Ennosuke Ichikawa is taken to the emergency room, Teruyuki Kagawa is “reportedly” involved in a sexual assault… The scandals that continue to plague the Sawasabaya clan are taking a “rocky road.
A tremor shook the Nashien.
On May 18, kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke was found collapsed at his home and rushed to the emergency room.
His father, Danshiro Ichikawa, and mother never returned home. Ennosuke was pronounced lifeless.
It is said that something like Ennosuke’s suicide note was found at his home. In fact, on that day, 《Sexual Damage of Kabuki Violence! The day was the release date of “Josei Seven,” which carried an accusatory article titled “Ennosuke Ichikawa: Intense Sexual Harassment. Perhaps it has something to do with this case. ……” (a person involved in a wide-ranging TV show)
Ennosuke assumed the name “Ichikawa Ennosuke IV” in 2012. He became the head of the Sawasabaya clan.
His predecessor, Ennosuke (now En’o), established ‘Super Kabuki. His predecessor, Ennosuke (now En’o), established ‘super Kabuki,’ and he was a flamboyant actor who helped make Sawasaya, which had previously been a side line, into a popular troupe.
His nephew, the current generation, succeeded him, but there was also the circumstance that Teruyuki Kagawa, the son of the previous generation, had entered the Kabuki theater.
Teruyuki Kagawa was born the son of a Kabuki actor, but after his divorce, he took a different path. The reason why he took the name “Ichikawa Chuguruma” at the age of 46 and entered the Kabuki world in an “unusual” way was because of Kagawa’s son.
At the time, his son was eight years old when he and Kagawa entered the Kabuki world and assumed the name Ichikawa Danko. 8 years old is not an early age for someone born into a Kabuki family. Even so, behind Kagawa’s decision to enter the Kabuki world with his son is probably his desire for his son to succeed him as Ennosuke, a role he himself was unable to take on.
However, Kagawa, who was forced to leave the Kabuki theater in 2010 after a report of sexual assault against a Ginza hostess, returned to the Kabuki stage in December, but has yet to make a full return to television or other forms of entertainment.
It was against this backdrop that Ennosuke was taken to a hospital for emergency treatment and the “sexual harassment report” came to light. With scandals involving Kagawa, Ennosuke, and other leading actors, Sawasaya is on the precipice of disaster.
The head of the family, Ennosuke, has lost his parents and is not sure if he will be able to return to the stage. But we can’t find any actor in the troupe who can take over for him.
Udanji Ichikawa, who was once called “the next Ennosuke,” has also left the troupe. Mr. Kagawa, who has not recovered from the scandal, is out of the question, and his son Danko is only 19 years old, so it would be harsh to make him carry the heavy responsibility. ……
The Sawasaburaya business has unexpectedly hit a headwind. Where will the family, which was built up by the previous generation of Ennosuke, go from here?
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