|NAKAMURA KAROKU III|
Real name: Namino Tokiz˘
Nickname: ďharima (the grand Harima)
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Shid˘
Existence: 16th day of the 4th lunar month of 1849 ~ 17 May 1919
Father : Nakamura Karoku I
Brothers : Nakamura Tsunejir˘, Nakamura Karoku II
Adopted son: Nakamura Tokiz˘ II
Great-grandsons: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IX, Nakamura Kichiemon II, Nakamura Tokiz˘ V, Nakamura Matagor˘ III, Nakamura Karoku V, Nakamura Shid˘ II, Nakamura Kinnosuke II, Nakamura Kankur˘ VI, Nakamura Shichinosuke II
1856: he makes his first appearance on stage in ďsaka at the Kadoza, where he receives the name of Nakamura Yonekichi I.
7th lunar month of 1859: his father Nakamura Karoku I dies.
Spring 1868: Nakamura Yonekichi I takes the name of Nakamura Baishi I.
1st lunar month of 1869: Nakamura Baishi I becomes nadai and takes the name of Nakamura Tokiz˘ I at the Kado no Shibai, playing the roles of Hamada Jinzabur˘ and the yakko Tokihei in the drama "Keisei Hana no Koi Shigarami".
1873: Tokiz˘ and his brother Nakamura Moshio II go together to T˘ky˘.
March 1873: Tokiz˘ plays at the Murayamaza the roles of Sampei, Torii Hikoemon and Yagenji in the drama "Taiko no Oto Chiyű Sanryaku", which celebrates also the shűmei of his brother Nakamura Karoku II.
Summer 1880: tour in Sendai.
January 1881: Tokiz˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Miuranosuke in the drama "Kamakura Sandaiki"; the roles of Sasaki Takatsuna and Princess Toki were played by Kataoka Gad˘ III and Suketakaya Takasuke IV.
1882 ~ 1884: stay in ďsaka.
1884: Tokiz˘ goes back to T˘ky˘ and plays at the Ichimuraza.
May 1891: his brother Band˘ Shűka II dies.
April 1891 ~ Fall 1896: stay in Kamigata.
April 1901: tour in Matsuyama with Nakamura Shibajaku IV.
1901 ~ 1903: stay in Kamigata.
January 1904: Tokiz˘ goes back to T˘ky˘ and plays at the Meijiza.
Fall 1904: Tokiz˘ goes back to Kamigata, playing in ďsaka and K˘be.
1905 ~ 1908: Tokiz˘ mainly plays in sall theaters like the Engiza, Kokkaza or Miyatoza, where his popularity keeps on rising.
April 1908: Nakamura Tokiz˘ I and Nakamura Kash˘ I take the respective names of Nakamura Karoku III and Nakamura Tokiz˘ II at the Meijiza; the new Karoku plays the roles of Sodehagi and Abe Sadat˘ in the drama "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara".
18 September 1909: his adopted son Nakamura Tokiz˘ II dies.
17 May 1919: Karoku dies.
Nakamura Karoku III playing the role of Yojir˘'s mother in the drama "Horikawa" (print made by ďta Masamitsu in 1950)
The Nakamura Tokiz˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Karoku line of actors
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