Mikawa Izumi (三川泉)

Izumi MIKAWA (February 1, 1922 -) is a Nohgakushi (Noh actor) playing shite (a principal role) of the Hosho-ryu school.

In 1922, Born as the fourth son of Jusui MIKAWA, a Noh shite-kata (actor playing shite) of the Hosho-ryu school. Studied under Kuro Shigefusa HOSHO, the 17th head family of the Hosho-ryu school, and Kanesuke NOGUCHI. From 1981 to 1985 a board member of the Association for Japanese Noh Plays. In 2003, designated as a holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure).