|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
1st lunar month of 1848: he took the name of Nakamura Nakaz˘ IV.
11th lunar month of 1853: Nakamura Nakamura Nakaz˘ IV took the name of Nakamura Nakasuke II.
1st lunar month of 1867: Nakamura Nakasuke II took the name of Nakamura Shichigasuke.
January 1875: Nakamura Shichigasuke took the name of Nakamura Kashichi IV at the Chikugo no Shibai, playing the role of Ganryű in the drama "Katakiuchi Nit˘ Eiyűki".
13 February 1881: Kashichi died in ďsaka; his adopted son Nakamura Hikaku died the 20th of February 1881.
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 (top/left), Arashi Sangor˘ VI (top/right), Arashi Rikan IV (bottom/left), Nakamura Shikan IV (bottom/center) and Nakamura Fukusuke III (bottom/right) playing the roles of Fujiwara no Shihei, Sugi˘maru, Sakuramaru, Matsu˘maru and Ume˘maru in the "Kurumabiki" scene of the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which was staged in September 1880 at the Naka no Shibai
The Band˘ Jusabur˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Nakaz˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Nakasuke line of actors
The Nakamura Kashichi line of actors
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