NAKAMURA KICHIEMON
   
FOUR GENERATIONS (2 LINES)
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Nakamura Kichiemon I
 

The actor Nakamura Kichiemon I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1759 to the 1st lunar month of 1760, then from the 11th lunar month of 1761 to the 6th lunar month of 1770.

Nakamura Kichiemon I playing the role of Nan Yohŕ in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki", which was staged in the 12th lunar month of 1762 at the Naka no Shibai

Nakamura Kichiemon II
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Nakamura Kichinosuke, an actor related to Nakamura Kichiemon I, he started his career as a wakaonnagata named Nakamura Kichiz˘ III. He spent most of his acting years in hama shibai and occasionally performed at the ďnishi no Shibai. He took the name of Nakamura Kichiemon II in 1813 and his name appeared on a theater playbill for the last time in the 4th lunar month of 1812.

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The New Line
Nakamura Kichiemon I
  The actor Nakamura Kichiemon I held this name from 1897 to September 1954.

Nakamura Kichiemon I playing the role of Nikki Danj˘ in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi" (print made by Natori Shunsen)

Nakamura Kichiemon II
  The actor Nakamura Kichiemon II is the current holder of the name since May 1965.

Nakamura Kichiemon II playing the role of T˘kichi in the drama "Kinkakuji" in a print made by Tsuruya K˘kei in December 1988
Print courtesy of Castle Fine Arts, Inc. (all rights reserved)

 
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