Ichikawa Ebizo

Takatoshi  Horikoshi

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  • First Name: Takatoshi
  • Family Name: Horikoshi
  • Native name: 十一代目市川海老蔵
  • Also Known as: Juichidaime Ichikawa Ebizo ; Ichikawa Ebizo XI ; Ichikawa Shinnosuke VII
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 6, 1977
  • Age: 41

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Takatoshi  Horikoshi

Ichikawa Ebizo

  • Name: Ichikawa Ebizo
  • Native name: 十一代目市川海老蔵
  • Given name: Horikoshi Takatoshi
  • Also Known as: Juichidaime Ichikawa Ebizo ; Ichikawa Ebizo XI ; Ichikawa Shinnosuke VII
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 6, 1977
  • Age: 41
Ichikawa Ebizō XI is the eleventh and current holder of the Ebizō name. He is a famous Kabuki, television and film actor and heir to the prestigious Ichikawa clan of kabuki actors.

The son of Danjūrō XII, he was born in Tokyo and began his career at the age of six in a 1983 play of Genji Monogatari. In 1985 he was bestowed the name Shinnosuke VII and continued to perform in kabuki under this name until 2003. He made his first television appearance in 1994 in the NHK Taiga drama, Hanna no Ran, which starred his father.

In 2002-2003, he had a starring television role as the great samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, in the NHK drama, Musashi. After the series ended, he starred again as the great warrior in a kabuki drama. He would go on to take part in several plays before his name was changed to Ebizō XI in May 2004.

He has appeared in several commercials, and in his first film role, Deguchi no Nai Umi, (Sea With No Exit) in 2006. He toured Europe, Australia and various other prefectures in Japan doing kabuki. In 2007 he was awarded the L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres after a performance at the Palais Garnier in Paris. A total of twelve performances of Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura by the Shochiku Grand Kabuki featuring Ebizō were held at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London from June 4 to 15, 2010.

On November 25, 2010, he was assaulted in the early morning hours while out drinking with Kabuka friends in Tokyo's Nishi-Azabu area. According to the Japanese press, he forced the man to drink tequila from an ashtray. Ebizō returned home, where his wife Mao Kobayashi discovered his wounds, which included a depressed fracture to a cheekbone and severe bruising, and called the police, after which he was rushed to Toranomon Hospital. As a result of the injuries suffered there was speculation that Ebizō may have had to retire, being unable to do the cross-eyed nirami glare important in kabuki leads. Theatre operator Shochiku suspended him from kabuki as a result of the incident.

He starred in Takashi Miike's 2011 3D remake of Hara-Kiri. On July 2, 2011, Ebizõ returned to the stage at the July Grand Kabuki performance at the Shinbashi playhouse in Tokyo. ~~~ Wikipedia

Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Onna Joushu Naotora
Japanese Drama, 2017, 50 eps
Oda Nobunaga (Support Role)
50
Oda Nobunaga
Support Role
8.3
2016 Ishikawa Goemon
Japanese Drama, 2016, 8 eps
Ishikawa Goemon (Main Role)
8
Ishikawa Goemon
Main Role
9.0
2014 Yowakutemo Katemasu
Japanese Drama, 2014, 11 eps
Yachida Kentaro (Support Role)
11
Yachida Kentaro
Support Role
7.5
2009 MR. BRAIN
Japanese Drama, 2009, 8 eps
Kohei Takei/Ep 1, 7 & 8 (Support Role)
8
Kohei Takei/Ep 1, 7 & 8
Support Role
8.3
2003 Musashi
Japanese Drama, 2003, 49 eps
Miyamoto Musashi (Main Role)
49
Miyamoto Musashi
Main Role
7.6
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2017 Blade of the Immortal
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Shizuma Eiku (Support Role)
Shizuma Eiku
Support Role
7.7
2014 Over Your Dead Body
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Lemon / Kosuke Hasegawa (Main Role)
Lemon / Kosuke Hasegawa
Main Role
6.5
2013 Rikyu ni Tazuneyo
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Sen no Rikyu (Main Role)
Sen no Rikyu
Main Role
7.4
2011 Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Hanshiro Tsugumo (Main Role)
Hanshiro Tsugumo
Main Role
7.8
2010 Space Battleship Yamato
Japanese Movie, 2010,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.2
2006 Sea Without Limit
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Koji Namiki (Main Role)
Koji Namiki
Main Role
7.6
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2013 Hasegawa Machiko's Story
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Ebizo Ichikawa IX (Support Role)
1
Ebizo Ichikawa IX
Support Role
7.5
2010 Kiri no Hata
Japanese Special, 2010, 1 eps
Ohtsuka Kinya (Main Role)
1
Ohtsuka Kinya
Main Role
0.0
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