|ONOE MATSUSUKE VI|
Real name: Inoue Shin'ichi
Line number: ROKUDAIME (VI)
Existence: 13 July 1946 ~ 26 December 2005
Master: Onoe Sh˘roku II
Brother: ďtani Keiz˘
Son: Onoe Matsuya II
May 1971: Onoe Rokuya takes the name of Onoe Sh˘kaku II at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Yodarekuri Yotar˘ and the guard T˘nai in the dramas "Terakoya" and "Tsuchi Gumo", which are staged to commemorate the 22nd anniversary (23rd memorial service) of late Onoe Kikugor˘ VI.
May 1990: Onoe Sh˘kaku II takes the name of Onoe Matsusuke VI at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Ashida Gunsuke, Goroz˘ and Arajishi Otokonosuke in the dramas "Yoshinobu Inochi Goi", "Gosho no Goroz˘" and "Meiboku Sendai Hagi".
March 2001: Matsusuke plays at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ the role of Genroku in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which is staged by the Onoe Kikugor˘ Gekidan to commemorate the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) and the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the deaths of late Onoe Sh˘roku II and Onoe Baik˘ VII.
January 2002: the National Theatre produces the revival of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Koharu Nagi Okitsu Shiranami", which has not been played in its full length since 11th lunar month of 1864. Matsusuke plays the roles of Otsume (owner of the Miuraya bordello), Miyuki and the yakko Hayasuke [casting].
26 December 2005: Matsusuke dies in T˘ky˘ at the National Cancer Center.
Pictures: Onoe Matsusuke VI in his dressing room
The mon of Onoe Matsusuke VI
The Onoe Sh˘kaku line of actors
The Onoe Matsusuke line of actors
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