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Ichikawa Monnosuke II
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.
Person > Date
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Date of birth
1743 - 1743
Person > Date
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Date Deceased
October 19, 1794
Person > Person Alternate Name
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Also known as
Ichikawa Senkichi
Person > Person Alternate Name
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Also known as
Takinaka Tsuruzō
Person > Person Alternate Name
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Also known as
Takinaka Hidematsu II
Person > Person Alternate Name
*/d_person/r_person_altname 6965
Also known as
Person > Person Alternate Name
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Also known as
Person > Person Alternate Name
*/d_person/r_person_altname 7109
Person > Person Alternate Name
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Person > Person Alternate Name
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Person > Country
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Person > Culture
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Person > Person Geographic Affiliation
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Associated Region
Edo (Japan) (historic name)