KATAOKA GATÔ
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Kataoka Gatô I
 

The actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII held the name of Kataoka Gatô I from 1833 to the 12th lunar month of 1838.

Kataoka Gatô I playing the role of Nekoma Shintarô Mitsusane in the drama in the drama "Ume no Naniwa Hayazaki Genji", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1837 at the Ônishi no Shibai (print made by Hasegawa Sadanobu I)

Kataoka Gatô II
 

The actor Kataoka Gatô II held this name from 1856 to the 11th lunar month of 1871.

Kataoka Gatô II playing the role of Konishi Yajûrô in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Kataoka Gatô III
 

The actor Kataoka Nizaemon XI held the name of Kataoka Gatô III from March 1876 to December 1906.

Kataoka Gatô III portraying Abe no Yasune in the drama "Ashiya Dôman Ôuchi Kagami"

Kataoka Gatô IV
 

The actor Kataoka Nizaemon XIII held the name of Kataoka Gatô IV from April 1929 to February 1951.

Kataoka Gatô IV playing the role of the fisherman Fukashichi, in reality Kanawa Gorô Imakuni, in the "Mikasayama Goten" scene of the drama in the drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin", which was staged in January 1940 at the Nakaza

Kataoka Gatô V
 

The actor Kataoka Gatô V is the current holder of the name since February 1971.

Kataoka Gatô V playing the role of Satô Masakiyo in the drama "Hachijin Shugo no Honjô" (illustration courtesy of RANCHUROW (2008) all rights reserved)

 
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