Nakayama Bungorô I

The actor Nakayama Bungorô I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1786 to the 8th lunar month of 1814.

Nakayama Bungorô I (1799~1801)

Nakayama Bungorô II

The actor Nakayama Bungorô II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1825 to 1862.

Nakayama Bungorô II playing the role of Hirayama no Mushadokoro in the "Kumiuchi" scene of the drama "Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki", which was staged in the 6th lunar month of 1851 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Nakayama Bungorô III
Nakayama Bungorô III  In Japanese | Nakayama Ihachi III  In Japanese

Date of birth unknown. Son or adopted son of Nakayama Bunshichi IV, he started his career in kodomo shibai from the beginning of the 1850s, where he performed under the name of Nakayama Ihachi III. He spent some years in hama shibai. He became nadai and took the name of Nakayama Bungorô III in the 1st lunar month of 1870 at the Naka no Shibai, playing 3 roles in the new year drama "Keisei Koi no Ishikawa". This dôkegata (and also katakiyaku) actor was active and popular on Ôsaka stages up to 1878. He made his last stage appearance in July 1878, at the Naka no Shibai, where he played the role of the tedai Chôkurô in the drama "Meisaku Kiriko no Akebono". He died the 1st of September 1879. He was said to look and act like Nakayama Bungorô II and had both a great presence on stage and a high-quality kôseki.

Haimyô Yagô
Ganshô Bintsukeya

Nakayama Bungorô III (first half of the 1870s)

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