|NAKAMURA HASHINOSUKE III|
Nakamura Hashinosuke III
Real name: Nakamura K˘ji
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Birthday: 31 August 1965
Great-grandfather: Nakamura Utaemon V
Grandfather: Nakamura Fukusuke V
Father: Nakamura Shikan VII
Brother: Nakamura Fukusuke IX
Brother-in-law: Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII
May 1970: he makes his first appearance on stage at the Kabukiza, playing under his real name in the play "Mukashi Banashi Momotar˘".
April 1980: Nakamura K˘ji takes the name of Nakamura Hashinosuke III at the Kabukiza, playing roles of the naked warrior, Tezuka no Tar˘ and the priest Shűron in the dramas "Hototogisu Koj˘ no Rakugetsu", "Onna Shibaraku" and "Renjishi".
May~June 1994: first edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon and recreates the atmosphere of the Edo koshibai and brings the actors closer to the audience. The play "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan" is coproduced by Nakamura Kankur˘ V and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi; Hashinosuke plays the role of Tamiya Iemon [more details].
September 1998: third edition of the Cocoon Kabuki with the production of "Kamikakete Sango Taisetsu"; Hashinosuke plays (in turns with Nakamura Kankur˘) the roles of Satsuma Gengobŕ or Sasanoya Sangor˘ [more details].
July 2004: Fifth edition of the Heisei Nakamuraza, staged abroad for the first time; Nakamura Kankur˘ and his troupe, which includes Hashinosuke, Nakamura Senjaku, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Kataoka Kamez˘ and Nakamura Shichinosuke, perform in Boston (8~10 July, Cutler Majestic Theatre), New York City (17~25 July, Lincoln Center) and Washington DC (28 July, Warner Theater). In Boston and Washington, the troupe presents the dances "B˘ Shibari" and "Renjishi". In New York, an Edo 545-seat traditional theater is built within the Lincoln Center and the troupe presents the great Kamigata drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" [more details].
June 2005: 6th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki (the first one without Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII) with the production of "Sakura Hime"; Hashinosuke plays the roles of the priest Seigen and Tsurigane Gonsuke [more details].
March~April 2006: 7th edition of the Cocoon Kabuki with the production (in two different programs) of "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan"; Hashinosuke plays the roles of Tamiya Iemon or Tamiya Iemon/Oshioda Matanoj˘ [more details].
July 2007: second Heisei Nakamuraza tour in the USA, in New York (Lincoln Center, 16~22 July) and Washington (Warner Theatre, 26 July); Hashinosuke plays in New York the roles of a priest and Jinzabur˘ in "Renjishi" and "Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage". He also plays in Washington the role of Musashib˘ Benkei in "Kanjinch˘" [more details].
May~June 2008: first Heisei Nakamuraza tour in Europe, in Berlin at the The House of World Cultures (Germany) from the 14th to the 21st of May 2008 and in Sibiu (Rumania) from the 29th of May to the 1st of June 2008 for the International Theatre Festival; Hashinosuke plays the role of Issun Tokubŕ in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" [casting].
October 2014: the October Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza commemorates the 26th anniversary (27th memorial service) and the 2nd anniversary (3rd memorial service) of late Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII and late Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII [more details].
Nakamura Hashinosuke III is a young and outstanding tachiyaku actor, who was born in a family of onnagata stars. His art and physical appearance remind us of the prestigious ancestors of his clan, like Nakamura Shikan IV or Nakamura Utaemon IV. He will take the name of Nakamura Shikan VIII in October 2016!
Nakamura Hashinosuke III in a print made by Lynn Matsuoka
The Nakamura Hashinosuke line of actors
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