|ICHIMURA TAKENOJď V|
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Poetry name: Kakitsu (3)
Existence: 1812 ~ 20th day of the 8th lunar month of 1851 
Father: Ichimura Uzaemon XI
1812: born in Edo. His father Ichimura Uzaemon XI gave him the name of Ichimura Toyomatsu.
11th lunar month of 1818: he made his first stage appearance and received the name of Ichimura Kamenosuke at the Tamagawaza, performing in the kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Ubuyu no Tamagawa", which starred Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII, Iwai Hanshir˘ V, Segawa Kikunoj˘ V, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV, S˘ry˘ Jinroku II, Ichikawa S˘zabur˘ IV, ďtani Bajű II, Yamashina Jinkichi III and Matsumoto Yonesabur˘ II
10th lunar month of 1821: the Ichimuraza was back in business.
11th lunar month of 1821: Ichimura Kamenosuke took the name of Ichimura Uzaemon XII and became the new official zamoto of the reopening Ichimuraza. The business was in reality managed from behind the scenes by Fukuchi Mohŕ because the new Uzaemon was too young. Fukuchi Mohŕ produced the special kaomise drama "Nani o Tanete Ukiki no Kaobure", starring Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII, Ichikawa Omez˘ I, Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV and Ichikawa Monnosuke III. The actors Sawamura Shirogor˘ II and Ichikawa Raiz˘ IV celebrated their shűmei during this performance.
9th lunar month of 1827: Uzaemon played at the Ichimuraza the role of Shűrinosuke in the drama "Domo Mata"; his stage partners were Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII (Matahei), Iwai Kumesabur˘ II (Otoku), Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV (Utanosuke) and Kataoka Nizaemon VII (Sh˘gen).
21st day of the 3rd lunar month of 1829 : a fire broke out from the shop of Owariya Tokuemon, district of Kanda Sakuma-ch˘, and destroyed the Edo theaters district. The Ichimuraza was burnt to ashes.
2nd lunar month of 1832: Uzaemon successfully played at the Ichimuraza the roles of En'ya Hangan, Hayano Kanpei, Sadakur˘, Yoichibŕ, Shioda Matanoj˘, Kakogawa Honz˘ and ďboshi Yuranosuke in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". He also played at the end of the program the leading role of the shiraby˘shi Sakuragi in the dance "Yui Narai Kanoko Musume D˘j˘ji".
8th lunar month of 1834: Uzaemon played at the Ichimuraza the role of Matsu˘maru in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; his stage partners were Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V (Shihei), Ichikawa Yaoz˘ V (Sakuramaru) and Ichikawa Komaz˘ V (Ume˘maru).
7th lunar month of 1837: premiere at the Ichimuraza of "Sansh˘-dayű Kogane no Toridoshi", a revised and expanded version of the gidayű ky˘gen "Yura no Minato Sengen Ch˘ja"; Uzaemon played the roles of Yamaoka Gonroku, Iwaki Hangan Masauji and Sansh˘'s musume Osan [casting].
11th lunar month of 1838: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Nakamura Jűsuke IV's Tokiwazu-based dance "Hanabutai Kasumi no Saruhiki", commonly called "Utsubo Zaru"; Uzaemon played the role of Tar˘kaja [casting].
20th day of the 10th lunar month of 1841 : the Edo authorities forbad the reconstruction of the destroyed theaters in Sakai-ch˘.
9th lunar month of 1842: the Ichimuraza reopened; Uzaemon produced the drama "Chobanzai Araki no Shimadai", starring Seki Sanjűr˘ III, Ichikawa Kuz˘ II, Nakamura Utaemon IV, Nakamura Fukusuke I, Band˘ Shűka I and Onoe Kikujir˘ II.
1st lunar month of 1843: premiere at the Ichimuraza of the dance "Kashiragaki Ise Monogatari" (commonly called "Noriaibune"), which was staged within the new year drama "Kioi Uta Soga no Hanadashi"; Uzaemon was one of the seven dancers [more details].
1st lunar month of 1846: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Sakurada Jisuke III's Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Kagura Uta Kumoi no Kyokumari", which was commonly called "Dontsuku"; Uzaemon danced in it [more details].
2nd lunar month of 1847: premiere at the Ichimuraza of the 11-role hengemono "Kanadehon Chűshingura"  (same title as the classic drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura"); each role, which was performed by Uzaemon, was based on 1 act of "Chűshingura" [more details].
1st lunar month of 1851: Ichimura Uzaemon XII and his son Ichimura Kur˘emon respectively took the names of Ichimura Takenoj˘ V and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII at the Ichimuraza. His son became the new official zamoto of the Ichimuraza.
Summer 1851: Takenoj˘ appeared on stage for the last time, in Edo at the Ichimuraza, where he played the role of the warrior Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane and Jűtar˘ in the dramas "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki" and "Taiheiki Chűshin K˘shaku". He suddenly fell ill and expressed the wish to go on pilgrimage on at the famous Kotopira Shrine on Shikoku Island. He could unfortunately not make it.
20th day of 8th lunar month of 1851 : Takenoj˘ died in Edo.
Ichimura Takenoj˘ V was both a talented tachiyaku actor and the dynamic zamoto of the Ichimuraza. The excesses of his lifestyle were famous. He went for example on pilgrimage at the temple dedicated to the deity Fud˘ My˘˘ in Narita in 1847, bringing with him a band of forty guests (actors, musicians, courtesans, taiko mochi and ... hairdressers). They feasted for 10 days and he generously spent around 1,200 ry˘, more than one year of salary for a top-ranking actor!.
 The 20th day of the 8th lunar month of the 4th year of the Kaei era was the 15th of September 1851 in the western calendar.
 The 11th day of the 7th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Bunsei era was the 19th of August 1820 in the western calendar.
 The 3rd day of the 1st lunar month of the 10th year of the Bunsei era was the 29th of January 1827 in the western calendar.
 The 21st day of the 3rd lunar month of the 12th year of the Bunsei era was the 24th of April 1829 in the western calendar.
 The 7th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 5th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 16th of March 1834 in the western calendar.
 The 6th day of the 10th lunar month of the 12th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 18th of November 1841 in the western calendar.
 The 20th day of the 10th lunar month of the 12th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 2nd of December 1841 in the western calendar.
The Ichimura Uzaemon line of actors and theater managers
The Ichimura Takenoj˘ line of actors
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