ARASHI RIKAN III

Stage names:

Arashi Rikan III In Japanese
Arashi Tokusabur˘ III In Japanese
Arashi Kicch˘ I In Japanese
Arashi Tokusabur˘ III In Japanese
Arashi Kicch˘ I In Japanese
Arashi Tokusabur˘ III In Japanese
Arashi Kicch˘ I In Japanese
Arashi Tokusabur˘ III In Japanese
Arashi Kicch˘ I In Japanese
Arashi Tokusabur˘ III In Japanese
Onoe Wasabur˘ I In Japanese

Guild: Hamuraya

Poetry name: Kicch˘

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Existence: 1812 ~ 21st day of the 4th lunar month of 1863 [1]

Connection:

Father: Ikushima Iwagor˘

Masters: Arashi Rikan II, Onoe Tamiz˘ II

Father-in-law: Nakamura Karoku I

Son: Arashi Rikan IV

Disciple: Arashi Kan'emon

Career:

1812 ~ 1830: born in Ky˘to. His father was a travelling actor. He started his career in his father's troupe. he became disciple of the actor Onoe Tamiz˘ II at an unknown date, became wakaonnagata and received the name of Onoe Wasabur˘.

9th lunar month of 1830: Wasabur˘ played in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai the roles of Hatsuhana and Kuzu-no-Ha in the dramas "Hakone Reigen Izari no Adauchi" and "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami".

Winter 1830/1831: he was spotted by the star Arashi Rikan II, who welcomed him as a disciple.

1st lunar month of 1831: he received the name of Arashi Tokusabur˘ III, became zamoto and produced the new year drama "Keisei Sato no Odamaki" in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai.

2nd lunar month of 1831: Tokusabur˘ produced in the same theater the drama "Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage".

3rd lunar month of 1831: tour in Ise with Arashi Rikan II.

11th lunar month of 1832: Tokusabur˘ went back to Ky˘to and played the role of la courtesan Musashi in the drama "Katakiuchi Ganryűjima".

1st lunar month of 1833: Tokusabur˘'s rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1834: Arashi Tokusabur˘ III took the name of Arashi Kicch˘ I in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai.

1st lunar month of 1835: he took back the name of Arashi Tokusabur˘ III.

4th lunar month of 1835: he took back the name of Arashi Kicch˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1836: he took back the name of Arashi Tokusabur˘ III.

13th day of the 6th lunar month of 1837 [2]: his master Arashi Rikan II dies.

8th lunar month of 1838: Tokusabur˘ went to Edo and played at the Ichimuraza in the drama "Koi no Nadanebiki no Tomozuna".

1st lunar month of 1839: Tokusabur˘ went back to ďsaka and played at the ďnishi no Shibai the roles of Sakuragi, Oritsu, Oyana and Komurasaki in the drama "Keisei Fukama-ga-Fuchi".

11th lunar month of 1839: he took back the name of Arashi Kicch˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1840: he took back the name of Arashi Tokusabur˘ III.

4th lunar month of 1841: he took back the name of Arashi Kicch˘ I.

8th lunar month of 1841: he took back the name of Arashi Tokusabur˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1843: Arashi Tokusabur˘ III finally took the name of Arashi Rikan III at the ďnishi no Shibai.

9th lunar month of 1845: Rikan played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of S˘ma Tar˘, Kuzu-no-Ha and Kanbei in the drama "Yomeiri Shinoda Zuma".

1st lunar month of 1846: Rikan played the roles of Masakiyo and the yakko Yadahei in the drama "Keisei Hama no Masago", which was produced by the zamoto Ichikawa Yonez˘ IV at the Naka no Shibai and celebrated the shűmei of Mimasu Daigor˘ IV.

3rd lunar month of 1847: Rikan played at the Naka no Shibai the difficult role of Sodehagi in the drama "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara"; his stage partners were Mimasu Daigor˘ IV (Abe no Sadat˘), Kataoka Ichiz˘ I (Abe no Munet˘), Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I (Minamoto no Yoshiie) and Arashi Wasabur˘ II (Okimi).

5th lunar month of 1847: Rikan played at the Wakadayű no Shibai (ďsaka) the role of Danshichi dans the sewamono "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; his stage partners were Arashi Kichisabur˘ III (Tokubŕ) and Ichikawa Shik˘ III (Sabu).

