KATAOKA CH‘DAYŘ
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Kataoka ChŰdayŻ I
 

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

Kataoka ChŰdayŻ II
 

There was a katakiyaku actor named Kataoka ChŰdayŻ II, who performed in KyŰto in the 11th lunar month of 1721.

Kataoka ChŰdayŻ III
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Kataoka Nizaemon VII, his first stage name was Kataoka Ainosuke II. He took the name of Kataoka ChŰdayŻ III in the 11th lunar month of 1816 in ‘saka at the Naka no Shibai. He went to Edo with his master in Winter 1817 and played at the Kiriza the role of Hayase in the drama "Shinbutai Megumi no Ishizue". His last recorded performance was in the 9th lunar month of 1817 in the same theater, where he played 2 roles in Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "GanryŻjima ShŰbu no Miyamoto". His master went back to ‘saka while this supporting onnagata disappeared from the chronicles.

Kataoka ChŰdayŻ III 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 ChŰdayŻ IV
 

Born in ‘saka in the 3rd lunar month of 1864. He started his career in November 1884 in ‘saka at the Bentenza, where he performed as a wakaonnagata named Nakamura KoyŻ. He became disciple of Kataoka Nizaemon XI in 1907 and received the name of Kataoka ChŰdayŻ IV. He died in ‘saka the 17th of February 1934, a few month before his master. He was quite popular in ‘saka, where he was zagashira in koshibai venues. Some appreciated performances were Washizuka KintŰji Hidekuni ("Tamasan"), Kagekiyo ("Biwa no Kagekiyo") or Yomosaku ("Kishi Hime").

Kataoka ChŰdayŻ IV

 
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