|ICHIKAWA DANNOSUKE III|
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Sank˘
Existence: 1786 ~ 2nd day of the 11th lunar month of 1817 
Father: Ichikawa Danz˘ IV
Brother: Ichikawa Dannosuke IV
1800: he became wakaonnagata and took the name of Ichikawa Dannosuke III.
Fall 1806: Dannosuke went to Edo.
6th lunar month of 1808: premiere at the at the Ichimuraza of Katsu Hy˘z˘ I's drama "Iroeiri Otogi Z˘shi" ; Dannosuke played the roles of Princess Osakabe, the koshimoto Oriku and Tanbaya Otsuma [casting].
11th lunar month of 1809: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Katsu Hy˘z˘ I and Sakurada Jisuke II kaomise drama "Misao no Hana Toba no Koizuka", which celebrated the shűmei of Onoe Sh˘roku I and Onoe Matsusuke II; Dannosuke played the roles of Yorimasa's mekake Ayame-no-Mae, Awa Minbu Shigeyoshi's daughter Kaoru and the tome onna Asagao [more details].
7th lunar month of 1811: premiere at the Ichimuraza of "Tamamo-no-Mae Obana no Nishiki", the Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "Tamamo-no-Mae Asahi no Tamoto"; Dannosuke played the role of Kazusanosuke's wife Tokiwazu [more details]. It was followed by the premiere at the Ichimuraza of the drama "Nazo no Obi Chotto Tokubŕ"; Dannosuke played the role of the okujochű Kotoura [more details].
3rd lunar month of 1814: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Sumidagawa Hana no Goshozome", commonly called "Onna Seigen"; Dannosuke played the roles of Onoe and ďgigaya [more details].
7th lunar month of 1814: Dannosuke played at the Ichimuraza the role of the courtesan Hakata Kojor˘ in the play "Imaori Hakata no Irifune", which was very similar to "Kezori"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII (the smuggler Genkai Nadaemon) and Seki Sanjűr˘ II (Komachiya S˘shichi).
5th lunar month of 1815: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Sakurada Jisuke II's Kiyomoto-based dance-drama "Imay˘ Suma no Utsushie" (commonly called "Suma no Utsushie"); Dannosuke played the role of the ama Matsukaze [casting].
11th lunar month of 1815: Dannosuke's yearly salary was 800 ry˘.
3rd lunar month of 1817: the Kiriza welcomed for its reopening a group of 13 Kamigata, which was led by the star Kataoka Nizaemon VII and Band˘ Jűtar˘. Dannosuke performed in the drama "Shinbutai Megumi no Ishizue".
10th lunar month of 1817: Dannosuke failed in the management of the Kiriza and had to hand over the license for Kabuki performances to the Miyakoza. He fell ill and, because of both illness and the heavy burden of the Kiriza debts, he decided to commit suicide.
2nd day of the 11th lunar month of 1817 : Dannosuke died.
Ichikawa Dannosuke III was a talented and popular onnagata actor, who made a short but successful career in Edo during the Bunka era. He was able to play any kind of female role, in jidaimono as well as in sewamono.
 The 2nd day of the 11th lunar month of the 14th year of the Bunka era was the 9th of December 1817 in the western calendar.
 The 9th day of the 10th lunar month of the 5th year of the Bunka era was the 26th of November 1808 in the western calendar.
 The 12th day of the 1st lunar month of the 14th year of the Bunka era was the 27th of February 1817 in the western calendar.
 Another possible reading for the title was "Eiri Otogi Z˘shi".
Ichikawa Dannosuke III playing the role of Shizuka Gozen in the travelling dance (michiyuki) "Yoshinoyama" of the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1815 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)
The Ichikawa Danko line of actors
The Ichikawa Dannosuke line of actors
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