ICHIKAWA METORA
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Metora I
Ichikawa Metora I  In Japanese | Ichikawa Seikichi  In Japanese
 

Born in 1853. Adopted by the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke V, he received the name of Ichikawa Seikichi and was trained as a wakaonnagata actor. He took the name of Ichikawa Metora I in the 3rd lunar month of 1865 and was active in Edo/Tky for 14 years. He died in Tky the 8th of May 1879.

Ichikawa Metora I's shinie (print made by Toyohara Kunichika in May 1879)

Ichikawa Metora II
 

The actor Ichikawa Monnosuke VI held the name of Ichikawa Metora II from November 1888 to May 1910.

Ichikawa Metora II playing the role of the courtesan Usugumo in the drama "Otokodate Harusame Gasa", which was staged in April 1897 at the Kabukiza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

 
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