Band˘ Tamanosuke I

The actor Band˘ Shűka I held the name of Band˘ Tamanosuke I during his childhood.

Band˘ Tamanosuke II
Band˘ Tamanosuke II  In Japanese

Three actors held the name of Band˘ Tamanosuke between Band˘ Tamanosuke I and Band˘ Tamanosuke III:

  • The first one held this name at the end of the Bunsei era.
  • The second actor was a koyaku recorded in the 1836 Edo hy˘banki.
  • The third actor held this name between 1853 and 1857.
  • Question: who was the real Band˘ Tamanosuke II?

    Band˘ Tamanosuke III
    Band˘ Tamanosuke III  In Japanese | Kataoka Matsue  In Japanese | Nakamura Tamon  In Japanese | Nakamura Ishimatsu  In Japanese

    Born the 27th of August 1874. He became a disciple of Nakamura Akashi V in 1886, who gave him the name of Nakamura Ishimatsu. He took the name of Nakamura Tamon in 1893. He became disciple of Kataoka Ichiz˘ III, who gave him the name of Kataoka Matsue in May 1895 at the Ichimuraza. He finally joined Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VII in Fall 1909 and took the name of Band˘ Tamanosuke III in September 1909 at the Ichimuraza. He died the 7th of September 1927.

    Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
    Takano Kanjir˘ Keik˘ Yamatoya
    Band˘ Tamanosuke IV
    Band˘ Tamanosuke IV  In Japanese | Band˘ Mamoru  In Japanese | Band˘ Tamanosuke IV  In Japanese | Band˘ Yamato I  In Japanese

    Born the 17th of April 1935. He was the adopted son of the elder brother of Morita Kan'ya XIV. He started his career in Kabuki in 1950 and received the name of Band˘ Yamato I. He became disciple of Band˘ Minosuke VI and took the name of Band˘ Tamanosuke IV in January 1954 at the ďsaka Kabukiza, performing in "M˘moku Monogatari" and "Hashi Benkei". He became disciple of Morita Kan'ya XIV in October 1974 and received the name of Band˘ Mamoru, performing at the Kabukiza in the drama "Sono Kouta Yume mo Yoshiwara". His new master Morita Kan'ya XIV died the 28th of March 1975 and he became disciple of Morita Kan'ya XIV's son Band˘ Tamasabur˘ V. He finally became a disciple of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IX in January 1993 and took back the name of Band˘ Tamanosuke IV in February 1993 at the Kabukiza, performing in "Jitsuroku Sendai Hagi". This supporting actor is an onnagata, who excels in koshimoto, tsubone, shinz˘ or ny˘b˘ roles.

    Yag˘ Honmy˘
    Yamatoya Asuka Masami
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