|ICHIMURA UZAEMON XVI|
Real name: Ichimura Isamu
Line number: J█ROKUDAIME (XVI)
Poetry name: Kak˘
Existence: 15 January 1904 ~ 2 October 1952
Father: Ichimura Uzaemon XV
15 January 1904: born in T˘ky˘ in the district of Tsukiji.
January 1922: Takematsu became nadai.
January 1925: Ichimura Takematsu IV took the name of Ichimura Kakitsu VII.
April 1932: premiere at the Kabukiza of Mayama Seika's ninj˘mono drama "Edoe Ry˘goku Hakkei" (commonly called "Arakawa no Sakichi"); Kakitsu played the role of Emaya Jűsaku's daughter Osode [casting].
6 May 1945: his father Ichimura Uzaemon XV died.
July 1952: premiere at the Kabukiza of H˘j˘ Hideji's drama "Kitsune to Fuefuki"; Uzaemon played the role of Hideto [casting]. He also played the roles of Sankatsu and Imada Manjir˘ in the dramas "Sakaya" and "Ise Ondo". This was his last appearance on stage.
2 October 1952: Uzaemon died.
Ichimura Uzaemon XVI was a onnagata and nimaime actor, who enjoyed performing in an old-fashioned style some famous Kabuki roles like Shizuka Gozen in the dance "Yoshinoyama". He unfortunately died too young, at the age of 48.
The Ichimura Takematsu line of actors
The Ichimura Kakitsu line of actors
The Ichimura Uzaemon line of actors and theater managers
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