ICHIKAWA EBIJ█Rď
   
SEVEN GENERATIONS
Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I
 

The actor Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I held this name from the 9th lunar month of 1815 to the 7th lunar month of 1827.

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I playing the role of Nagasaki Shir˘ Saemon in the drama "Keisei Sato no Funauta", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1825 at the Kado no Shibai
(print made by Asayama Ashiyuki)

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ II
 

The actor Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1828 to the 11th lunar month of 1829.

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ II performing the role of Gokumon no Sh˘bei in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ III
 

The actor Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ III held this name from the 3rd lunar month of 1830 to the 9th lunar month of 1836.

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ III playing the role of Kanpera Monbei in the drama "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1832 at the Ichimuraza
(print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV
 

The actor Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV held this name from the 1st lunar month of 1850 to the 10th lunar month of 1858.

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV playing the role of Hosokawa Katsumoto in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi", which was staged in the 10th lunar month of 1852 at the Kado no Shibai
(print made by Utagawa Hirosada)

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ V
Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ V  In Japanese | Nakamura Baijaku  In Japanese | Ichikawa Yonejűr˘ II  In Japanese | Nakamura Komasabur˘  In Japanese
 

Date of birth not clarified. He started his career during the K˘ka era as a disciple of Nakamura Utaemon IV, who gave him the name of Nakamura Komasabur˘. He made his training in miyaji shibai and hama shibai. He was adopted by Ichikawa Kodanji IV and received the name of Ichikawa Yonejűr˘ II in the 3rd lunar month of 1858. He quarreled with his adoptive father at the beginning of the Kei˘ era and had to leave the Ichikawa clan. He took the name of Nakamura Baijaku in 1866. He went to Kamigata in 1868 and received the patronage of Onoe Tamiz˘ II, who gave him the permission to take the name of Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ V. he held this name up to his death the 9th of December 1888. He was a supporting katakiyaku actor and the father of Ichikawa Yonejűr˘ IV.

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kubota Ebijűr˘ Shinsh˘, Eish˘, Ensh˘, Baizan Harimaya, Takashimaya, Narikomaya

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ V playing the role of Ono no Kudayű in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in May 1874 at the Kado no Shibai
(print made by Nakai Yoshitaki)

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ VI
Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ VI  In Japanese | Ichikawa Ebitar˘  In Japanese | Nakamura Tsurutar˘  In Japanese
 

Born most likely in 1852. His first stage name in Kamigata was Nakamura Tsurutar˘. he became a disciple of Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ V around 1873 and received the name of Ichikawa Ebitar˘. He took the name of Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ VI in January 1897 in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai. He died the 7th of october 1903. He was active in koshibai, performing in venues like the Tenma no Shibai or the Bentenza in ďsaka.

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
Ichikawa Ebitar˘ Shinsh˘ Harimaya

The actors Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ VI (bottom/left) and Arashi Sangor˘ VI (top/right) playing the roles of Kakogawa Honz˘ and Momonoi Wakasanosuke in the second act of the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in January 1900 at the Bentenza

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ VII
Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ VII  In Japanese | Ichikawa Takijűr˘ III  In Japanese | Jitsukawa Tamatar˘  In Japanese | Asao Asamaru  In Japanese
 

Born in T˘ky˘ the 21st of 3rd lunar month of 1869. He settled in ďsaka with his family in 1870. He was spotted by the actor Asao Yoroku I, who took him as a disciple and gave him the name of Asao Asamaru. He made his debut on stage in January 1876 at the Chikugo no Shibai. He joined Jitsukawa Wakami and was called Jitsukawa Tamatar˘ when he performed in ďsaka at the Yachiyoza or in Ky˘to at the Ebisuza. He finally became a disciple of Ichikawa Danz˘ VII and received the name of Ichikawa Takijűr˘ III. He took the name of Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ VII in April 1920. He was a supporting katakiyaku actor in the troupe of Nakamura Ganjir˘ I. He died the 14th of October 1929.

Yag˘ Real name
Harimaya Higuchi Yasabur˘

Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ VII performing the role of Shund˘ Genba in the drama "Terakoya"
(print made by Hasegawa Sadanobu II)

 
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