|ICHIKAWA DATEZď I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry names: Shikaku, Ikk˘
Existence: ??? ~ 15th day of the 5th lunar month of 1771 
Masters: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Hanakawa Sakuya
Before 1735: he started his training as a disciple of the actor Hanakawa Sakuya, who gave him the name of Hanakawa Daikichi.
11th lunar month of 1735: he took the name of Hanakawa Ichinoj˘ and made his first stage appearance in Ky˘to at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater, performing as an onnagata iroko in the kaomise drama "ďkamado Miyako no Ichigura", which was produced by Yamamoto Ky˘z˘.
Fall 1745: Ichinoj˘ went to ďsaka.
Fall 1759: Ichinoj˘ and Anegawa Daikichi I went together to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1759: Ichinoj˘ played at the Ichimuraza the role of Akane Gozen in the kaomise drama "Okunizome Shusse Butai"; his main stage partners were Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Onoe Kikugor˘ I, Band˘ Sanpachi I, Nakamura Utaemon I, Sanogawa Ichimatsu I, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ II, Ichimura Kamez˘ I, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III and Anegawa Daikichi I.
1st lunar month of 1760: Ichinoj˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank as Osagawa Tsuneyo I.
1st lunar month of 1764: Ichinoj˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. He shared the same rank as Nakamura Matsue I, Tomizawa Montar˘ I and Sanj˘ Kametar˘.
2nd lunar month of 1764: Ichinoj˘ played in the same theater the role of Akoya in the new year drama "Hitokidori Harutsuge Soga"; the roles of Kagekiyo and Chichibu no Sh˘ji Shigetada were played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV and Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II.
8th lunar month of 1764: Datez˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Naritsune in the drama "Heike Nyogo no Shima", which commemorated the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the passing away of Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1770: Datez˘ became katakiyaku and performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Nue no Mori Ichiy˘ no Mato", which celebrated the shűmei of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V, Nakamura Sh˘ch˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke II, Nakamura Shichisabur˘ III and Band˘ Sanpachi II.
15th day of the 5th lunar month of 1771 : Datez˘ died in Edo.
Ichikawa Datez˘ I was a 18th century actor, born and trained as a wakaonnagata in Ky˘to, who spent the last 12 years of his 35-year long career in Edo, where he switched to tachiyaku in 1764. He became katakiyaku and kashagata a few months before his death. He was said to be well suited for jidaimono dramas.
 The 15th day of the 5th lunar month of the 8th year of the Meiwa era was the 27th of June 1771 in the western calendar.
Ichikawa Datez˘ I in a print made in 1770 by Ippitsusai Bunch˘ for the Ehon Butai ďgi series of prints
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