|ICHIKAWA SANSHď V|
Real name: Horikoshi Fukusabur˘
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Existence: 31 October 1882 ~ 1 February 1956
Adoptive father (father-in-law): Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX
Adopted son: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XI
Disciple: Ichikawa Fukunosuke III
31st of October 1882: born in a family of bankers. His father's name was Inanobu Rihei and his name was Inanobu Fukusabur˘.
1901: he became the son-in-law of the great star Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX, an unusual wedding for the Kabuki world. He was quickly adopted by the Ichikawa clan and took the name of Horikoshi Fukusabur˘ (honmy˘, not stage name). He was not an actor but he was interested in the art and studied it with assiduity in the company of his father-in-law.
13 September 1903: his adoptive father Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX died.
1910: he joined the troupe led by Nakamura Ganjir˘ I, performing only minor roles and it was said that his origins were kept secret for a few years in order not to bring some shame on the Ichikawa name. His first stage name was his honmy˘ Horikoshi Fukusabur˘.
November 1917: he took the name of Ichikawa Sansh˘ V at the Kabukiza, playing the role of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in the bombastic drama "Ya-no-Ne"; the roles of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari, the radish-seller and ďzatsuma Shuzendayű were played by Nakamura Utaemon V, Ichikawa Danshir˘ II and Ichikawa Kodanji V.
September 1926: Sansh˘ played at the Asakusa Sh˘chikuza the role of Chichibu no Sh˘ji Shigetada in the drama "Akoya"; the roles of Akoya and Iwanaga Saemon were played by Band˘ Shűch˘ III and Ichikawa Yaoz˘ VIII.
April 1936: revival at the Kabukiza of the drama "Uwanari", a play belonging to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Sansh˘ played the role of Teruhi no Miko, in reality the jealous ghost of Hatsuka-no-Mae [more details].
November 1938: revival at the Kokusai Gekij˘ (International Theater) of the drama "Fud˘", a play belonging to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Sansh˘ played the role of Fud˘ My˘˘ [more details]. He also played in the same theater the role of Kamakura Gongor˘ Kagemasa in the bombastic drama "Shibaraku".
April 1941: Sansh˘ played at the Kabukiza the bombastic role of the demon-queller in the "Oshimodoshi" grand finale of the dance-drama "Ky˘ganoko Musume D˘j˘ji"; the role of the shiraby˘shi Hanako was played by Onoe Kikugor˘ VI.
February 1949: Sansh˘ played at the ďsaka Kabukiza the roles of Arajishi Otokonosuke, Ikyű and H˘j˘ Takatoki in the dramas "Meiboku Sendai Hagi", "Sukeroku" and "Takatoki", which were part of a special program celebrating the shűmei of Ichikawa Jukai III and Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VII.
April 1949: Sansh˘ played at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘ the role of Ume˘maru in the drama "Kurumabiki"; the roles of Matsu˘maru, Sakuramaru and Shihei were played by Ichikawa Ebiz˘ IX, Ichimura Uzaemon XVI and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VII.
1 February 1956: Sansh˘ died.
1962: he posthumously received the name of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ X.
Although he was below average as an actor, Ichikawa Sansh˘ V spent time and energy to revive many long-forgotten plays belonging to the Kabuki Jűhachiban, like "Gedatsu", "Fuwa", "Z˘hiki" or "Nanatsu Men".
Ichikawa Sansh˘ V playing the role of Ume˘maru in the drama "Kurumabiki" in a print made by Natori Shunsen in 1953
The Ichikawa Sansh˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Danjűr˘ line of actors
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