Ōkawa Hashizō I (初代大川橋蔵: 4/1848 to 4/1849) (actor 1784 – 1849)

Baiju (poetry name - 梅寿)
Baikō (poetry name - 梅幸)
Gachō (poetry name - 賀朝)
Sanchō (poetry name - 三朝)
Onoe Baikō III (三代目尾上梅幸: 11/1814 to 10/1815)
Onoe Eizaburō I (初代尾上栄三郎: 11/1788 to 10/1809)
Onoe Kikugorō III (三代目尾上菊五郎: 11/1815 to 10/1847)
Onoe Matsusuke II (二代目尾上松助: 11/1809 to 10/1814)


Kabuki theater terms
British Museum - Onoe Baikō III, 1815


This actor held this name from 4/1848 to 4/1849. He was adopted by Onoe Shōroku I (1744-1815). His father-in-law was Ogino Izaburō II (1750-1829). He held the name Onoe Baikō III from 11/1814 to 10/1815.

There is a curious number of prints, mainly Osakan, from ca. 1826 with figures identified as Onoe Baikō III. The discrepancies in dating is explained by comments at Osaka Prints: "Onoe Baikô III ((三代目尾上梅幸) [sic] was the haigô (poetry name: 俳号) and a previous stage name used for one season (11/1814 to 11/1815) by the Edo-based actor Onoe Kikugorô III (三代目 尾上菊五郎), one of the greatest kaneru yakusha (all-around actors: 兼ねる役者) in kabuki history....

The key to the context for this design is provided by two characters in the inscription, reading nobori ("going up": 上り) and referring to nobori yakusha (登役者), "actors going-up [to the capital]," that is, Edo actors on tour in Osaka. Kikugorô III (Baikô III) performed in Osaka four times during his career; this print commemorates his second visit (11/1825 to 4/1826)."


"He is perhaps best remembered for the frisson of his appearances with his rival Danjūrō VII, and for his alliance with the playwright Tsuruya Nanboku IV, who in 1825 wrote for him the role of Oiwa in "Tōkaidō Yotsuya Kaidan", the best known of Kabuki ghost plays. Besides playing vengeful ghosts, Kikugorō's specialities included adolescent males (wakashugata) and older wise men (jitsugotoshi), but his range also extended to villains (katakiyaku) and female roles (onnagata). He was acclaimed as an all-round actor, or 'man of a thousand faces' (kaneru yakusha), and his ability for the miraculously quick changes (hayagawari) so popular in the Bunka-Bunsei eras (1804-30), allowed him to play seven to nine roles in one play." (from the The Fitzwilliam Museum Website)

This actor was born in 1784 and died on the 24th day of the 4th lunar month of 1849.

"All too conscious of his own good looks, he was apparently narcissistic and difficult." (from the The Fitzwilliam Museum Website)