|ICHIKAWA EBIJ█Rď IV|
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Poetry name: Gangyoku
Existence: 1809 ~ 19th day of the 10th lunar month of 1858 
Masters: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V, Matsushima Seiz˘
Before 1814: he started his career at an early age as a disciple of the actor Matsushima Seiz˘, who gave him the name of Matsushima Minosuke.
1814 ~ 1830: he joined a troupe of kodomo shibai in ďsaka, performing with Nakamura Tamanosuke I and Nakamura Komanosuke I. He spent many years performing with some success in hama shibai (ďsaka) or miyaji shibai (Ky˘to).
1830: he was finally spotted by the star Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII, who took him on as a disciple and gave him the name of Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ I.
1830 ~ 1840: he took the name of Ichikawa Shinsh˘ I at an unknown date.
11th lunar month of 1843: Ichikawa Shinsh˘ I took the name of Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV in ďsaka.
1st lunar month of 1847: Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV took the name of Band˘ Jutar˘ II at the Kado no Shibai.
Spring 1848: tour in Ise.
Summer 1848: tour in Nagoya.
Spring 1849: he went to Edo.
5th lunar month of 1849: he took the name of Ichikawa Gangyoku I and played at the Kawarasakiza the roles of Momonoi Wakasanosuke, ďboshi Yuranosuke, Sadakur˘ and Takubei in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
1st lunar month of 1850: Ichikawa Gangyoku I took the name of Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV and performed at the Kawarasakiza in the new year drama "Yamawarai Haru no Kiyomizu". His rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].
1st lunar month of 1851: Ebijűr˘ went to Ky˘to and played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the roles of D˘shin and Onnanosuke in the drama "Karukaya D˘shin Tsukushi no Iezuto". He also played the role of Tokijir˘ in the drama "Akegarasu Hana no Nureginu".
4th lunar month of 1853: Ebijűr˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the roles of ďboshi Yuranosuke, Momonoi Wakasanosuke, Sadakur˘, Teraoka Heiemon, Takubei, Amakawaya Gihei and ďhashi Gengo in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
1st lunar month of 1854: Ebijűr˘ played at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of Shund˘ Jir˘emon in the drama "Oriawase Tsuzure no Nishiki". He also played the role of Sukeroku in the drama "Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura".
2nd lunar month of 1855: Ebijűr˘ played at the Chikugo no Shibai the roles of Tokaiya Ginpei, Taira no Tomomori, Igami no Gonta and Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura", which was produced by Arashi Kitsunosuke; his stage partners were Arashi San'emon IX (Shizuka Gozen) and Arashi Rikaku II (Sat˘ Tadanobu, Genkur˘, Kokingo, Kajiwara Kagetoki).
8th lunar month of 1858: Ebijűr˘ appeared on stage for the last time, in ďsaka at the Takeda no Shibai.
19th day of the 10th lunar month of 1858 : Ebijűr˘ died in ďsaka.
Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ IV was a talented 19th century tachiyaku actor, who was trained in Kamigata but also learnt a lot in the company of his master, the Edo star Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V. He perfectly delivered his lines and his field of excellence was bud˘goto in jidaimono.
 The 19th day of the 10th lunar month of the 5th year of the Ansei era was the 24th of November 1858 in the western calendar.
 The 24th day of the 11th lunar month of the 12th year of the Bunsei era was the 19th of December 1829 in the western calendar.
 The 16th day of the 7th lunar month of the 10th year of the Bunsei era was the 6th of September 1827 in the western calendar.
 The 12th day of the 9th lunar month of the 7th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 21st of October 1836 in the western calendar.
The Ichikawa Ichijűr˘ line of actors
The Band˘ Jutar˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Gangyoku line of actors
The Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ line of actors
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