|KATAOKA ICHIZď I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Existence: 1792 ~ 22nd day of the 7th lunar month of 1862 
Father: Fujikawa Kanekur˘
Master: Kataoka Nizaemon VII
Brothers: Fujikawa Ryűz˘, Fujikawa Yoshio
1792: born in Kamigata. He was the third son of the low-ranking katakiyaku actor Fujikawa Kanekur˘. He started to learn the art with his father, who gave him the name of Fujikawa Kanesabur˘. Later on, he took the name of Fujikawa Kaneya.
1810: he became disciple of the star Kataoka Nizaemon VII and received the name of Kataoka Ichiz˘ I.
1817: his father Fujikawa Kanekur˘ died.
Fall 1829: Ichiz˘ went to Edo.
Spring 1834: Ichiz˘ went back to his native Kamigata.
1st lunar month of 1836: premiere at the Naka no Shibai of Nishizawa Ipp˘'s drama "Hana no Ani Tsubomi no Yatsufusa" Ichiz˘ played the roles of Yamashita Sakuzaemon Sadakane, Nukasuke and Aboshi Samojir˘ [casting].
3rd lunar month of 1845: Ichiz˘ played at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of T˘ma Sabur˘emon in the drama "Ehon Tengajaya-mura"; his stage partners were Nakamura Shibaz˘ I (Motoemon), Arashi Rikaku II (Yasuke), Sawamura Kit˘ II (Somenoi) and Nakamura Shikan III (Iori).
3rd lunar month of 1847: Ichiz˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Abe no Munet˘ in the drama "Sodehagi Saimon"; his stage partners were Arashi Rikan III (Sodehagi), Mimasu Daigor˘ IV (Abe no Sadat˘), Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I (Minamoto no Yoshiie) and Arashi Wasabur˘ II (Okimi).
9th lunar month of 1848: Ichiz˘ played in the same theater the role of T˘yata in the drama "T˘yata Monogatari".
11th lunar month of 1851: Ichiz˘ played at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of Abe no Sadat˘ in the drama "Sodehagi Saimon"; his stage partners were Arashi Rikaku II (Abe no Munet˘), Nakamura Tomijűr˘ II (Sodehagi) and Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I (Hachiman Tar˘).
1st lunar month of 1859: Ichiz˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, "a threesome of veterans" section, was k˘-j˘-j˘-kichi (meritorious - superior - superior - excellent) [Visual]. The two others actors in this trio were Arashi Sank˘ II and Ichikawa Sukejur˘.
1860 ~ Spring 1862: Ichiz˘ was on sick leave.
22nd of the 7th lunar month of 1862 : Ichiz˘ died in ďsaka.
Kataoka Ichiz˘ I was an outstanding katakiyaku, jitsuaku and fukeyaku actor, who started his career in hama shibai, did a successful stay in Edo from 1829 to 1834 and achieved fame for himself in ďsaka from the forties to the sixties of the eighteenth century.
 The 22nd of the 7th lunar month of the 2nd year of the Bunkyű era was the 17th of August 1862 in the western calendar.
 The 1st day of the 3rd lunar month of the 8th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 5th of April 1837 in the western calendar.
Kataoka Ichiz˘ I playing the role of Satsushima Denz˘ in the drama "Shida Yakata Mitsugi no Funauta", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1832 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)
The Kataoka Ichiz˘ line of actors
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