|ARASHI KICHISABURď III|
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry names: Rinshi, Kanshi, Rinsh˘
Existence: 1810 ~ 28th day of the 9th lunar month of 1864 
Grandfather: Arashi Kichisabur˘ I
Father: Arashi Izabur˘ I
Uncle: Arashi Kichisabur˘ II
Master: Arashi Rikan II
Disciple: Arashi Daijűr˘
1st lunar month of 1821: Arashi Kichisabur˘ II and his nephew Arashi Daizabur˘ III respectively took the names of Arashi Kitsusabur˘ I and Arashi Kichisabur˘ III at the Naka no Shibai, playing in the drama "Keisei Sato no Shimadai", which was produced by the zamoto Asao Yosabur˘; their stage partners were Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, Iwai Hanshir˘ V and Ichikawa Danz˘ V.
2nd lunar month of 1839: Kichisabur˘ went to Edo.
10th lunar month of 1842: Kichisabur˘ took part in the opening ceremony of the newly-built Nakamuraza in the district of Asakusa Saruwaka-ch˘, playing in the drama "Kinryűzan Chikai no Ishizue", which was produced by Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XII; his stage partners were Iwai Tojaku, Sawamura Tossh˘ II, Onoe Eizabur˘ III, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV, Osagawa Tsuneyo IV, Arashi Izabur˘ II and Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V.
1st lunar month of 1846: Kichisabur˘ went back to ďsaka after 7 years spent in Edo.
2nd lunar month of 1847: Kichisabur˘ plays at the Kado no Shibai the role of Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan in the "Shi-no-Kiri" scene of the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V (Yoshitsune), Ichikawa Kodanji IV (Tadanobu) and Arashi Rikaku II (Shizuka Gozen).
5th lunar month of 1847: Kichisabur˘ played at the Wakadayű no Shibai (ďsaka) the role of Issun Tokubŕ in the sewamono "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; his stage partners were Arashi Rikan III (Danshichi) and Ichikawa Shik˘ III (Sabu).
Spring 1848: tour in Ise.
Summer 1848: tour in Nagoya.
1st lunar month of 1850: Kichisabur˘ went to Edo and performed at the Ichimuraza.
1st lunar month of 1852: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Sakurada Jisuke III's drama "Satomi Hakkenden"; Kichisabur˘ played the roles of Inuta Kobungo Yasuyori, Satomi Yoshizane and Aboshi Samojir˘ [casting].
11th lunar month of 1854: Kichisabur˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Abe no Sadat˘ in the drama "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara"; his stage partners were Nakamura Tomijűr˘ II (Sodehagi) and Nakamura Fukusuke I (Yoshiie).
12th lunar month of 1855: Kichisabur˘ went back to ďsaka.
Spring 1856: tour in Nagoya; Kichisabur˘ performed in the precinct of the Seijuin temple.
4th lunar month of 1857: Kichisabur˘ played at the Kado no Shibai the roles of K˘ no Moron˘ and Sadakur˘ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
3rd lunar month of 1859: Kichisabur˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Matsu˘maru in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; his stage partners were Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV (Sakuramaru) and Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I (Ume˘maru). The same drama was staged with the same casting in the 5th lunar month in Ky˘to at the Higashigawa no Shibai.
4th lunar month of 1860: Kichisabur˘ played at the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai (ďsaka) the role of Ishikawa Goemon in the drama "Kinmon Gosan no Kiri"; the role of Mashiba Hisayoshi was played by Nakamura Kanjaku II.
9th lunar month of 1864: Kichisabur˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of K˘ no Moron˘, Ishid˘ Umanoj˘, Tonase, Teraoka Heiemon and Amakawaya Gihei in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; his stage partners were Nakamura Jakuemon I, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I, Ogino Senjo and Arashi Hinasuke VI. Kichisabur˘ suddenly fell ill the 26th of the 9th lunar month and died 2 days later, the 28th day of the 9th lunar month of 1864 . Kichisabur˘'s tombstone was located in the cemetery of the H˘z˘ji temple in ďsaka.
Arashi Kichisabur˘ III was a talented and tall actor, who was trained in Kamigata but also won a fame for himself in Edo. He was able to play a broad range of roles, as a tachiyaku, a katakiyaku (his field of excellence) or an onnagata. He fathered three sons but none of them lived long enough to become as popular as him.
 The 28th day of the 9th lunar month of the 1st year of the Genji era was the 28th of October 1864 in the western calendar.
Arashi Kichisabur˘ III playing the role of Hachiz˘ in the drama "Senry˘ Tazuna Koi no Somekomi", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1857 in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Kunikazu)
The Arashi Kichisabur˘ line of actors
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