|NAKAMURA JAKUEMON I|
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 is the owner of a tea house called Edogen. He starts his career at an early age, playing under the name of Nakamura Genji in the children-actors troupe led by Nakamura T˘tar˘. They perform mainly in the precincts of temples and shrines (miyaji shibai).
1834: Shibaz˘ goes back to Kamigata.
3rd lunar month of 1845: Shibaz˘ plays at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of Motoemon in the drama "Ehon Tengajaya-mura". His stage partners are Nakamura Shikan III (Hayase Iori), Arashi Rikaku II (Yasuke), Sawamura Kit˘ (Somenoi) and Kataoka Ichiz˘ I (T˘ma Sabur˘emon).
1st lunar month of 1847: Nakamura Shibaz˘ I takes the name of Nakamura Gizaemon at the Chikugo no Shibai.
Spring 1851: Nakamura Gizaemon takes the name of Nakamura Jakuemon I in Nagoya at the Wakamiya no Shibai.
9th lunar month of 1864: Jakuemon plays at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Kakogawa Honz˘, Yakushiji Jirozaemon and Ono Sadakur˘ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". His stage partners are Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I, Ogino Senjo and Arashi Hinasuke VI.
5th lunar month of 1871: Jakuemon appears 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"; he dies in the 8th lunar month of 1871 and his tombstone is located in ďsaka in the precinct of the Yűk˘ji temple in the district of Shimoteramachi.
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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