|ICHIMURA MANJIRď II|
Ichimura Manjir˘ II
Real name: Ichimura Noriaki
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Birthday: 23 December 1949
Great-great-grandfather: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V
Great-grandfather: Onoe Kikugor˘ V
Grandfather: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VI
Father: Ichimura Uzaemon XVII
January 1979: tour in the Popular Republic of China.
1980: he is adopted by the widow of Ichimura Uzaemon XVI.
April 1986: Kabuki tour in South America [more details].
June 1987: tour in the USSR.
September 1988: tour in South Korea.
October 1988: Manjir˘ takes part in a Kabuki tour in Egypt; he plays the role of Chidori in the play "Shunkan".
January 2002: revival at the National Theatre of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Koharu Nagi Okitsu Shiranami", which has not been played in its full length since 11th lunar month of 1864; Manjir˘ plays the role of Hanakawa [casting].
May 2007: the Kabukiza celebrates the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the death of Manjir˘'s father Ichimura Uzaemon XVII with the drama "Onna Shibaraku"; Manjir˘ plays the leading role of Tomoe Gozen in this drama.
January 2010: revival at the National Theatre of Namiki Gohei's long-forgotten drama "Keisei Kogane no Shachihoko", which was revised and entitled "Asahi-ni Kagayaku Kin no Shachihoko"; it was staged to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the establishment of the city of Nagoya; Manjir˘ plays the role of the Ashikaga koshimoto Sekiya and the Ashikaga wakat˘ Waheita [more details | casting].
January 2014: premiere at the National Theatre of "Sanzen Ry˘ Haru no Komahiki", a revival of Tatsuoka Mansaku's 1794 drama "Keisei Haru no Tori"; Manjir˘ plays the role of the Awaza elders' leader Oshige [more details].
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"; Manjir˘ plays the role of the chűr˘ Awaji [casting | more details].
Ichimura Manjir˘ II is a talented onnagata actor who is famous for his will to promote Kabuki outside the Japanese archipelago. He tours abroad regularly and is at the origin of an interesting Internet website, Kabuki for Everyone, where you should be able to find some good video files.
The mon of Ichimura Manjir˘ II
The Ichimura Takematsu line of actors
The Ichimura Manjir˘ line of actors
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