Even a vehicle for emergency resuscitation…Emergency transport of Mr. Ennosuke Ichikawa & death of his parents: Neighbors speak of “tense transport scene”.
This is a residential area in Tokyo with many winding and intricate streets. Some of the older houses can be seen in the surrounding area. As we approached the house, we found that it was covered with layers of yellow tape to prevent the press from entering.
The incident occurred shortly after 10:00 a.m. on January 18. A manager found Kabuki actor Ennosuke Ichikawa, 47, and his parents lying on the floor and called 119. The location was the home where the parents lived. The mother, 75, was pronounced dead on the spot, and the father, Danshiro Ichikawa, 76, died at the hospital where he was taken.
A resident of the neighborhood said, “Before noon, a patrol car and an ambulance arrived at the scene.
Before noon, there was a huge commotion as many police cars and ambulances came to the narrow alley. When I happened to go outside, I saw a scene I had never seen before, and the atmosphere was like something out of a TV drama. There were not only police cars and ambulances, but also vehicles carrying resuscitation equipment.
The 18th issue of “Josei Seven” (Women’s Seven) reported on the allegations of sexual assault against Ennosuke. His father, Danshiro, had been in poor health for the past few years, and they lived together mainly while his mother took care of him. There are countless unknowns as to how Ennosuke came to be in the house on that day and what exactly happened inside the house.
The family’s home has been here since Mr. Ennosuke was born. He used to drive in and out of the house. I don’t think he had much contact with the residents who lived around the house. I don’t think he had much social contact with the residents living around him.
Ennosuke was in the middle of a performance at the Meiji-za Theater. We interviewed a fan who was in front of the Meiji-za Theater.
I still don’t know what’s going on. I couldn’t get through to anyone by phone to find out if there was a performance this afternoon or not, and I had no choice but to come here…. I’ve arranged a date with an old friend of mine today. I really wonder what will happen.”
The noon performance on the 18th was scheduled to be a private performance, but it was canceled. The evening performance will be held with an understudy.
What really happened to the family?