BANDď KAKITSU I

Stage names:

Band˘ Kakitsu I
Ichimura Kakitsu V
Ichimura Uzaemon XIV
Ichimura Takematsu III

Guild: Tachibanaya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Existence: 1847 ~ 18 March 1893

Connections:

Father: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V

Brother: Onoe Kikugor˘ V

Adopted son: Ichimura Uzaemon XV

Career:

11th lunar month of 1848: he makes his first appearance on stage, at the Ichimuraza where he receives the name of Ichimura Takematsu III.

8th lunar month of 1851: his father Ichimura Takenoj˘ V dies.

2nd day of the 10th lunar month of 1855: the Ichimuraza is destroyed by the Ansei earthquake (Ansei Daijishin).

8th lunar month of 1868: great shűmei at the Ichimuraza; Ichimura Kakitsu IV and Ichimura Takematsu III respectively take the names of Onoe Kikugor˘ V and Ichimura Uzaemon XIV (the new zamoto of the Ichimuraza).

11th lunar month of 1868: Uzaemon produces in his theater the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; he plays the roles of En'ya Hangan, ďboshi Rikiya and Ashikaga Takauji.

8th lunar month of 1870: Ichimura Uzaemon XIV takes the name of Ichimura Kakitsu V.

1st lunar month of 1871: Ichimura Kakitsu V takes back the name of Ichimura Uzaemon XIV.

9th lunar month of 1871: the Ichimuraza debts are too heavy for Uzaemon, who decides to leave the management of the theater to Fukuchi Mohei; Ichimura Uzaemon XIV takes back the name of Ichimura Kakitsu V and Fukuchi Mohei changes the name of the theater to Murayamaza, whose new zamoto is Fukuchi Mohei's son, a 10 years old boy who takes the name of Murayama Matasabur˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1871: Kakitsu plays at the Nakamuraza in the classic "Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura".

4th lunar month of 1872: Ichimura Kakitsu V takes the name of Band˘ Kakitsu I.

March 1873: premiere at the Murayamaza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Taiko no Oto Chiyű Sanryaku"; Kakitsu plays the roles of Sakurai, Takigawa and Uky˘ [casting].

June 1873: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Tsuyu Kosode Mukashi Hachij˘", commonly called "Kamiyui Shinza"; Kakitsu plays the role of Chűshichi [casting].

September 1873: Kakitsu plays at the Murayamaza in the drama "Hana Momiji Nori no Ongaku", which commemorates the the 49th anniversary (50th memorial service) and the 22nd anniversary (23rd memorial service) of the deaths of Ichimura Uzaemon XI and Ichimura Takenoj˘ V.

October 1874: premiere at the Kawarazakiza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Kumo no Ueno San'e no Sakumae"; Kakitsu plays the role of Matsue Izumo-no-Kami [casting].

June 1878: Kakitsu takes part in the reopening ceremony of the Shintomiza.

September 1878: Kakitsu takes part in the reopening ceremony Ichimuraza, which is no more managed by the Ichimura clan.

16 July 1879: Kakitsu takes part in the gala night at the Shintomiza in the honor of the General Ulysses S. Grant [more details].

23 May 1880: premiere at the Saruwakaza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Arimatsuzome Sum˘ Yukata"; Kakitsu plays the role of sum˘tori Raiden Tameemon [more details].

March 1881: premiere at the Shintomiza of Kawatake Mokuami's masterpiece "Kumo ni Magou Ueno no Hatsuhana"; Kakitsu plays the role of Lord Matsue [casting].

June 1881: premiere at the Shintomiza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's dance-drama "Tsuchi Gumo"; Kakitsu plays the role of Minamoto Raik˘ [casting].

November 1883: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Kawatake Mokuami's drama "Z˘ho Tenjiku Tokubei", a revision of Tsuruya Namboku IV's "Tenjiku Tokubei Ikoku Banashi"; Kakitsu plays the roles of Umezu Kamon Tomoharu, Nakama Isuke and Yoshir˘'s son Inosuke [casting].

December 1883: tour in Nagoya with Ichikawa Sadanji I.

February 1885: Kakitsu takes part in the opening ceremony of the Chitoseza [more details]. Premiere at the Chitoseza of Kawatake Mokuami's drama "Suitengű Megumi no Fukagawa"; Kakitsu plays the role of the policeman Tamio Yasumori [casting].

March 1886: premiŔre at the Chitoseza of Kawatake Mokuami's drama "Mekura Nagaya Ume-ga-Kagatobi" in which Kakitsu plays the role of Minosuke [casting].

September 1891: premiere at the Kabukiza of Fukuchi ďchi's drama "Z˘ho Onna Narukami"; Kakitsu plays the roles of Kumo no Taemanosuke and Tomiwakamaru (in reality Kumo no Taemanosuke) [more details].

November 1891: the title "Oto ni Kiku Tenjiku Tokubei" is used for the first time, in T˘ky˘ at the Fukanoza; Kakitsu plays the role of Nagoya Sanza [casting].

January 1892: premiere at the Kabukiza of Kawatake Shinshichi III's drama "Shiobara Tasuke Ichidaiki"; Kakitsu plays the role of Fujinoya Mokuemon [casting].

March 1893: Kakitsu appears on stage for the last time, at the Ichimuraza, playing in the drama "Yamabiraki Meguro Shinfuji".

Comments:

Band˘ Kakitsu I was a Meiji tachiyaku, who excelled in wagotoshi roles. he was also the last zamoto of the Ichimuraza.

Band˘ Kakitsu I playing the role of Nagoya Kosanza in a print made by Toyohara Kunichika in 1885

Print made by Utagawa Kunimasa in 1888

The Ichimura Takematsu line of actors

The Ichimura Uzaemon line of actors and theater managers

The Ichimura Kakitsu line of actors

 
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