|ICHIKAWA SHINNOSUKE V|
Ichikawa Shinnosuke V
Real name: Horikoshi Ryűkichi
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Poetry name: Jush˘
Existence: 23 May 1885 ~ 13 January 1957
Master: Ichikawa Kodanji V
Wife: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX's daughter Ichikawa Kyokubai II
Daughter: Ichikawa Suisen III
Disciple: Ichikawa Masunoj˘ II
1885 ~ 1908: born in T˘ky˘. He starts his career as a disciple of Ichikawa Kodanji V, taking the names of Ichikawa Momomaru and Ichikawa Kowaka at unknown dates.
November 1908: he becomes nadai and takes the name of Ichikawa Kobunji II at the Fukagawaza.
February 1913: wedding with Ichikawa Kyokubai II, daughter of late Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX.
13 January 1957: Shinnosuke dies.
Ichikawa Shinnosuke V was a handsome and popular actor, who had a great presence on stage. He spent his career in both koshibai (he was the leading tachiyaku actor of the Kotobukiza) and ˘shibai (in his latter years). He performed only in T˘ky˘ up to 1949 and he divided his time between T˘ky˘ and the Kansai theaters from 1949 to 1955. One of his best roles was ďishi Kuranosuke in the drama "Goban Taiheiki".
Ichikawa Shinnosuke V portraying Kataoka Naojir˘ in the drama "Naozamurai"
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