|Nakamura Fukusuke V
|Nakamura Masajir˘ III
Real name: Sasaki Motokiyo
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Existence: 21 July 1910 ~ 1 January 1969
Adoptive father: Nakamura Baigyoku III
Son: Nakamura Masajir˘ IV
21 July 1910: born in ďsaka in the district of Minami-Ku.
May 1916: adopted son of Nakamura Fukusuke IV, he makes his first stage appearance (hatsubutai)
at the Nakaza, where he received the name of Nakamura Masajir˘ III.
January 1935: Nakamura Fukusuke IV and Nakamura Masajir˘ III respectively take the names of
Nakamura Baigyoku III and Nakamura Fukusuke V
in ďsaka at the Nakaza; the new Fukusuke plays the role of the yakko Yatahei in the drama "Ishida no Tsubone".
1936: Fukusuke moves to the T˘h˘ Kabuki troupe, a competitor of the Sh˘chiku Company.
1940: Fukusuke moves back to the Sh˘chiku Company.
February 1948: Fukusuke plays at the ďsaka Kabukiza the roles of Sagisaka Bannai and Genroku in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura";
his adoptive father appears on stage for the last time, playing the role of Honz˘'s wife Tonase.
18 March 1948: his adoptive father Nakamura Baigyoku III dies.
July 1953: revival at the Meijiza of Kawatake Shinshichi III's 1878 drama "Tsűzoku Saiyűki";
Fukusuke plays the role of Sagoj˘ [casting].
1954: Fukusuke joins the troupe led by Nakamura Kichiemon I.
February 1955: Izumi Ky˘ka's drama "Tenshu Monogatari" is staged for the first time with Kabuki actors,
at the Kabukiza; Fukusuke plays the role of Shu-no-Banb˘ [casting].
March 1955: Hasegawa Shin's drama "Ori" was staged with a full Kabuki casting for the first time, in T˘ky˘ at the Meijiza;
Fukusuke played the role of the r˘nin Kuzurejagawa Dairoku [more details].
March 1956: premiere in Kabuki at the Meijiza of H˘j˘ Hideji's drama "Ii Tair˘";
Fukusuke plays the role of Nakaizumi Uky˘ [more details].
July 1956: revival at the Kabukiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Sumidagawa Hana no Goshozome", commonly called "Onna Seigen";
Fukusuke plays the role of the yakko Sudahei [more details].
April 1960: premiere at the Kabukiza of Hagiwara Yukio's dance-drama "Onizoroi Momijigari";
Fukusuke plays the role of the shitenn˘ Ueda Tar˘ Yoshiharu [casting].
November 1962: revival at the Kabukiza of the drama "Fud˘", which belongs to the Kabuki Jűhachiban;
Fukusuke plays the role of one of Hayakumo's retainers [more details].
June 1963: Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's drama "Yadonashi Danshichi Shigure no Karakasa" is produced for the first time at the Kabukiza;
Fukusuke plays the role of Manriki Ichiemon [casting].
January 1965: premiere at the Nakaza of the spectacular hengemono "ďtsue D˘j˘ji";
Fukusuke plays the role of Ya-no-Ne no Gor˘ [more details].
January 1967: revival at the National Theatre of "Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura";
Fukusuke plays the role of the kar˘ Yatsurugi Genba [casting].
April 1967: Fukusuke appears on stage for the last time, in T˘ky˘ at the National Theatre,
where he plays the roles of Senoo Tar˘ and Asaka Ichinoshin in "Shunkan" and "Yari no Gonza".
1 January 1969: Fukusuke dies.
Nakamura Fukusuke V was was a talented supporting tachiyaku actor and a mainstay for a surviving Kamigata Kabuki,
who excelled in katakiyaku roles performed in an old-fashioned style.
He was one of the seven actors who created the Shichinin no Kai.
Nakamura Fukusuke V playing the role of the yakko Sodehei in the drama "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari",
which was staged in February 1936 at the Meijiza
The Nakamura Masajir˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Fukusuke line of actors