Onoe Fujaku III (三代目尾上芙雀: from 1818 or 1819 to 1/1831) (actor 1793 – 1831)

Seiga (poetry name - 青峨)
Onoe Tokumatsu II (二代目尾上徳松: early name until 1818 or 1819)




This actor held this name from the late 1810s to 1/1831. His brother was Onoe Shinshichi II (1780-1818) and his son was Onoe Fujaku V (dates unknown, but probably died in 1866).

Fujaku studied with Onoe Koisaburō I (1745-1809: 尾上鯉三郎) who gave him the name Onoe Tokumatsu II.

Onoe Fujaku III was a Kamigata tachiyaku, specialized in wajitsu, who spent most of his career in Ōsaka minor theaters (hama shibai) and his later years at the Ōnishi no Shibai.

Fujaku was a haimyō used by the actors Onoe Koisaburō I and Onoe Shinshichi II, who never held the name of Onoe Fujaku but were acknowledged as the first and the second in this line of actors.


The curatorial files at the Metropolitan Museum of Art say of this actor: "Throughout his career, Fujaku specialized in tachiyaku, or “upright and just” male lead roles. By the 1820s, from when this print dates, he acquired special renown for acting in so-called “gentle and honest” (wajitsu) roles that combined the “gentle style” (wagoto) of acting required of romantic male characters and “honest style” (jitsugoto) used to refer roles presenting male characters who are dignified, mature, wise, and capable. Early on in his career, he performed in mostly in minor theaters (hama shibai) in Osaka, but in his later years, he often appeared at the prominent Ōnishi no Shibai. Fujaku used this stage name from the late 1810s to the first month of 1831."