|NAKAMURA KINNOSUKE II|
Nakamura Kinnosuke II
Real name: Ogawa Shinjir˘
Birthday: 29 September 1959
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
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].
1998: Shinjir˘ becomes nadai.
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".
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 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].
The mon of Nakamura Kinnosuke II
The Nakamura Kinnosuke line of actors
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