NAKAMURA GANJIRď IV

Stage names:

Nakamura Ganjir˘ IV In Japanese
Nakamura Kanjaku V In Japanese
Nakamura Tomotar˘ In Japanese

Real name: Hayashi Tomotar˘

Guild: Narikomaya

Line number: YODAIME (IV)

Birthday: 6 February 1959

Connections:

Great-great-grandfather: Nakamura Kanjaku III

Great-grandfather: Nakamura Ganjir˘ I

Grandfather: Nakamura Ganjir˘ II

Father: Sakata T˘jűr˘ IV (Nakamura Ganjir˘ III)

Brother: Nakamura Senjaku III

Son: Nakamura Kazutar˘

Career:

November 1967: he makes his first appearance on stage at the Kabukiza and receives the name of Nakamura Tomotar˘.

August 1980: revival at the National Theatre of Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's drama "Yadonashi Danshichi Shigure no Karakasa"; Tomotar˘ plays the role of the actor Sawamura Kunitar˘ [casting].

May ~ July 1988: tour in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

January 1995: Nakamura Tomotar˘ and his younger brother Nakamura Hirotar˘ respectively take the name of Nakamura Kanjaku V and Nakamura Senjaku III at the Nakaza; the new Kanjaku plays the roles of Kameya Chűbŕ and the spirit of the lion in the drama "Fűin Giri" and the dance "Kagami Jishi".

April 1995: Nakamura Kanjaku V and Nakamura Senjaku III celebrate their shűmei in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza; the new Kanjaku plays the roles of Motome and the shiraby˘shi Hanako in the classic "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" and the dance-drama "Ninin D˘j˘ji".

October 1995: Nakamura Kanjaku V and Nakamura Senjaku III celebrate their shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza; the new Kanjaku plays the roles of Kameya Chűbŕ and Minamoto no Raik˘ in the dramas "Fűin Giri" and "Komochi Yamanba".

November 1995: Nakamura Kanjaku V and Nakamura Senjaku III celebrate their shűmei in Ky˘to at the Minamiza; the new Kanjaku plays the roles of Naoe Yamashiro-no-Kami Sanetsuna and Shinanoya Ohan (and the decchi Ch˘kichi) in the dramas "Terutora Haizen" and "Obiya".

September 1999: revival at the Minamiza of Katsu Genz˘ III's drama "Ogasawara S˘d˘"; Kanjaku plays the roles of the yakko Kikuhei (in reality the fox of Mt. My˘jin) and Ogasawara Haito [casting].

June 2000: revival at the Kabukiza of the spectacular hengemono "ďtsue D˘j˘ji"; Kanjaku plays the role of Ya-no-Ne no Gor˘ [more details].

May ~ June 2001: Chikamatsuza tour and several Kabuki seminars in England. Kanjaku, his father Ganjir˘ and his brother Senjaku play in the dance-drama "Tsuri Onna" and Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece "Sonezaki Shinjű" [more details].

June 2003: two-week Chikamatsuza tour in Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia); Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece "Sonezaki Shinjű" is performed with Kanjaku and his father Nakamura Ganjir˘ in the roles of Hiranoya Tokubŕ and Tenmaya Ohatsu.

April 2005: Chikamatsuza tour in Korea with his father Ganjir˘ and Nakamura Kikaku. The program is made up of the dance "B˘ Shibari" and Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece "Sonezaki Shinjű"; Kanjaku plays the role of Jir˘kaja and Hiranoya Tokubŕ in the former and latter items [more details].

June 2005: Chikamatsuza tour in the USA with his father Ganjir˘ and Nakamura Kikaku. The program is made up of the dance "B˘ Shibari" and Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece "Sonezaki Shinjű"; Kanjaku plays the role of Jir˘kaja and Hiranoya Tokubŕ in the former and latter items [more details].

September 2007: 19th edition of the Chikamatsuza tour, in 4 cities in China; Kanjaku plays the role of Matahei in "Domo Mata" [more details].

March 2009: Kabuki adaptation by the famous stage director Ninagawa Yukio of Shakespeareĺs "Twelfth Night", which is entitled "Ninagawa Jűniya", from the 24th to the 28th of March 2009 in London (UK) at the Barbican Theater; Kanjaku plays the role of And˘ Enchiku (Sir Andrew Aguecheek) [more details]. The same play is staged with the same casting in June 2009 at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and in July 2009 at the Sh˘chikuza.

August 2009: 2nd Kabuki program with Kataoka Ainosuke as zagashira at the Eirakukan, a renovated traditional theater built in the city of Toyooka (prefecture of Hy˘go) [more details].

January 2015: Nakamura Kanjaku V takes the name of Nakamura Ganjir˘ IV in ďsaka at the Sh˘chikuza, playing the roles of Fujiya Izaemon and Kameya Chűbŕ in "Kuruwa Bunsh˘" and "Fűin Giri" [more details].

February 2015: Nakamura Ganjir˘ IV celebrates his second month of shűmei in ďsaka at the Sh˘chikuza, playing the roles of Matahei, Hiranoya Tokubŕ and the parent shishi in "Domo Mata", "Sonezaki Shinjű" and "Renjishi" [more details].

April 2015: Nakamura Ganjir˘ IV celebrates his shűmei in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza; he plays the roles of Fujiya Izaemon and Kamiya Jihŕ in "Yoshidaya" and "Kawash˘" [more details].

June 2015: Nakamura Ganjir˘ IV celebrates his shűmei in Fukuoka at the Hakataza; he plays the roles of the father shishi, Hiranoya Tokubŕ and Hayashi Tamatar˘ (later Jitsukawa Ganjir˘) in the dance-drama "Renjishi", Chikamatsu Monzaemon's masterpiece "Sonezaki Shinjű" and the modern Kabuki drama "Geid˘ Ichidai Otoko" [more details].

July 2015: Nakamura Ganjir˘ IV celebrates his shűmei in the eastern provinces [more details].

September 2015: Nakamura Ganjir˘ IV celebrates his shűmei in the western provinces [more details].

October 2015: production at the National Theatre of "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" in a t˘shi ky˘gen production (3 acts; 8 scenes) with the revival of the rarely-staged "Daidaik˘" act; Ganjir˘ plays the roles of Sh˘jiki Sh˘dayű and the cook Kisuke [more details|casting].

December 2015: Nakamura Ganjir˘ IV celebrates his shűmei in Ky˘to at the Minamiza, playing the roles of Kamiya Jihŕ in "Kawash˘" and Tsuchiya Chikara in the eponymous drama "Tsuchiya Chikara" [more details].

April 2016: Nakamura Ganjir˘ IV celebrates his shűmei at the Kanamaruza (Shikoku); he plays the roles of Daikokuya K˘suke and Kameya Chűbŕ in the dramas "K˘suke Mochi" and "Fűin Giri" [more details].

March 2017: Kabuki performances in the People's Republic of China in Beijing from the 18th to the 20th of March 2017 at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in the heart of the Tianqiao District; Ganjir˘ played the role of Kameya Chűbŕ in "Fűin Giri" [more details].

Comments:

Nakamura Ganjir˘ IV is a talented and dynamic wagotoshi actor. He is the holder of an important name related the Kabuki in ďsaka.

The mon of Nakamura Ganjir˘ IV

The Nakamura Kanjaku line of actors

The Nakamura Ganjir˘ line of actors

Kabuki actor heir to revered name (Japan Times 2014)

 
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