|KATAOKA GATď V|
Kataoka Gat˘ V
Real name: Kataoka Hidekimi
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Birthday: 7 January 1935
Father: Kataoka Nizaemon XIII
Son: Kataoka Shinnosuke
October 1940: he makes his first appearance on stage at the ďsaka Kabukiza, playing under his real name in the play "Horikawa".
February 1971: Kataoka Hidekimi takes the name of Kataoka Gat˘ V at the ďsaka Shinkabukiza, playing the roles of the Priest R˘ben and Haiya Sabur˘bei in the dramas "Nigatsud˘" and "Sakura Shigure". The two programs at the ďsaka Shinkabukiza commemorate the 36th anniversary (37th memorial service) of late Kataoka Nizaemon XI and celebrate the shűmei of Arashi Tokusabur˘ VII and the hatsubutai of Gat˘'s son Kataoka Shinnosuke.
November 2014: the Annual Festive Face-Showing Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza commemorates the 32nd anniversary (33rd memorial service) of the passing away of Matsumoto Haku˘ I. His two sons, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ and Living National Treasure Nakamura Kichiemon, are the zagashira [more details].
Kataoka Gat˘ V's best roles: Ume˘maru ("Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"), Soga Gor˘ ("Kotobuki Soga no Taimen"), Ishid˘ Umanoj˘ ("Kanadehon Chűshingura"), Tanbaya Hachiemon ("Fűin Giri"), Kuheiji ("Sonezaki Shinjű"), Sakata Ichinosuke ("Toribeyama Shinjű"), Arajishi Otokonosuke ("Meiboku Sendai Hagi"), Fujiwara no Shihei ("Shihei no Nana Warai"), Yoshidaya Kizaemon ("Kuruwa Bunsh˘") and Mashiba Hisayoshi ("Ehon Taik˘ki").
The Kataoka Gat˘ line of actors
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