|NAKAMURA KAROKU V|
Real name: Ogawa Shin'ichi
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Birthday: 14 October 1950
Great-great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku I
Great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku III
Grandfather: Nakamura Tokiz˘ III
Father: Nakamura Kash˘ II
Brother: Nakamura Matagor˘ III
April 1979: historic revival at the Meijiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV long-forgotten play "Haji Momiji Ase no Kaomise" (commonly called "Date no Jűyaku"); Yonekichi played the roles of Yamanaka Shikanosuke and Okinoi [casting].
June 1981: great shűmei at the Kabukiza for the Yorozuya guild; Nakamura Yonekichi IV, Nakamura Baishi III, Nakamura Mitsuteru and Ogawa Mikihiro respectively took the names of Nakamura Karoku V, Nakamura Tokiz˘ V, Nakamura Kash˘ III and Nakamura Shid˘ II. The new Karoku played the role of Ichij˘ ďkura Naganari in the drama "Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari".
November 2015: revival at the National Theatre of the drama "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi" (t˘shi ky˘gen in 4 acts); Karoku played the roles of Eda Hangan Kagetsura and the ferryman Tonbŕ [more details|casting].
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; Karoku played the role of Yamada K˘bŕ [more details | casting].
The mon of Nakamura Karoku V
The Nakamura Yonekichi line of actors
The Nakamura Karoku line of actors
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