Ichikawa Gangyoku I (初代市川眼玉: from 4/1849 to 12/1849) (actor 1809 – 1858)

Gangyoku (poetry name - 眼玉)
Ichikawa Ebijūrō IV (四代目市川鰕十郎: from 2/1843 to 12/1846 and again 1/1850 to 10/19/1858)
Ichikawa Ichijūrō I (初代市川市十郎: from 2/1830 to 1/1843)
Bandō Jutarō II (二代目坂東寿太郎: from 1/1847 to 1/1849)
Matsushima Minosuke (松島巳之助: until 1/1830)
Ichikawa Shinshō I (初代市川新升)


Kabuki theater terms


This actor took this name on 5/1849 and held it until 1/1850. He started his acting career at around the age of five before 1814 when he was given the name Matsushima Minosuke by Matsushima Seizō. In that year he also became a zamoto or theater producer at one of the minor venues. He was eventually spotted by Ichikawa Danjūrō VII in 1830 and made one of his students. Danjūrō gave him the name Ichikawa Ichijūrō.

He died on 10/19/1858. Between 1814 and 1830 he performed with a troupe of children actors in mostly minor theaters in Osaka and on stages at or near temples and shrines in Kyoto.