ARASHI IZABURď
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Arashi Izabur˘ I
Arashi Izabur˘ I  In Japanese | Arashi Tokusabur˘ I  In Japanese | Arashi Daizabur˘ II  In Japanese | Nakamura Daizabur˘  In Japanese
 

Born in 1766. Eldest son of Arashi Kichisabur˘ I. He started his career as a disciple of Nakamura Jűz˘ II, performing in Kamigata miyaji shibai under the name of Nakamura Daizabur˘. He joined back the Arashi clan, taking the names of Arashi Daizabur˘ II, Arashi Tokusabur˘ I and Arashi Izabur˘ I at unknown dates. He played the roles of Ishid˘ Umanoj˘ and Amakawaya Gihei in "Kanadehon Chűshingura" in the 2nd lunar month of 1823 in Ky˘to and appeared on stage for the last time in ďsaka in the 9th lunar month of 1823 at the Naka no Shibai. He fell ill afterwards and had to retire from the Kabuki world. He was a popular Kamigata tachiyaku, who reached the j˘-j˘-kichi rank in the 1st lunar month of 1823. He died the 20th day of the 10th lunar month of 1825 [1]. He was the father of Arashi Kichisabur˘ III and the master of Arashi Rikan II.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kanshi Mikasaya

Arashi Izabur˘ I playing the role of Ishidome Busuke in the drama "Keisei Ekiro no Ume", which staged in the 1st lunar month of 1811 in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Rank˘sai)

Arashi Izabur˘ II
 

The actor Arashi Izabur˘ II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1841 to the 7th lunar month of 1846.

The actors Onoe Tamiz˘ II (left), Arashi Kichisabur˘ III (center) and Arashi Izabur˘ II (right) playing the roles of a kairaishi, a boatman and a yamabushi roles in a print made by Utagawa Kunisada I

Arashi Izabur˘ III
Arashi Izabur˘ III  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Second son of Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, he made an obscure career from the end of the 1840s to the first half of the 1860s.

The name of Arashi Izabur˘ III in the 1850 Nagoya hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Arashi Izabur˘ IV
Arashi Izabur˘ IV  In Japanese | Arashi Rijaku  In Japanese | Arashi Izabur˘ IV  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Relationship to Arashi Izabur˘ III unknown. He performed mainly in Nagoya from the middle of the 1880s. He took the name of Arashi Rijaku in February 1888 in Nagoya at the Chitoseza. He quickly took back the name of Arashi Izabur˘ IV, in March 1888 in the same theater. He was recorded for the last time in 1924. No record afterwards.

The name of Arashi Izabur˘ IV in a yakuwari banzuke (the zone within the red box) for a Kabuki program in March 1888 in Nagoya at the Chitoseza

 

Notes

[1] The 20th day of the 10th lunar month of the 8th year of the Bunsei era was the 29th of November 1825 in the western calendar. It was also said that Arashi Izabur˘ I died, not the 20th day of the 10th, but earlier, the 13th day of the 5th lunar month of the 8th year of the Bunsei era, which was the 28th of June 1825 in the western calendar.

 
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