NAKAMURA KINNOSUKE II

Stage names:

Nakamura Kinnosuke II
Nakamura Shinjir˘

Real name: Ogawa Shinjir˘

Guild: Yorozuya

Birthday: 29 September 1959

Connections:

Great-great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku I

Great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku III

Grandfather: Nakamura Tokiz˘ III

Father: Nakamura Tokiz˘ IV

Brother: Nakamura Tokiz˘ V

Son: Nakamura Hayato

Career:

July 1964: he makes his first appearance on stage at the Kabukiza, receiving the name of Nakamura Shinjir˘ and playing in "Miyajima no Danmari".

May 1968: revival at the National Theatre of "Ura Omote Sendai Hagi"; Shinjir˘ plays the role of Tsuruchiyo [casting].

July 1980: revival at the Kabukiza of the never-performed 5th act of "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"; Shinjir˘ plays the role of Ise Sabur˘ Yoshimori [more details].

July 1981: revival at the Kabukiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi"; Shinjir˘ plays the roles of the koshimoto Fujinami and Denkichi [casting].

April 1987: Shinjir˘ takes part in the revival at the Meijiza of the play "Jűni Hitoe Komachi Zakura", which includes the famous Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no seki no To" [more details].

January 1995: Shinjir˘ takes part in the 14th Kabuki performances at the Asakusa K˘kaid˘ to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Sh˘chiku Company [more details].

1998: Shinjir˘ becomes nadai.

June 1999: Shinjir˘ plays the role of Lord Harima in the play "Banch˘ Sarayashiki" which is performed at the National Theatre. His stage partner in the role of Okiku is Nakamura Shibajaku.

July 2000: Shinjir˘ plays the bombastic role of Soga Gor˘ at the National Theatre in the dance "Ame no Gor˘".

June 2001: Shinjir˘ plays the bombastic role of Soga Gor˘ in the play "Ya-no-Ne", which is performed at the Hakataza (Fukuoka).

January 2002: the National Theatre produces the revival of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Koharunagi Okitsu Shiranami", which has not been played in his full length since 11th lunar month of 1864; Shinjir˘ plays the role of the samurai Tsukimoto Kazumanosuke.

April 2007: Nakamura Shinjir˘ takes the name of Nakamura Kinnosuke II at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Toraz˘/Ushiwakamaru, Ch˘kichi/Yogor˘ and Isobe Kazunosuke in "Kikubatake", "Sum˘ba" and "Sakanaya S˘gor˘".

September 2007: Kinnosuke celebrates his shűmei in the Western provinces, playing the roles of Hanaregoma Shirobŕ and Azuma no Yoshir˘ (in reality Mashiba Hisayoshi) in "Banch˘ Sarayashiki" and "Modori Kago".

December 2007: Kinnosuke celebrates his shűmei in Ky˘to at the Minamiza, playing the roles of Togashi Saemon and Soga Gor˘ in "Kanjinch˘" and "Kotobuki Soga no Taimen".

July 2008: Kinnosuke celebrates his shűmei in the Central provinces, playing the role of Rokusuke in the drama "Keya-mura".

October 2008: Kinnosuke celebrates his shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza, playing the roles of Konoshita T˘kichi, Minamoto no Yoriie and Lord Matsue in "Kinkakuji", "Shuzenji Monogatari" and "K˘chiyama".

March 2009: Kabuki adaptation by the famous stage director Ninagawa Yukio of Shakespeareĺs "Twelfth Night", which is entitled "Ninagawa Jűniya", from the 24th to the 28th of March 2009 in London (UK) at the Barbican Theater; Kinnosuke plays the role of ďshino Sadaijin (Orsino) [more details]. The same play is staged with the same casting in June 2009 at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and in July 2009 at the Sh˘chikuza.

February 2010: revival at the Kabukiza of the Nagauta-based dance "Tsume˘", which is staged to commemorate the 22nd anniversary (23rd memorial service) of late Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII; Kinnosuke plays the role of the sh˘ya [casting].

November 2011: 4th Kabuki program with Kataoka Ainosuke as zagashira at the Eirakukan, a renovated traditional theater built in the city of Toyooka (prefecture of Hy˘go) [more details].

November 2014: the Annual Festive Face-Showing Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza commemorates the 32nd anniversary (33rd memorial service) of the passing away of Matsumoto Haku˘. His two sons, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ and Living National Treasure Nakamura Kichiemon, are the zagashira [more details].

December 2014: "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku" is staged as a t˘shi ky˘gen (5 acts, 6 scenes), including the rarely-staged "Fujikawa Shinseki" and "Okazaki Yamada K˘bŕ Sumika" acts (they were staged for the last time more than 44 years ago, in September 1970 at the National Theatre), at the National Theatre with Nakamura Kichiemon as zagashira; Kinnosuke plays the role of Sawai Matagor˘ [more details].

November 2015: revival at the National Theatre of the drama "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi" (t˘shi ky˘gen in 4 acts); Kinnosuke plays the roles of Takezawa Kenmotsu Hidetoki and the ghost of Nitta Yoshioki [more details|casting].

Comments:

Nakamura Kinnosuke II is a talented tachiyaku of the Yorozuya guild.

The mon of Nakamura Kinnosuke II

The Nakamura Kinnosuke line of actors

 
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