About the Kishu theater troupe
Formed in May, Heisei 13 (2001)
Shojiro Ichikawa, a former Shochiku Entertainment actor, wants to pass on the charm of historical drama acting to the young generation so they can inherit his burning passion for learning. Shojiro Ichikawa thus created the theater “Suwan Edomura” for them.
Since the troupe was formed, lots of different artists have joined, including actors, singers, and comedians.
After touring Japan together with Enka singer Miyama Hiroshi and performing on big stages like the Kyoto Kabukijo and the Nagoya Meitetsu Hall turned out to be a great success, the current Kishu theater troupe was established.