|ICHIKAWA SUMIZď VII|
Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VII
Real name: ďta Mitsunosuke
Line number: SHICHIDAIME (VII)
Existence: 1 April 1902 ~ 7 March 1985
Grandfather: Ichikawa Sumiz˘ V
Father: Ichikawa Dankur˘ II
Uncle: Ichikawa Jukai III
Disciple: Ichikawa Mikiz˘ II
May 1906: his grandfather Ichikawa Sumiz˘ V dies.
May 1912: he makes his first stage appearance at the T˘ky˘za, where he receives the name of Ichikawa Tomisabur˘ and plays a little role in the drama "Yamatobashi".
1919: Ichikawa Tomisabur˘ takes the name of Ichikawa Danjir˘.
July 1924: Danjir˘ becomes nadai at the Asakusa Sh˘chikuza.
1940: his father Ichikawa Dankur˘ II dies.
January 1948: Danjir˘ settles in ďsaka.
1956: Sumiz˘ plays in Shima K˘ji's movie "Zangiku Monogatari".
April 1971: his uncle Ichikawa Jukai III dies.
Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VII was a good supporting tachiyaku actor. He was born in T˘ky˘ but joined the Kamigata Kabuki after WW2. He gradually rose in the hierarchy and finally entered the first league of actors. He became a talented oyajigata in his latter years. His best roles were Sagisaka Bannai in the third and seventh acts of "Kanadehon Chűshingura", Shibata Jűdayű in "Banch˘ Sarayashiki" and Taira no Kenj˘ Naokata in "Sodehagi Saimon".
The Ichikawa Sumiz˘ line of actors
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