Real name: Banba Seiji (?)
Birthday: 27 October 1961
Master: Ichimura Uzaemon XVII
October 1967: debut on stage (hatsubutai) at the Kabukiza, where he plays the roles of Kosabur˘ and a city girl in the drama "Moritsuna Jin'ya" and the dance-drama "Tama Matsuri". These October performances commemorate the 22th anniversary (23rd memorial service) of the passing-away of late Ichimura Uzaemon XV.
May 1981: he takes the name of Band˘ Kitsutar˘ at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of an uroko yoten, a takeda yakko, a kumosuke and a leaf on a tree in "Musume D˘j˘ji", "Goto Sanba", "Suzu-ga-Mori" and the 4-season dance "Shiki". These dankikusai performances commemorate the 32th anniversary (33th memorial service) of the passing-away of late Onoe Kikugor˘ VI.
January 1995: he passes the nadai exam.
May 2014: he joins the first league of Kabuki actors (kanbu sh˘shin); he takes the name of Ichimura Kitsutar˘ at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Sankichi and the seller of white radishes in the dramas "Sakanaya S˘gor˘" and "Ya-no-Ne".
January 2019: revival at the National Theatre of Namiki Gohei I's 1779 drama "Sode Nikki Banshű Meguri"; this Otowaya-powered revision was entitled "Himeji-j˘ Oto-ni Kiku Sono Ishizue"; Kitsutar˘ plays the role of Kanekoya Saibŕ [casting | more details].
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