NAKAYAMA BUNSHICHI
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Nakayama Bunshichi I
 

The actor Nakayama Bunshichi I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1748 to the 10th lunar month of 1752, then from the 11th lunar month of 1755 to the 9th lunar month of 1782.

Nakayama Bunshichi I portraying Karaki Masaemon
in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Nakayama Bunshichi II
 

The actor Nakayama Bunshichi II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1793 to the 2nd lunar month of 1798.

Nakayama Bunshichi II portraying Danshichi no Mohei
in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Nakayama Bunshichi III
 

The actor Nakayama Hyakka held the name of Nakayama Bunshichi III from the 11th lunar month of 1804 to the 4th lunar month of 1809, then from the 11th lunar month of 1814 to 1850.

Nakayama Bunshichi III portraying Oni˘ Shinzaemon
in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Nakayama Bunshichi IV
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career in Kamigata and his first stage name was Nakamura Sentar˘. He became disciple of Nakayama Bunshichi III, performing under the name of Nakayama Sentar˘ in hama shibai or miyaji shibai. His next stage name was Nakayama Jinkichi II. He finally took the name of Nakayama Bunshichi IV after the death of his master Nakayama Hyakka, in the 8th lunar month of 1850 at the Kado no Shibai. We don't know what happens to him after 1877 for he disappeared from the records. He was expert in wagoto and jitsugoto but spent most of his career in koshibai. He was the (adoptive?) father of Nakayama Bungor˘ III.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Jinsha Bintsukeya

Nakayama Bunshichi IV playing the role of An no Heibei in the drama "Otokodate Itsutsu Karigane", which was staged in the 2nd lunar month of 1852 in ďsaka at the Chikugo no Shibai
(print made by Utagawa Hirosada)

Print made by Utagawa Hirosada in 1852

 
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