|NAKAMURA J█SUKE IV|
Poetry name: Koichi
Existence: 1807 ~ 29th day of the 7th lunar month of 1841 
Father: Nakamura Shichisabur˘ IV
Disciple: Nakamura Kiichi
1807: born in Edo. He was the son of the actor Nakamura Shichisabur˘ IV.
11th lunar month of 1822: he became sakusha, took the name of Nakamura Jűsuke IV and worked at the Nakamuraza, along with Sakurada Jisuke II, on the kaomise drama "Gohiiki Azuma Hyakkan", which celebrated the shűmei of Mimasu Gennosuke I and Sakata Hangor˘ IV, and welcomed in Edo the Kamigata actor Nakamura Sank˘ I; the others main actors were Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III, Iwai Kumesabur˘ II, Arashi Kanjűr˘ I and Yamashina Jinkichi III.
11th lunar month of 1825: premiere at the Nakamuraza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Oniwaka Kongen Butai" ; the main roles were played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII, Iwai Shijaku I (Osome) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ II (Hisamatsu). Jűsuke worked with Tsuruya Nanboku IV and Katsui Genpachi on this drama.
11th lunar month of 1828: Jűsuke worked at the Ichimuraza, along with Matsushima Ch˘fu I, Matsukawa H˘saku and Nagawa Motosuke, on the kaomise drama "Mitsugi no Yuki Genji Hiiki". Jűsuke's yearly salary was 24 ry˘ .
29th day of the 7th lunar month of 1841 : Jűsuke died in Edo.
 The 29th day of the 7th lunar month of the 12th year of the Tenp˘ era was the 14th of September 1841 in the western calendar.
 "Given the title, audiences might have expected a version of Jippensha Ikku's (1765ľ1831) best-selling comic novel T˘kaid˘chű Hizakurige (popularly known as Shank's Mare), but what they got instead was a spectacle of frightening scenes, along with erotic interplay and comic spoofing of Nanboku's favorite themes. Ume no haru, like its predecessor, included a monstrous demon cat, but also added a renegade priest who masters rat magic and a thief named Nezumi Koz˘ ("Kid Rat"). With these elements, the play qualified as a type of drama called neko-s˘d˘mono." (from osakaprints.com)
 Another possible reading was "Semewa Nidai Kishi no Tsuwamono".
The Nakamura Jűsuke line of playwrights
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