KAMAKURA HEIKURď
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Kamakura Heikur˘ I
 

The actor Kamakura Heikur˘ I held this name from before 1721 to 1743 (?).

The actors Somematsu Shichisabur˘ I (left) and Kamakura Heikur˘ I (right) playing the roles of Unemenosuke and Mochizuki T˘suke in the kaomise drama "Oiwai N˘ Nishiki no Manmaku", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1739 in Ky˘to

Kamakura Heikur˘ II
Kamakura Heikur˘ II  In Japanese | Ichikawa Matakur˘  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. He was related to Kamakura Heikur˘ I but he started his career in the Ichikawa clan, He made his debut on stage in the 12th lunar month of 1755 in Ky˘to, performing under the name of Ichikawa Matakur˘ at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Homare Otoko Bandaigura", which was produced by Nanba Matsunosuke. He became katakiyaku and took the name of Kamakura Heikur˘ II at the ďnishi no Shibai, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Shiki Samban Okina Kagami". He went to Edo in Fall 1759 but could not perform at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama because of a late arrival. He appeared on stage for the last time, in Edo at the Moritaza, where he performed in the drama "Mina Mezame Yuriwaka Daijin". His ranking in the 1767 Edo hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-(shiro)j˘ (superior - (white) superior). He died the 24th day of the 10th lunar month 1767.

The actors Kamakura Heikur˘ II (top/left) and ďtani Hiroji III (bottom/right) playing the roles of ďmi no Kot˘ta and Oni˘ Danzabur˘ in the new year drama "Fűjibumi Sakae Soga", which was staged in the 2nd lunar month of 1763 at the Ichimuraza

Kamakura Heikur˘ III
Kamakura Heikur˘ III  In Japanese | Ichikawa Senz˘  In Japanese
 

A minor katakiyaku actor held the name of Kamakura Heikur˘ III between 1798 and 1801. His previous stage name was Ichikawa Senz˘ and his haimy˘ was Kid˘.

Kamakura Heikur˘ IV
Kamakura Heikur˘ IV  In Japanese | Matsumoto Senz˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. His first stage name was Matsumoto Senz˘. He took the name of Kamakura Heikur˘ IV in Edo in 1822. This minor katakiuchi actor was active up to 1830.

Mimasu Gennosuke I (left) and Kamakura Heikur˘ IV (right) in the backstage of the Nakamuraza in a print made by Utagawa Kunisada I in 1823

 
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