Person Name Ichikawa Hakuen I
Alternate Names Ichikawa Umemaru (Childhood name) ,
Ichikawa Kō zō (Earlier stage name) ,
Matsumoto Kōshirō III (Earlier stage name) ,
Ichikawa Danjurō V (Earlier stage name) ,
Naritaya Shichibee I (retirement name) (Retirement name) ,
Omegawa (Pen or literary name) ,
Sanshō (Pen or literary name) ,
Hakuen (Pen or literary name) ,
Hogoan (Pen or literary name) ,
Kado no tsurane (Kyoka name) ,
Sakō (Earlier stage name) ,
Nakamura Kanzaburou ,
Kyōgendō Sakō (Pen or literary name)
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date August 1741 - August 1741
Death Date October 30, 1806
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Edo (Japan) (historic region)
Performing Art Group Affiliations Narita-ya
Reference(s) Kabuki Jinmei Jiten (p.108) ,
The Actor's Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School (p.477)
Notes Character types: aragoto; female roles (onnagata). Group affiliations: Naritaya. Ichikawa Danjuro V was a son of Ichikawa Ebizo III. He started training under the name of Ichikawa Umemaru and changed his name to Ichikawa Kozo in 1745. He first appeared on stage at the Nakamura Theater in Edo in spring 1754 and changed his name to Matsumoto Koshiro III in November of the same year. In 1770 he changed his name to Ichikawa Danjuro V and performed Shibaraku at Nakamura Theater. The following year he performed at Morita Theater, seperated from his father, Ebizo. In 1791 he changed his name to Ichikawa Ebizo at Ichimura Theater, and in 1796 he made a final speech (kojo) and kyoka. He took the name Naritaya Shichizaemon and devoted himself to kyoka. Two years later his adopted son, Ichikawa Danjuro VI, became a theater leader (zagashira), he became Ichikawa Hakuen, and he made kojo and one poem (kyoka) every day. He later retired, but the following year Danjuro VI passed away and he performed once again. In 1801 he performed for Kawarazaki Theater because the theater leader, Ichikawa Omezo I, was sick and finally retired. He excelled in jitsuaku and was said to be the best actor. He also published some books. He was active from 1745 to 1802.

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1768Nov01, Ichimura Theater, Ima wo Sakari Suehiro Genji ,
1769May05, Nakamura Theater, Nakamura Theater, Edo zakura sono omokage
Representations of person in components 1003129, 1003025, 1003166, 1003188