Person

Person Name Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII
Alternate Names Ichikawa Hakuen (Stage name) ,
Sanshō (Pen or literary name) ,
Donguri (Pen or literary name) ,
Yauan (Pen or literary name) ,
Ichikawa Danjuurou (Alternate spelling) ,
Ichikawa Shinnosuke II (Childhood name) ,
Ichikawa Ebizō VI (Earlier stage name) ,
Ichikawa Ebizō (Earlier stage name)
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date October 7, 1823
Death Date September 27, 1854
Dates Active Unknown
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Edo (Japan) (historic region)
Performing Art Group Affiliations Narita-ya
Reference(s) Yakusha geinojin database
Notes Kabuki actor in Edo era. Character types: young lover (nimaime), aragoto. Group affiliations: Naritaya. Crest:Mimasu. Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII was born in Edo. His father is Ichikawa Danjūrō VII. He first appeared on stage as Ichikawa Shinnosuke II at the age of 1 month old at Ichimura-za Theatre during the kaomise performance in 1823. He took the name Ichikawa Ebizo VI. Then he took the name Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII at the age of 10 at Ichimura-za Theatre in 1832. He committed suicide at the inn in Osaka at the age of 32 in 1854. More than 300 kinds of his death prints were produced since he was very handsome and worshipped by female fans.

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