Azuma Ichinoj˘ I

The actor Azuma Ichinoj˘ I held this name from the 4th lunar month 1851 to the 10th lunar month of 1862.

Azuma Ichinoj˘ I (right) playing the role of Oshizu in the drama "Sannin Kichisa Kuruwa no Hatsugai", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1860 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Azuma Ichinoj˘ II
Azuma Ichinoj˘ II  In Japanese | Ichikawa Ennoj˘ III  In Japanese | Ichikawa Tsurusabur˘ II  In Japanese | Band˘ Tsurumaru  In Japanese

Born in Fukagawa (T˘ky˘) the 28th of September 1875. He started his career in 1881, performing under the name of Band˘ Tsurumaru. He became disciple of Ichikawa Saruz˘ III and took the names of Ichikawa Tsurusabur˘ II and Ichikawa Ennoj˘ III in 1896 and 1900. He became a disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon XV in 1912 and was allowed to take the name of Azuma Ichinoj˘ II the same year. He died the 28th of May 1941. This supporting actor, who was also active in koshibai, was able to play a wide range of male or female roles. He was the father of Azuma T˘z˘ VII and the master of Band˘ Tsumamaru.

Azuma Ichinoj˘ II (left) playing the role of Shirai Gonpachi in the drama "Suzu-ga-Mori"



[1] The 15th day of the 10th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Bunkyű era was the 6th of December 1862 in the western calendar.

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