Jitsukawa Yjir I

Date of birth unknow. Adopted son of Asao Yjir I, his first stage names were Asao Mankichi and Asao Kaname. He took the names of Asao Yjir II and Jitsukawa Yjir I in 1827 and 1833. He temporarily took the name of Izumikawa Yjir in 1834 and he also took back the name of Asao Yjir II when he went on tour in Edo in the 5th lunar month of 1838, to perform at the Kawarasakiza up to September. He went back to saka where he took back the name of Jitsukawa Yjir I in 1857. This onnagata actor was active in Kamigata up to 1868, the year of his death.

Haimy Yag
Yj, Kij Izutsuya

Jitsukawa Yjir I playing the role of Fuji-no-Kata in the "Kumagai Jin'ya" scene of the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1850 at the Naka no Shibai
(print made by Utagawa Hirosada)

Jitsukawa Yjir II

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Jitsukawa Gakujr II, he held the names of Jitsukawa Kikuo, Ichikawa Ichie and Jitsukawa Yj at unknown times. He was adopted by Jitsukawa Yjir I at the end of the Edo period. His master died in 1868 and he took the name of Jitsukawa Yjir II in 1869. He was active as a supporting onnagata and kashagata in Kamigata during the beginning of the Meiji era.

Haimy Yag
Yj, Kij Izutsuya

Jitsukawa Yjir II (first half of the 1870s)



[1] Three actors held the name of Asao Mankichi, Asao Tamejr I, Jitsukawa Gakujr II and Jitsukawa Yjir I, but it did not constitute an official line of actors.

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