|ARASHI KITSUSABURď VI|
Real name: Ishihara Arata
Line number: ROKUDAIME (VI)
Birthday: 22 October 1944
Master: Nakamura Tomijűr˘
October 1944: born in the city of Kuwana (Mie prefecture).
October 1977: Tomitar˘ became nadai and took at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ the prestigious name of Arashi Kitsusabur˘ VI, playing the roles of the yakko Kikuhei and Yamashita Mondo in the dramas "Ishikiri Kajiwara" and "Kinkakuji".
June 2005: Chikamatsuza tour in the USA with Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Kanjaku and Nakamura Kikaku. The program was made up of the dance "B˘ Shibari" and Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece "Sonezaki Shinjű"; Kitsusabur˘ played the role of Sone Matsubŕ and Hiranoya Tokubŕ's uncle Kyűemon in the former and latter items [more details].
November 2013: Kitsusabur˘ joined the first league of Kabuki actors (kanbu sh˘shin); he played at the Kabukiza the role of Ono no Kudayű in the 4th and 7th acts of the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
March 2017: "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku" was staged as a t˘shi ky˘gen at the National Theatre. The core of this revival was "Okazaki". The third act, commonly called "Engakuji", which was staged for the last time in February 1931 at the Meijiza, was revived as well; Kitsusabur˘ played the role of Wada Yukie [more details | casting].
Arashi Kitsusabur˘ VI is a very active and talented supporting tachiyaku, who proved that he was worthy holding such a prestigious name. He plays frequently the role of the condemned man when his master Nakamura Tomijűr˘ plays the leading role of Kajiwara in the drama "Ishikiri Kajiwara". He is also a reputed tachimawari choreographer.
The Arashi Kitsusabur˘ line of actors
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