The style was created and pioneered by Ichikawa Danjūrō I, an actor in the Edo region, and has come to be epitomized by his successors in the Ichikawa Danjūrō line. Roles such as the leads in Sukeroku and Shibaraku are particularly representative of the style. Aragoto is often contrasted with wagoto (soft) style, which emerged around the same ...
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(from the article `Ichikawa Family`) ...highest). Among the best-known Ichikawas was Danjr I (1660–1704), the most famous actor of the Genroku period (1688–1703). He was also a ... ...(1647–1709) developed a relatively realistic, gentle style of acting (wagoto) for erotic love stories in Kyto, while in Edo, a stylized, br...
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