|ARASHI KITSUSABURď IV|
Real name: Sano Kitsusabur˘
Poetry names: Baikaku, Baien
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Existence: 1841 ~ 20 April 1915
Masters: Arashi Rikan IV, Nakamura Baika II
1841 ~ 1860: born in ďsaka. He started his career at the age of nine, performing in a children-actors troupe under the name of Nakamura Ushinosuke. Later on, he became disciple of Nakamura Baika II, who gave him the name of Nakamura Umenosuke.
3rd lunar month of 1860: tour in Hiroshima; Umenosuke played the role of Iori in the drama "Tengajaya-mura", which was staged within the precincts of the Miyajima shrine.
4th lunar month of 1871: Umenosuke became disciple of the actor Arashi Rikan IV and took the name of Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV at the Chikugo no Shibai, playing 3 roles in the drama "Katakiuchi Mid˘ Mae".
April 1877: Kitsusabur˘ played at the Shinmoriza (Nagoya) the roles of Abe no Yasuna and Yakanpei in the drama "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami".
February 1882: Kitsusabur˘ played at the Tachibanaza (Nagoya) the role of Wakaba-no-Naishi in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".
May 1883: Kitsusabur˘ played at the Ebisuza (ďsaka) the role of Chidori in the drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima"; the roles of Shunkan, Tanzaemon, Naritsune and Senoo Tar˘ were played by Jitsukawa Enjaku I, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ III, Arashi Rish˘ II and Ichikawa Aragor˘ III.
October 1884: Kitsusabur˘ played at the Ebisuza (ďsaka) the role of Iori in the drama "Tengajaya-mura"; his stage partners were Arashi Rikan IV (Motoemon), Nakamura Ganjir˘ I (Genjir˘), Jitsukawa Enjaku I (Yasuke, K˘emon) and Ichikawa Aragor˘ III (T˘ma Sabur˘emon).
July 1888: Kitsusabur˘ played at the Sakaiza (Ky˘to) the role of Motoemon in the drama "Tengajaya-mura"; his stage partners were Band˘ Jusabur˘ II (Iori), Nakamura Fukuen (Genjir˘) and Ichikawa Aratar˘ I (T˘ma Sabur˘emon).
31 May 1894: his master Arashi Rikan IV died.
October 1896: Kitsusabur˘ played at the Bentenza (ďsaka) the role of Tamate Gozen in the drama "Sesshű Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Aratar˘ I (Gapp˘) and Onoe Tamimaru II (Takayasu Shuntokumaru).
July 1903: Kitsusabur˘ played at the Bentenza the role of Gapp˘ in the drama "Sesshű Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji"; his stage partners were Arashi Tokusabur˘ V (Tamate Gozen) and Kataoka Gad˘ IV (Takayasu Shuntokumaru).
July 1911: Kitsusabur˘ played at the Asahiza (ďsaka) the role of Tsuribune Sabu in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; his stage partners were Jitsukawa Enjir˘ I (Danshichi) and Nakamura Naritar˘ I (Issun Tokubŕ, Otatsu).
20 April 1915: Kitsusabur˘ died.
Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV was a popular kaneru yakusha, who spent all his career in Kamigata minor or major theaters, sharing the stage with the biggest stars. His popularity went down in his later years and he ended his career as a supporting actor in the troupe led by the star Nakamura Ganjir˘ I.
Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV portraying Shimizu Kaja Yoshidaka in a print made by Nakai Yoshitaki (1878)
The Nakamura Umenosuke line of actors
The Arashi Kitsusabur˘ line of actors
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