Person Name Ichikawa Monnosuke II
Alternate Names Ichikawa Senkichi (Childhood name) ,
Takinaka Tsuruzō (Earlier stage name) ,
Takinaka Hidematsu II (Earlier stage name) ,
Umimaru (Pen or literary name) ,
Goryū ,
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date 1743 - 1743
Death Date October 19, 1794
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Edo (Japan) (historic name)
Reference(s) Kabuki Jinmei Jiten (p.113) ,
The Actor's Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School (p.478)
Notes Character types: young male roles (wakashu); male leads (tachiyaku). Group affiliations:Takinoya.Ichikawa Monnosuke was a son of Miyako Yaedayu (Shigeoka Shigebee) and was born in Oji Takinogawa in Edo. He trained under the name Takinaka Tsuruzo in Osaka. In 1756 he went back to Edo, and three years later he performed and changed his name to Takinaka Hidematsu at Ichimura Theater. In 1762 he was adopted by a family of deceased Ichikawa Monnosuke I, became a student of Ichikawa Danjuro IV, and changed his name to Ichikawa Benzo. In 1770 he became Ichikawa Monnosuke II. In 1790 he made a big hit by playing in Chushingura at Kameya Yohee Theater in Koshu. In 1794 he died of illness. He was considered to be one of the four best young actors and good at wagoto, aragoto, budogoto, and dance (buto). He was active from 1756 to 1794.

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