Kawarasaki Gonnosuke (河原崎権之助)

Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI is a hereditary family name for an actor of Kabuki, a Japanese traditional theatrical drama.

Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI (I)

- He came from Yamazaki in Echizen Province. He was the founder of the Kawarasaki troupe.
He wrote a guide to dance 'Bukyoku Orin.'
He was a pioneer playwright of Kabuki drama in Edo style.

Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI (II).

- In 1668, he became the proprietor of the Kawarasaki troupe.

Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI (III)

- Formerly, he was Chojuro KAWARASAKI (I). He was an adopted son of Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI (II).

Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI (IV)

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Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI (V)

- Formerly, he was Chojuro KAWARASAKI (II).

Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI (VI).

- He was an adopted son of Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI (V).
He wrote a book on Kabuki 'Datezumo Kabuki no Torikumi.'
He was stabbed to death by a robber.

Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI (VII).

- Later, he became Danjuro ICHIKAWA (IX).

Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI (VIII).

- He was a nephew of the wife of Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI (VI). His real name was also Gonnosuke KAWARASAKI.