Person Name Omegawa Kyōjūrō
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date 1737 - 1737
Death Date June 27, 1802
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Edo (Japan) (historic name)
Reference(s) Kabuki Jinmei Jiten (p.203) ,
The Actor's Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School (p.481)
Notes Character types: male leads (tachiyaku); arch-villains (jitsuaku); wagoto; jitsugoto; shosagoto. Group affiliations: Koraiya. Omegawa Kyojuro was born in Kyoto and in 1744 went to Edo and became a student of Segawa Kikunojo I. He first appeared the following year as iroko at the Nakamura Theater. In 1749 he performed as a young male role (wakashu), and in 1754 he changed his name to Segawa Kinji and performed as male leads (tachiyaku) at the Ichimura Theater. Two years later he became a student of Ichikawa Danjuro IV and took the name Ichikwa Takejuro. In 1762 he became a student of Matsumoto Koshiro II and changed his name to Ichikawa Somegoro, and the following year he changed his name again to Ichikawa Komazo II. In 1772 he became Matsumoto Koshiro IV. In 1778 he became a theater leader at the Nakamura Theater, and two years later he worked at a theater in Echigo and acquired a huge debt. The following year he changed his name to Omegawa Kyojuro and retired a year later. He was noted for voice and diction. He was active from 1744 to 1802.

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