|NAKAMURA KASHICHI IV|
Nakamura Kashichi IV
Real name: Akita Shichigasuke
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Poetry name: Keijaku, Hikaku
Existence: 1817 ~ 13 February 1881
Master: Band˘ Jutar˘ I
Adoptive father: Nakamura Kashichi III
Adopted son: Nakamura Hikaku
Disciple: Nakamura Nakaichi
1840s: he is spotted by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ II in Nagoya. The ďsaka star introduces him to Nakamura Kashichi III, who adopts him later on.
1st lunar month of 1848: Band˘ Jusabur˘ I takes the name of Nakamura Nakaz˘ IV.
11th lunar month of 1853: Nakamura Nakamura Nakaz˘ IV takes the name of Nakamura Nakasuke II.
1st lunar month of 1867: Nakamura Nakasuke II takes the name of Nakamura Shichigasuke.
January 1874: Nakamura Shichigasuke takes the name of Nakamura Kashichi IV at the Chikugo no Shibai, playing at the role of Ganryű in the drama "Katakiuchi Nit˘ Eiyűki".
13 February 1881: Kashichi dies in ďsaka; his adopted son Nakamura Hikaku dies the 20th of February.
Nakamura Kashichi IV was a 19th century actor who made most of his career in Kamigata. Equally at home in sewamono and jidaimono dramas, he specialized in katakiyaku and fukeyaku (in his latter years). He was a talented and popular actor, renowned for the quality of his line-delivery and diction.
Nakamura Kashichi IV playing the role of Ganryű in the drama "Katakiuchi Nit˘ Eiyűki", which was staged in January 1875 at the Chikugo no Shibai (print made by Nakai Yoshitaki)
The Band˘ Jusabur˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Nakaz˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Nakasuke line of actors
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