ICHIKAWA DATEZď I

Stage names:

Ichikawa Datez˘ I In Japanese
Hanakawa Ichinoj˘ In Japanese
Hanakawa Daikichi In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry names: Shikaku, Ikk˘

Existence: ??? ~ 15th day of the 5th lunar month of 1771 [1]

Connection:

Masters: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Hanakawa Sakuya

Career:

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.

11th lunar month of 1745: Ichinoj˘ played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Koshio in the kaomise drama "Murakami Genji Kogane no Niiyakata", which was produced by Arashi Sanjűr˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1751: Ichinoj˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Otaki in the kaomise drama "Ky˘ganoko Asahi no Nishiki", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1752: Ichinoj˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Toraz˘'s sister Oishi in the kaomise drama "Hatsubaika Asahi no Minato", which was produced by Yamashita Matatar˘ I.

2nd lunar month of 1753: Ichinoj˘ played in the same theater the role of Orin in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Naruo no Umi".

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 1762: Ichinoj˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual]. He shared the same rank as Ogino Yaegiri II.

11th lunar month of 1763: Ichinoj˘ performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Daij˘bu Takadachi Jikki", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Yaoz˘ II and Ichikawa Komaz˘ II.

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.

Summer 1764: he became disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV and received the name of Ichikawa Datez˘ I. He also became a tachiyaku actor.

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.

1st lunar month of 1771: Datez˘ became kashagata and performed in the same theater in the new year drama "Sakaich˘ Soga no Nendaiki".

15th day of the 5th lunar month of 1771 [1]: Datez˘ died in Edo.

Comments:

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.

[1] 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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