NAKAMURA GENZAEMON
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Nakamura Genzaemon I
Takagi Richű  In Japanese | Nakamura Genzaemon I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Nakamura Sen'ya I, he received the name of Nakamura Genzaemon I and performed as a katakiyaku in Kamigata in tabi shibai or in ďsaka in hama shibai. He performed as an oyajigata in the 11th lunar month of 1719 in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Onna Daimy˘ Iroha Obi", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II. He performed as a katakiyaku in the 11th lunar month of 1721 at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Onna Genji Musha Sugoroku", which was produced by Takeshima K˘zaemon II. He became tachiyaku and performed in the same theater in the kaomise drama "Odori Hotei". He switched back to katakiyaku the following season, performing in the 11th lunar month of 1723 at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Fukujukai Kogane no Minato", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I. He became t˘dori in 1732. He played in the 11th lunar month of 1733 in ďsaka at the Kita-Shinchi no Shibai the role of ďmori Hikoshichi in the kaomise drama "Funa Zukuri Mannen Goyomi", produced at the Kita-Shinchi no Shibai by Kirinoya T˘kur˘. His rank in the 1733 ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was (superior) [visual]. He stopped acting and became a sakusha. His pen name was Takagi Richű. He worked in the 11th lunar month of 1748 at the Naka no Shibai, along with Izumiya Sh˘z˘ on the kaomise drama "Fuyugomori Tsumagoi Ikusa", which was produced by Band˘ Toyosabur˘ I. He was active in ďsaka up to 1758. He was the adoptive father of Nakamura Genjűr˘, the future master of Nakamura Utaemon I.

The name of Nakamura Genzaemon I in the 1733 ďsaka hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Nakamura Genzaemon II
 

The actor Nakamura Genzaemon II held this name from March 2005 to October 2006.

 
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