NAKAMURA KANKURÔ
   
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Nakamura Kankurô I
Nakamura Kankurô I  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Eldest son of Nakamura Kanzaburô I. According to the chronicles, he helped his family in the management of the theater. He outlived his two younger brothers Nakamura Kanzaburô II and Nakamura Kanzaburô III. The last reference to him was written in 1699, proving that, around that time, he worked with Nakamura Kanzaburô V.

Nakamura Kankurô II
 

The zamoto Nakamura Kanzaburô VI held the name of Nakamura Kankurô II from the 8th lunar month of 1750 to 1751.

Nakamura Kankurô III
 

The zamoto Nakamura Kanzaburô XII held the name of Nakamura Kankurô III from the 4th lunar month of 1850 to the 10th lunar month of 1851.

Nakamura Kankurô IV
Nakamura Kankurô IV  In Japanese
 

Unknown actor.

Nakamura Kankurô V
 

The actor Nakamura Kanzaburô XVIII held the name of Nakamura Kankurô V from April 1959 to February 2005.

Nakamura Kankurô V playing the role of Gorozô in the drama "Soga Moyô Tateshi no Goshozome" in an illustration made by Sugimura Yoshikazu (1962~1998)

Nakamura Kankurô VI
 

The actor Nakamura Kankurô VI is the current holder of this name since February 2012.

Nakamura Kankurô VI (illustration courtesy of SHIBAJUN all rights reserved)

 
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