NAKAMURA KICHIJ█Rď
   
FOUR GENERATIONS (2 LINES)
The Old Line
Nakamura Kichijűr˘ 0.1
Nakamura Kichijűr˘  In Japanese
 

An Edo iroko performed at the Moritaza in the 11th lunar month of 1744. No record afterwards.

Nakamura Kichijűr˘ I
Nakamura Kichijűr˘ I  In Japanese | Nakamura Inosuke  In Japanese
 

Born in 1743. Disciple of Nakamura Kumetar˘ I, he started his career in Kamigata at the end of the 1750s, performing under the name of Nakamura Inosuke. He became tachiyaku and took the name of Nakamura Kichijűr˘ I in the 11th lunar month of 1762. Later, he switched to katakiyaku roles. He played in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1768 the role of Iwagami Hy˘ta in the kaomise drama "Enmusubi Asahi no Shimadai", sharing the same stage with his master in a drama which was produced by Onoe Kumesuke. This was his last kaomise for he died in Ky˘to the 19th day of the 10th lunar month of 1769.

Nakamura Kichijűr˘ I playing the role of R˘ikkan in the kaomise drama "Tanomi-agemasu Goken Butsusama" (similar to "Kokusen'ya Gassen"), which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1764 at the Minamigawa no Shibai

Nakamura Kichijűr˘ 1.2
Nakamura Kichijűr˘  In Japanese
 

The name of Nakamura Kichijűr˘ was held by a minor actor in Kamigata during the Meiwa era, at the end of the 1760s and the beginning of the 1770s.

Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II
Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II  In Japanese | Nakamura Kichiz˘ IV  In Japanese | Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II  In Japanese | Nakamura Shirohachi  In Japanese | Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II  In Japanese | Nakamura Kichiz˘ IV  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Younger brother of Nakamura Kichijűr˘ I, his first stage name was Nakamura Kichiz˘ IV, which he received in the 11th lunar month of 1766 at the Naka no Shibai, where he performed as an iroko. He took the name of Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II in the 11th lunar month of 1776 in Ky˘to, performing in the kaomise drama "Saiwai Gura Manp˘ no Irifune", which was produced by Ogurayama Toyosaki at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater and also celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Ky˘jűr˘ II. He took the name of Nakamura Shirohachi in the 1st lunar month of 1785 and switched back to Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II in the 11th lunar month of 1787. Then, he changed to Nakamura Kichiz˘ IV in the 1st lunar month of 1788. He finally took back the name of Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II in the 11th lunar month of 1791 in Ky˘to at the Nishi no Shibai, where he played the role of Nekomata in the kaomise drama "Hakubai Genji Shugi no Hajime", which was produced by Anegawa Kumajir˘.No record afterwards. He was a supporting katakiuchi actor.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Izumiya Toramaru (?)
Nakamura Kichijűr˘ 2.3
Nakamura Kichijűr˘  In Japanese
 

A koyaku actor held the name of Nakamura Kichijűr˘ in 1832 and 1833. No record afterwards.

The New Line
Nakamura Kichijűr˘ I
Nakamura Kichijűr˘ I  In Japanese
 

Born the 29th of July 1885. Son of Ichikawa Takisabur˘, he started his career in kodomo shibai but we did not find any record for his youth career. He became a disciple of Nakamura Kichiemon I at the end of the 1880s and received the name of Nakamura Kichijűr˘ I. He joined the cinema world in 1917 and was active up to the end of 1937. No record afterwards. Unknown day of death.

The list of Nakamura Kichijűr˘'s movies (in Japanese)

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Harimaya Usui Shun'ichi
Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II
Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II  In Japanese | Nakamura Kichibŕ II  In Japanese | Nakamura Kichisa II  In Japanese
 

Born the 12th of December 1907. Son of Nakamura Kichijűr˘ I and disciple of Nakamura Kichiemon I, he made his first stage appearance (hatsubutai) in January 1922 at the Shintomiza, where he received the name of Nakamura Kichisa II. He became nadai and took the name of Nakamura Kichibŕ II in May 1935 at the Meijiza. This name was not held for 170 years! He finally took the name of Nakamura Kichijűr˘ II in November 1945 at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘. In 1961, following Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII and others actors, he left the Sh˘chiku Company to sign an exclusive contract with the T˘h˘ Company. The T˘h˘ Kabuki troupe lasted 11 years and Kichijűr˘ went back to the Sh˘chiku Company in 1972. He appeared on stage for the last time in September 1976, in T˘ky˘ at the Imperial Theater, where he played the role of Taira no Kunika in the drama "Kaze to Kumo to Niji to". One of the two veterans of Nakamura Kichiemon I's troupe, along with Nakamura Kichinoj˘ I, he was nicknamed the young bant˘ (Wakabant˘ in Japanese) as he also excelled in bant˘ roles, just like Nakamura Kichinoj˘ I who was nicknamed the grand bant˘ (ďbant˘ in Japanese). He was also a living memory for Nakamura Kichiemon I's kata and helped transmitting them. He died the 5th of October 1977.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Harimaya Usui Shuntar˘
 
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