|NAKAMURA GENZAEMON II|
Real name: Morinaga Renma
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Existence: 11 April 1934 ~ 20 October 2006
April 1976: Nakamura Sanzaemon V took the long-forgotten name of Nakamura Sukegor˘ IV at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of a palanquin-bearer and a taiko mochi in "Suzu-ga-Mori" and "Iya Sakae Shibai no Nigiwai".
16 April 1988: his master Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII died.
March 2005: he joined the first league of Kabuki actors (kanbu sh˘shin) and took the name of Nakamura Genzaemon II  at the Kabukiza, playing the role of Yatsurugi Kageyu in the drama "Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari".
20 October 2006: Genzaemon died, victim of a cancer of the esophagus.
Nakamura Genzaemon II  was a talented supporting tachiyaku actor. His most notable roles were Mikawaya Giheiji in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" and Takuetsu in Tsuruya Nanboku IV's masterpiece "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan". He often performed supporting roles in duo with Nakamura Shirogor˘ VII.
 This was a long-forgotten name, which was first used by the Kamigata actor Nakamura Genzaemon I, who started his career as a disciple of Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I's disciple Nakamura Sen'ya I and became a playwright named Takagi Richű. He had an adopted son, Nakamura Genjűr˘, who was the master of Nakamura Utaemon I.
The Nakamura Nakasuke line of actors
The Nakamura Sukegor˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Genzaemon line of actors
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