NAKAMURA KICHINOSUKE
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Nakamura Kichinosuke 0.1
Nakamura Kichinosuke  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Nakamura Kumetar˘ I, he held the name of Nakamura Kichinosuke between the 11th lunar month of 1766 and 1800. he was first an iroko then became a minor wakaonnagata.

The name of Nakamura Kichinosuke in the 1767 Ky˘to hy˘banki (the zone within the red shape - the name of his master is in the blue box)

Nakamura Kichinosuke 0.2
Nakamura Kichinosuke  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, he held the name of Nakamura Kichinosuke between the 11th lunar month of 1773 and 1775. No record afterwards.

Nakamura Kichinosuke 0.3
Nakamura Kichinosuke  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Relationship to the Nakamura clan unknown. He was first-recorded as performing in ďsaka in kodomo shibai from the 1st lunar month of 1817. A few records afterwards up to 1835 but it was not clearly clarified whether or not the 1835 Nakamura Kichinosuke was the same actor as the 1817 Nakamura Kichinosuke.

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Nakamura Kichinosuke  In Japanese
 

A minor actor held the name of Nakamura Kichinosuke between 1901 and 1920.

Nakamura Kichinosuke I
 

The actor Kataoka Matsutar˘ held the name of Nakamura Kichinosuke I from June 1921 to October 1925.

Nakamura Kichinosuke II
Nakamura Kichinosuke II  In Japanese | Nakamura Kichio  In Japanese
 

Born in T˘ky˘ the 20th of May 1933. Son of the owner of a famous eel restaurant in the district of Kudanshita, which was a favorite eating place for the star Nakamura Kichiemon I who accepted him as a disciple. He made his debut on stage in December 1946 and received the name of Nakamura Kichio, performing at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ in the dance-drama "Kioi Jishi". He took the name of Nakamura Kichinosuke II in September 1955 at the Kabukiza, performing in the dramas "Nij˘j˘ no Kiyomasa" and "Sh˘chikubai Yushima no Kakegaku", which were staged within a special program commemorating the 1st anniversary (2nd memorial service) of the passing away of Nakamura Kichiemon I and also celebrating the shűmei of Nakamura Sen'ya II and the hatsubutai of Nakamura Yonekichi IV. In 1961, following his second master 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 Kichinosuke went back to the Sh˘chiku Company in 1972. He was also a mainstay at the National Theatre. He performed in January 1978 at the Kabukiza in the dramas "Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari" and "Ohama Goten". He left the Kabuki world afterwards.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Harimaya Abe Yűji
Nakamura Kichinosuke III
 

The actor Nakamura Kichinoj˘ III held the name of Nakamura Kichinosuke III from April 1994 to August 2016.

 
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