Poetry name: Hyakka
Existence: 1764 ~ 15th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1853 
Master: Nakayama Bunshichi I
Adopted son: Nakayama Hy˘tar˘ II
1764: born in Ky˘to. He started his career at an early age by becoming a disciple of Nakayama Bunshichi I.
11th lunar month of 1772: he received the name of Nakayama Tokusabur˘ and made his debut on Ky˘to stages, performing as an iroko.
9th lunar month of 1782: his master Nakayama Bunshichi I retired from the Kabuki world.
Fall 1786: Tokusabur˘ went to ďsaka.
1st lunar month of 1793: premiere at the Naka no Shibai of the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Yanagi Zakura", the first yanagisawa-s˘d˘mono in Kabuki history, written by Tatsuoka Mansaku and Chikamatsu Tokus˘; Hy˘tar˘ played the roles of the wakadono Uesugi Mishimanosuke [more details].
11th lunar month of 1804: Nakayama Hy˘tar˘ I took the name of Nakayama Bunshichi III at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of Dewa no Gunji Yoshizane in the kaomise drama "Kiku Zum˘ Mikurai Sadame", which celebrated the shűmei of Iwai Hanshir˘ V and Ichikawa Yaoz˘ IV.
5th ~ 6th lunar months of 1806: tour in Nagoya with Arashi Kichisabur˘ II, Arashi Sangor˘ III, Yoshizawa Iroha I, Sawamura Tanosuke II and Nakayama Raisuke IV; they performed at the Tachibana no Shibai.
11th ~ 12th lunar months of 1806: Bunshichi played in Ky˘to at the Kitano no Shibai the role of En'ya Hangan in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; the roles of Yuranosuke and K˘ no Moron˘ were played by Nakayama Shinkur˘ III and Asao Tomoz˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1808: Bunshichi played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the roles of Yosaku and Osan in the kaomise drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna". He also played the role of Shigetada in "Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki"; his stage partners were Nakayama Tomisabur˘ I (Akoya) and Kataoka Nizaemon VII (Iwanaga Saemon)
5th lunar month of 1809: Nakayama Bunshichi III took the name of Nakayama Hyakka at the Naka no Shibai, playing the roles of Jijű Tar˘ Morikuni and Shibuya Tosa-no-B˘ Sh˘shun in the drama "Gosho Zakura Horikawa no Youchi".
11th lunar month of 1809: Hyakka played at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Keishoku Yuki-miru Yama", which was produced by Mimasu Kumesabur˘ and stars Yoshizawa Ayame V, Arashi Kichisabur˘ II, Asao Kuzaemon I, Nakayama Shinkur˘ III, Nakamura Daikichi I, Kan˘ Minshi I and Asao Okuyama III.
11th lunar month of 1814: Nakayama Hyakka took back the name of Nakayama Bunshichi III at the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai (ďsaka), playing the roles of Yasuke, Tadanobu and Yoshitsune in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".
8th lunar month of 1818: Nakayama Bunshichi III took the name of Nakayama Monshichi.
11th lunar month of 1818: Nakayama Monshichi took back the name of Nakayama Bunshichi III in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai, playing the roles of T˘ma Hashiz˘ and K˘emon's mother in the drama "Tengajaya".
8th lunar month of 1850: Nakayama Bunshichi III takes back the name of Nakayama Hyakka at the Kado no Shibai.
11th lunar month of 1851: Hyakka appeared on stage for the last time, in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai, performing in the dramaq "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara", "Akogi-ga-Ura" and "Gosho Zakura Horikawa no Youchi". He retired from the Kabuki world.
Nakayama Hyakka was a talented Kamigata tachiyaku actor. He was excellent in wagoto and wajitsu. He specialized in oyajigata roles in his latter years. He perfectly delivered his lines with great vocal projection and had a great stage presence. He was also a good musician and was famous for his amazing longevity.
 The 15th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 6th year of the Kaei era was the 24th of March 1853 in the western calendar.
 The 22nd day of the 7th lunar month of the 10th year of the Bunka era was the 17th of August 1813 in the western calendar.
 The 19th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 10th year of the Kansei era was the 4th of April 1798 in the western calendar.
The Nakayama Bunshichi line of actors
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