KATAOKA CHďDAY█
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Kataoka Ch˘dayű I
 

The actor Kataoka Nizaemon II held the name of Kataoka Ch˘dayű I from the 11th lunar month of 1713 to the 10th lunar month of 1716.

Kataoka Ch˘dayű 1.2
Kataoka Ch˘dayű [1]  In Japanese
 

A minor katakiyaku actor named Kataoka Ch˘dayű [1] performed in the 11th lunar month of 1721 in Ky˘to in the kaomise drama "Yamato Uta Denju no Tomikura", which was produced by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I. His rank in the 1722 Ky˘to hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was naka-no-j˘ (superior in the middle class). No record afterwards.

Kataoka Ch˘dayű II
 

The actor Kataoka Ainosuke II held the name of Kataoka Ch˘dayű II [2] from the 11th lunar month of 1816 to the 12th lunar month of 1817.

Kataoka Ch˘dayű II playing the role of Miura no Katakai in the drama "Azuma Kagami Soga no Sewagoto", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1817 at the Kiriza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Kataoka Ch˘dayű III
 

The actor Kataoka Ainosuke III held the name of Kataoka Ch˘dayű III [3] from unknown times to 1836.

Kataoka Ch˘dayű IV
Kataoka Ch˘dayű IV [4]  In Japanese | Ichikawa Takinosuke [5]  In Japanese | Nakamura Koyű  In Japanese | Ichikawa Kotaki [6]  In Japanese
 

Born in ďsaka in the 3rd lunar month of 1864. He started his career in 1875 as a disciple of Ichikawa Takijűr˘ III, who gave him the name of Ichikawa Kotaki [6]. He took the name of Nakamura Koyű November 1878 in ďsaka, where he performed as a wakaonnagata. He joined back Ichikawa Takijűr˘ III and took the name of Ichikawa Takinosuke [5] in January 1885 at the Asahiza. He became disciple of Kataoka Gat˘ III in March 1896 [7] and received the name of Kataoka Ch˘dayű IV [4] at the Kadoza. He died in ďsaka the 17th of February 1934, a few month before his master. He was quite popular in ďsaka, where he was zagashira in koshibai venues. Some appreciated performances were Washizuka Kint˘ji Hidekuni ("Tamasan"), Kagekiyo ("Biwa no Kagekiyo") or Yomosaku ("Kishi Hime").

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
Ueda Umekichi Sh˘kaku Wakamatsuya

Kataoka Ch˘dayű IV

 

Notes

[1] Listed as Kataoka Ch˘dayű II in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" or in the Ritsumeikan Univ. actors database but he was not listed at all in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[2] Recorded as Kataoka Ch˘dayű III in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten", Kataoka Ch˘dayű IV in the Ritsumeikan Univ. actors database and Kataoka Ch˘dayű II in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[3] Not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Recorded as Kataoka Ch˘dayű V in the Ritsumeikan Univ. actors database. Recorded as an unofficial holder of the name of Kataoka Ch˘dayű (no line number) in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[4] Listed in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" as Kataoka Ch˘dayű IV. Listed as Kataoka Ch˘dayű VI in the Ritsumeikan Univ. actors database. Listed as Kataoka Ch˘dayű III in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[5] The name of Ichikawa Takinosuke was not reported in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

[6] The name of Ichikawa Kotaki was not reported in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

[7] 1907 in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

 
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