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Actor: Arashi Kitsusaburō I (初代嵐橘三郎)

Alternate names:
Rikan (poetry name)
Arashi Kichisaburō II (二代目嵐吉三郎)
Arashi Kichimatsu (嵐吉松)
Arashi Rikan I (初代嵐璃寛)

Lifetime: 1769 - 1821

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Biography:

This actor held this name from 1/1821 to 4/1821. He died nearly six months later on the 29th day of the 9th month. His father was Arashi Kichisaburō I (1737-80). His son was Arashi Yoshisaburō I (1812-1864).

His first stage name was Arashi Kichimatsu, but in 1787 he took the name Arashi Kichisaburō II.

Arashi Kitsusaburō I was an outstanding tachiyaku, endowed with a great body and a powerful voice, who achieved a great success in the Kamigata theaters, rivaling in popularity with stars like Nakamura Utaemon III or Onoe Kikugorō III. Jitsugotoshi, wagotoshi and nimaime roles were his forte.

His best roles: Sasaki Moritsuna ("Ōmi Genji Senjin Yakata"), Minamoto no Yorimasa, Miyagi Asojirō, Sasaki Tan'emon ("Igagoe"), Yojirō ("Sarumawashi Kadode no Hitofushi"), Benkei, sumô wrestlers (Nuregami Chōgorō in "Futatsu Chōchō Kuruwa Nikki" or Iwakawa Jirokichi in "Sekitori Senryō Nobori"), Jūbei ("Igagoe") and Ono no Tōfū.