ICHIKAWA DANZABURď
   
NINE GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ I
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Matsumoto Shirosabur˘ and younger brother of Ichikawa Danz˘ I, he made his training in miyaji shibai, performing under the name of Ichikawa Hyakumatsu. He became tachiyaku and took the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ I in the 11th lunar month of 1711 at the Moritaza, playing in the kaomise drama "K˘bai no Momoyoguruma", which welcomed in Edo the actors Sakakiyama Sukegor˘, Osagawa Tatsuya and Sawamura Jűr˘zaemon. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 2nd lunar month of 1713 at the Moritaza, where he played in the drama "Isshin Oyako Zakura".

The name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ I in the 1712 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red shape)

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ 1.2
 

The actor Ichikawa Danz˘ II most likely held the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ but he was never considered as an official holder of the name.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ II
 

The actor Ichikawa Danz˘ III held the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ II from the 11th lunar month of 1739 to the 10th lunar month of 1740.

The name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ II in the 1740 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red shape; he performs at the Nakamuraza and his rank with one stroke below j˘-j˘ [visual])

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ III
 

The actor Ichikawa Danz˘ IV held the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ III from the 11th lunar month of 1772 to the 10th lunar month of 1773.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ III playing the role of Usui Sadamitsu in the kaomise drama "Edo Katagi Hikeya Tsunazaka", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1772 at the Ichimuraza

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IV
 

The actor Ichikawa Danz˘ V held the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IV from the 10th lunar month of 1795 to the 12th lunar month of 1814.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IV playing the role of Hisamatsu in the drama "Some Moy˘ Imose no Kadomatsu", which was staged in the 6th lunar month of 1808 at the Nakamuraza
(print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V
 

The actor Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1831 to the 10th lunar month of 1843.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V playing the role of Saginuma Tar˘ in the drama "Yo-ni-Ut˘ S˘ma no Furugosho", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1836 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi)

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VI
 

The actor Ichikawa T˘sh˘ held the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VI from the 1st lunar month of 1844 to the 12th lunar month of 1845.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VII
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VII  In Japanese | Ichikawa Kiyosabur˘  In Japanese
 

Year of birth unknown. His first stage name was Ichikawa Kiyosabur˘ and it was recorded for the first time in ďsaka in 1849. He became a disciple of Ichikawa Danz˘ VI and received the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VII in 1854. He was active in Kamigata up to 1865. He most likely died in 1865.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VII in 1856

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VIII
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VIII  In Japanese
 

A minor actor who made an obscure career in Kamigata held the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ VIII between 1867 and 1889.

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IX
Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IX  In Japanese | Ichikawa Ichijir˘  In Japanese
 

Born in Edo in 1851. Son of a famous painter, he became the disciple of Ichikawa Ichiz˘ III and received the name of Ichikawa Ichijir˘ in 1858. He became a disciple of Ichikawa Kuz˘ III and took the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IX in January 1880 [1] at the Hisamatsuza. He was active up to his death the 18th of February 1926.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Mikawaya, Miyoshiya Suma Mitsunosuke/Shima Michinosuke

Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IX portraying Yoshida Matsuwaka in a print made by Toyohara Kunichika

 

Notes

[1] Between 1880 and 1889, two actors held simultaneously the name of Ichikawa Danzabur˘ in Japan.

 
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