【Lineage】Naritaya – the best known Kabuki acting family in Edo Kabuki！History and the actors
On 14 January 2019, Kabuki actor, Ichikawa Ebizo XI announced he will become the thirteenth successor to Ichikawa Danjuro, the greatest name in Kabuki before the opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Many Kabuki actors’ names have been passed down from generation to generation until the present. Succeeding to an actor’s name is called Shumei, and a name passed down from generation to generation is called Myoseki. Generally speaking, in the Shumei of Kabuki, acting traditions and specialty repertoire items are inherited together with the Myoseki (family name).
Ichikawa Ebizo XI, the current family head of “Ichikawa-Soke”, the “Ichikawa family” will be succeeding “ Ichikawa Danjuro” in 2020 and will start a his new chapter of his performing career.
To celebrate the succession of Ichikawa Danjuro, the greatest name in Kabuki, this article introduces the history of the “Ichikawa-Soke” and the successive actors of Ichikawa family.
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