1st lunar month of 1848: Rikan's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, Hanagata Sanpukutsui section ("A trio of young stars"), was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent); the two others actors in this trio were Kataoka Gad˘ II and Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I.

5th lunar month of 1848: short stay in Ky˘to; Rikan played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Tomohei in the drama "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi".

1849: tour in Ise (Naka-no-Jiz˘ no Shibai) and Nagoya (Seijuin no Shibai).

1851 ~ 1855: Rikan settled in Edo and played at the Kawarasakiza. His yearly salary was 700 ry˘.

1st lunar month of 1852: Rikan's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was (shiro)itaru-j˘-j˘-kichi ((white) unique - superior - superior - excellent). He was also the kanjiku for tachiyaku actors.

7th lunar month of 1852: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Jiraiya G˘ketsu Monogatari"; Rikan played the roles of Orochimaru and Takasago Yűminosuke [casting].

1st lunar month of 1854: Rikan's rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was itaru-j˘-j˘-kichi (unique - superior - superior - excellent). He was also the kanjiku for tachiyaku actors.

3rd lunar month of 1854: premiere at the Kawarasakiza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Miyakodori Nagare no Shiranami"; Rikan played the role of Katsushika Jűemon [casting].

12th lunar month of 1855: Rikan went back to ďsaka.

1st lunar month of 1856: Rikan's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was itaru-j˘-j˘-kichi (unique - superior - superior - excellent). He was also the kanjiku for tachiyaku actors and became zagashira at the Kado no Shibai, playing the roles of Princess Wakana, Akishino and Namiroku in the drama "Keisei Shiranui Monogatari".

3rd lunar month of 1856: Rikan played at the Kado no Shibai the roles of Soga no Iruka and Omiwa in the drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin".

5th lunar month of 1856: Rikan played at the Sakai no Shibai the roles of Sodehagi and Abe no Sadat˘ in the drama "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara" (the role of Abe no Munet˘ was played by Kataoka Ichiz˘ I). He also plays the role of Satsuma Gengobŕ in Namiki Gohei I's drama "Godairiki Koi no Fűjime"; his stage partners were Kataoka Ichiz˘ I (Sasano Sangobŕ), Nakamura Karoku I (Tomitaya Oichi) and Arashi San'emon IX (Kikuno).

1st lunar month of 1858: Rikan's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was (shiro)˘-j˘-j˘-kichi (almost grand - superior - superior - excellent).

1st lunar month of 1859: Rikan's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was ˘-j˘-j˘-kichi (grand - superior - superior - excellent).

1st lunar month of 1860: Rikan's rank in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was (shiro)goku-j˘-j˘-kichi (almost extreme - superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1860: Rikan played in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai in the drama "Yaemusubi Jiraiya Monogatari".

5th lunar month of 1862: Rikan played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Tamate Gozen in the drama "Sesshű Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji"; his stage partners were Kataoka Ichiz˘ I (Gapp˘) and Nakamura Sennosuke (Shuntokumaru).

1st lunar month of 1863: Rikan appeared on stage for the last time, at the Kado no Shibai, playing 3 roles in the drama "Keisei S˘shinji".

21st day of the 4th lunar month of 1863 [1]: Rikan died in ďsaka [3].

Comments:

Arashi Rikan III was an outstanding kaneru yakusha, born and trained in Kamigata, who made a fame for himself in the three cities of Ky˘to, ďsaka and Edo. He was a large-built actor and his elocution was great thanks to his powerful voice. He was excellent in any kind of tachiyaku or onnagata roles in jidaimono dramas. He was also a talented shamisen player.

[1] The 21st day of the 4th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Bunkyű era was the 7th of June 1863 in the western calendar.

[2] The 13th day of the 6th lunar month of the 8th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 15th of July 1837 in the western calendar.

[3] Rikan's tombstone was located in ďsaka in the precinct of the H˘zenji temple, in the heart of the ďsaka theaters and pleasures district (D˘tonbori).

Arashi Rikan III portraying Wat˘nai in the drama "Kokusen'ya Gassen" in a print made by Hasegawa Sadanobu I in 1848

Prints & Illustrations

Print made by Shumbaisai Hokuei in 1835

Print made by Utagawa Kunisada in 1852

Print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi in 1852

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1854

The Arashi Tokusabur˘ line of actors

The Arashi Rikan line of actors

 
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