru in the drama "ďich˘ Sakae Kagekiyo", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1732 at the Nakamuraza

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II (top/right) and Ichikawa Masugor˘ (bottom/left) playing the roles of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and a kamuro in the new year sogamono drama "Hanabusa Funjin Soga", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1733 at the Nakamuraza

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II playing the role of Oni˘ Shinzaemon in the new year sogamono drama "Furiwakegami Hatsugai Soga", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1735 at the Ichimuraza

The Actors Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II as Oni˘ Shinzaemon and Ichikawa Masugor˘ as Soga no Gor˘ in the play ôFuriwakegami Hatsugai Soga,ö performed at the Ichimura Theater in the first month, 1735
Artist: Torii Kiyonobu II
Date: 1735
The Art Institute of Chicago (print in the public domain)

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II performing in duo with the onnagata actor Somekawa Kozarashi in a print made by Torii Kiyoshige (1725~1735)

Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II playing the role of Shinozuka Gor˘ in a print made by Okumura Masanobu in 1736

Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV (top/left) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II (bottom/right) performing in the drama "T˘kaid˘ Yukumi Guruma", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1736 at the Ichimuraza

ďtani Hiroemon II (left), ďtani Oniji I (center) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II (right) playing the roles of the nyűd˘ It˘, Oniwakamaru and Benshin in the kaomise drama "Suehiro Izu Nikki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1745 at the Nakamuraza

Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II (1st from left), Arashi Koroku I (2nd from left), ďtani Oniji I (2nd from right) and Hanai Saizabur˘ III (1st from right) playing the roles of Watari Shinzaemon, Kokonoe, ďmori Hikoshichi and Sagami no Jir˘ in the kaomise drama "Tenchi Taiheiki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1746 at the Nakamuraza

The actors Sawamura Kodenji II, Onoe Kikugor˘ I and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II playing the roles of the courtesan Sh˘sh˘, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Akushichiby˘e Kagekiyo in the new year sogamono drama "Kazari Ebi Yoroi Soga", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1748 at the Nakamuraza

Ichikawa Yaoz˘ I and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II playing the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune in the new year drama "Waka Midori Nishiki Soga", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1755 at the Nakamuraza

The actors Ogawa Zengor˘ I (top), Yamashita Kinsaku I (middle) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II (bottom) in a print made by Torii Kiyomasu II (1723~1727)
 
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