|NAKAMURA JAKUEMON V|
Real name: Aoki Sadayuki
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Birthday: 20 November 1955
Great-grandfather: Nakamura Sagisuke II
Father: Nakamura Jakuemon IV
Brother: ďtani Tomoemon VIII
February 1961: he made his first appearance on stage at the Kabukiza and receives the name of ďtani Hiromatsu I.
August 1969: Shibajaku played at the National Theatre the role of Minamoto no Yoshitsune in the "Torii Mae" scene of the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura", which was performed as the first edition of the "Sugi no Ko Kai" show. His stage partners were Nakamura Kankur˘ (Shizuka Gozen) and Nakamura Mitsuteru (Tadanobu).
April 1979: historic revival at the Meijiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV long-forgotten play "Haji Momiji Ase no Kaomise" (commonly called "Date no Jűyaku"); Shibajaku played the role of Matsushima [casting].
July 1984: Shibajaku played at the National Theatre the role of Okaru in the "Gion Ichiriki Jaya" scene of the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". His stage partners were Kataoka Takao (Yuranosuke) and Band˘ Yasosuke V (Heiemon).
Summer 1985: tour in the USA; Shibajaku played the roles of Katsura-no-Mae, Iozaki and Koch˘ in "Shibaraku", "Sakurahime Azuma Bunsh˘" and "Tsuchi Gumo", which celebrate the shűmei in the USA of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XII [more details].
September 1988: tour in South Korea.
1995: Shibajaku played the role of the actor Iwai Hanshir˘ IV in the movie "Sharaku". This film narrated the life of the famous print-maker T˘shűzai Sharaku, who produced all his works between 1794 and 2nd lunar month of 1795 and disappeared mysteriously, leaving behind him some of the most famous actors prints.
December 1998: Shibajaku played at the Kabukiza the role of Shinobu in the "Ageya" scene of the play "Go Taiheiki Shiraishi Banashi". The roles of the courtesan Miyagino (Shinobu's elder sister) was played by Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX.
February 1999: tour in South-East Asia.
April 1999: Shibajaku played at the National Theatre the role of the courtesan Izayoi in Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui" (commonly called "Izayoi Seishin"); the role of Seishin was played by Band˘ Yasosuke V.
February 2000: Shibajaku played at the Kabukiza the role of the courtesan Hakata Kojor˘ in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Koi Minato Hakata no Hitofushi" (commonly called "Kezori"). His stage partners were the stars Ichikawa Danjűr˘ (Kezori) and Nakamura Ganjir˘ (S˘shichi).
December 2000: Shibajaku played at the Kabukiza the role of the courtesan Konoito in the drama "Wakaki Uchina Gusa", which was classic of the Kinokuniya guild. The roles of Ranch˘ and Omiya were played by Sawamura S˘jűr˘ IX.
March 2001: Shibajaku played at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ the roles of Kaoyo Gozen and Ichimonjiya Osai in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged by the Onoe Kikugor˘ Gekidan to commemorate the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) and the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the deaths of late Onoe Sh˘roku II and Onoe Baik˘ VII.
January 2008: revival at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of "Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura", which celebrated the 1070th anniversary of the Narita-san Temple, where the Deity Fud˘ My˘˘ was worshipped; Shibajaku played the role of Princess Taema [casting].
June 2010: Kabuki tour in Western Europe, in London at the Sadler's Wells (4~15 June) and in Roma at the Teatro di Roma-Argentina (21~22 June); Shibajaku played the role of Shizuka Gozen [more details].
23 February 2012: his father Nakamura Jakuemon IV passed away.
November 2014: the Annual Festive Face-Showing Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza commemorated the 32nd anniversary (33rd memorial service) of the passing away of Matsumoto Haku˘ I. His two sons, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ and Living National Treasure Nakamura Kichiemon, were the zagashira [more details].
December 2014: "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku" was staged as a t˘shi ky˘gen (5 acts, 6 scenes), including the rarely-staged "Fujikawa Shinseki" and "Okazaki Yamada K˘bŕ Sumika" acts (they were staged for the last time more than 44 years ago, in September 1970 at the National Theatre), at the National Theatre with Nakamura Kichiemon as zagashira; Shibajaku played the role of Masaemon's wife Otani [more details].
November 2015: revival at the National Theatre of the drama "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi" (t˘shi ky˘gen in 4 acts); Shibajaku played the roles of Yoshiokiĺs wife Tsukuba Gozen and Tonbŕ's daughter Ofune [more details|casting].
March 2016: Nakamura Shibajaku VII took the name of Nakamura Jakuemon V at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Princess Toki and Princess Yuki in "Kamakura Sandaiki" and "Kinkakuji" [more details]. These two sanhime roles were atariyaku for both Nakamura Jakuemon III and Nakamura Jakuemon IV.
July 2016: Nakamura Jakuemon V celebrated his shűmei in ďsaka at the Sh˘chikuza, playing the roles of Yűgiri, Otomi and Osome in "Yűgiri Nagori no Sh˘gatsu", "Kirare Yosa" and "Toribeyama Shinjű" [more details].
September 2016: Nakamura Jakuemon V celebrated his shűmei in the western provinces, playing the role of Okaru in the drama "Gion Ichiriki Jaya"; the roles of ďboshi Yuranosuke and Teraoka Heiemon were played by Matsumoto K˘shir˘ and Nakamura Baigyoku [more details].
December 2016: Nakamura Jakuemon V celebrated his shűmei in Ky˘to at the Pontoch˘ Kaburenj˘, playing the roles of Konami, the courtesan ďgiya Yűgiri and the shiraby˘shi Hanako in "Michiyuki Tabiji no Yomeiri", "Yoshidaya" and "Musume D˘j˘ji"; the roles of ďboshi Yuranosuke and Teraoka Heiemon are played by Matsumoto K˘shir˘ and Nakamura Baigyoku [more details].
March 2017: "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku" was staged as a t˘shi ky˘gen at the National Theatre. The core of this revival was "Okazaki". The third act, commonly called "Engakuji", which was staged for the last time in February 1931 at the Meijiza, was revived as well; Jakuemon played the role of Masaemon's ny˘b˘ Otani [more details | casting].
Nakamura Jakuemon V is an outstanding onnagata actor, excelling in the roles of princesses, courtesans and merchant daughters.
Nakamura Jakuemon V's best roles: Shizuka Gozen/Osato ("Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"), Kaoyo Gozen/Okaru ("Kanadehon Chűshingura"), Princess Taema ("Narukami"), Nishiki-no-Mae ("Kenuki"), Princess Senju ("Aoto Z˘shi Hana no Nishikie").
Official Internet website: www.jakuemon.com
The mon of Nakamura Jakuemon V
The ďtani Hiromatsu line of actors
The Nakamura Shibajaku line of actors
The Nakamura Jakuemon line of actors
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