|ICHIKAWA KOMAZď X|
Real name: Hike Keiz˘
Line number: J█DAIME (X)
Existence: 27 November 1925 ~ 19 March 1981
Grandfather: Band˘ Shűch˘ II
Father: Band˘ Shűch˘ III
Master: Matsumoto Haku˘
Son: Band˘ Shűch˘ V
27 November 1925: born in T˘ky˘.
1927: first stage appearance on tour in the island of Kyűshű; he plays the role of Kantar˘ in the drama "Shigure no Kotatsu".
22 September 1935: his father Band˘ Shűch˘ III dies.
July 1954: Keiz˘ plays in alternance with Sawamura Tossh˘ V the roles of Omiwa or Princess Tachibana in the dance-drama "Negai no Ito Enishi no Odamaki", which is staged at the Kabukiza; the role of Motome is played by Nakamura Shibajaku VI. He receives the prize of the President Ëtani (the boss of the Sh˘chiku Company) as a reward for his performance in this dance.
Fall 1954: he becomes disciple of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII.
September 1954: Band˘ Keiz˘ I takes the name of Ichikawa Komaz˘ X at the Kabukiza, playing the role of the shishi cud in the dance "Renjishi"; the role of the shishi parent is played by Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII.
February 1955: second edition at the Kabukiza from the 24th to the 27th of February of the Tsubomikai, a study group led by Nakamura Utaemon VI [more details]. It includes the revival of Sakurada Jisuke I's dance-drama "Kumo no Hy˘shimai" (entitled "Waga Sekogakoi no Aizuchi") [casting] and the premiere of Mishima Yukio's dance-drama "Yuya" [casting]; Komaz˘ plays the roles of the jijo Sawarabi and the catfish priest Raiun in "Yuya" and "Waga Sekogakoi no Aizuchi".
December 1966: second month of the opening ceremony of the National Theater with the full length performance of the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" in which Komaz˘ plays the role of Haru [casting].
19 March 1981: Komaz˘ dies in T˘ky˘.
Ichikawa Komaz˘ X was a 20th century promising actor, who was able to perform as a tachiyaku or an onnagata. His most notable performance was not on Kabuki stages but in Television, as he was the first actor to play the leading role of the mythical Television series "Kurama Tengű".
The mon of Ichikawa Komaz˘ X
The Band˘ Keiz˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Komaz˘ line of actors
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