|NAKAMURA JAKUEMON I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Shito
Existence: 1806 ~ 18th day of the 8th lunar month of 1871 
Master: Nakamura T˘tar˘ (Utaemon IV)
1806~1825: born in ďsaka in the district of Shinbori. His father was the owner of a tea house called Edogen. He started his career at an early age, playing under the name of Nakamura Genji in the children-actors troupe (kodomo shibai) led by Nakamura T˘tar˘. They performed mainly in the precincts of temples and shrines (miyaji shibai).
1834: Shibaz˘ went back to Kamigata.
3rd lunar month of 1845: Shibaz˘ played at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of Adachi Motoemon in the drama "Ehon Tengajaya-mura"; his stage partners were Nakamura Shikan III (Hayase Iori), Arashi Rikaku II (Adachi Yasuke), Sawamura Kit˘ (Somenoi) and Kataoka Ichiz˘ I (T˘ma Sabur˘emon).
1st lunar month of 1847: Nakamura Shibaz˘ I took the name of Nakamura Gizaemon at the Chikugo no Shibai.
Spring 1851: Nakamura Gizaemon took the name of Nakamura Jakuemon I in Nagoya at the Wakamiya no Shibai.
8th lunar month of 1854: Jakuemon achieved a great success in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai by playing the role of R˘ikkan in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Kokusen'ya Gassen"; the roles of Wat˘nai, Kanki, Kinsh˘jo and Gosankei were played by Onoe Waichi II, Onoe Tamiz˘ II, Ichikawa Ichiz˘ III and Sawamura Shirogor˘ III.
9th lunar month of 1864: Jakuemon played at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Kakogawa Honz˘, Yakushiji Jirozaemon and Ono Sadakur˘ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; his stage partners were Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I, Ogino Senjo and Arashi Hinasuke VI.
5th lunar month of 1871: Jakuemon appeared on stage for the last time, in ďsaka at the Takeda no Shibai, playing the roles of Wada no Hy˘e Hidemori and Magoemon in the jidaimono "ďmi Genji Senjin Yakata" and the sewamono "Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai".
 The 18th day of the 8th lunar month of the 4th year of the Meiji era was the 2nd of October 1871 in the western calendar.
 The 17th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 5th year of the Kaei era was the 7th of March 1852 in the western calendar.
The actors Fujikawa Tomokichi III (left) and Nakamura Jakuemon I (right) playing the roles of Kozue and Rokur˘dayű in the drama "Kajiwara Heiz˘ K˘bai Tazuna", staged in the 4th lunar month of 1860 in ďsaka at the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai (print made by Hasegawa Munehiro)
The Nakamura Shibaz˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Jakuemon line of actors
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