|ICHIKAWA SADANJI IV|
Ichikawa Sadanji IV
Real name: Arakawa Kin'ya
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Birthday: 12 November 1940
Grandfather: Ichikawa Monnosuke VI
Father: Ichikawa Sadanji III
Son: Ichikawa Omez˘ VI
Grandson: Ichikawa Otora VII
February 1962: Ichikawa Otora V takes the name of Ichikawa Omez˘ V at the Kabukiza.
Summer 1985: tour in the USA; Sadanji plays the roles of Narita Gor˘, the magistrate, Zangetsu and Watanabe Tsuna in "Shibaraku", "Tachi Nusubito", "Sakurahime Azuma Bunsh˘" and "Tsuchi Gumo", which celebrate the shűmei in the USA of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XII [more details].
March 2001: Sadanji plays at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ the role of K˘ no Moron˘ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which is staged by the Onoe Kikugor˘ Gekidan to commemorate the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) and the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the deaths of late Onoe Sh˘roku II and Onoe Baik˘ VII.
March 2009: Kabuki adaptation by the famous stage director Ninagawa Yukio of Shakespeareĺs "Twelfth Night", which is entitled "Ninagawa Jűniya", from the 24th to the 28th of March 2009 in London (UK) at the Barbican Theater; Sadanji plays the role of T˘in Kanemichi (Sir Toby Belch) [more details]. The same play is staged with the same casting in June 2009 at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and in July 2009 at the Sh˘chikuza.
November 2014: the Annual Festive Face-Showing Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza commemorates the 32nd anniversary (33rd memorial service) of the passing away of Matsumoto Haku˘ I. His two sons, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ and Living National Treasure Nakamura Kichiemon, are the zagashira [more details].
Ichikawa Sadanji IV playing the role of Sagisaka Bannai in the michiyuki "Michiyuki Tabiji no Hanamuko" in a print made by Tsuruya K˘kei in May 1988
The Ichikawa Otora line of actors
The Ichikawa Omez˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Sadanji line of actors
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