|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˘ took part in the revival at the Meijiza of the play "Jűni Hitoe Komachi Zakura", which included the famous Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no seki no To" [more details].
1998: Shinjir˘ became nadai.
January 2002: revival at the National Theatre of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Koharunagi Okitsu Shiranami", which had not been played in his full length since 11th lunar month of 1864; Shinjir˘ played the role of the samurai Tsukimoto Kazumanosuke.
April 2007: Nakamura Shinjir˘ took 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 celebrated 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 celebrated 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 was entitled "Ninagawa Jűniya", from the 24th to the 28th of March 2009 in London (UK) at the Barbican Theater; Kinnosuke played the role of ďshino Sadaijin (Orsino) [more details]. The same play was 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 was staged to commemorate the 22nd anniversary (23rd memorial service) of late Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII; Kinnosuke played the role of the sh˘ya [casting].
November 2014: the Annual Festive Face-Showing Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza commemorated 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, were the zagashira [more details].
December 2014: "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku" was 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 played 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 played the roles of Takezawa Kenmotsu Hidetoki and the ghost of Nitta Yoshioki [more details|casting].
March 2017: "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku" was staged as a t˘shi ky˘gen at the National Theatre. The core of this revival was "Okazaki". The third act, commonly called "Engakuji", which was staged for the last time in February 1931 at the Meijiza, was revived as well; Kinnosuke played the role of Sawai Matagor˘ [more details | casting].
The mon of Nakamura Kinnosuke II
The Nakamura Kinnosuke line of actors
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