NAKAMURA KIYOSABURď
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I
  The actor Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I held this name from the 1720s to the 6th lunar month of 1777.

Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I performing in the kaomise drama "Mutsu no Hana Ume no Kaomise", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1769 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Ippitsusai Bunch˘)

Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ II
Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ II  In Japanese | Nakamura Matsubŕ III  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son (or adopted son?) of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I. His first stage name was Nakamura Matsubŕ III and he became a wakaonnagata in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1776. He took the name of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ II in the 11th lunar month of 1778 at the Naka no Shibai, playing the role of Orikoto in the kaomise drama "Toki-ni T˘dai Sennin Kagami". He went to Edo with Arashi Hinasuke I in Fall 1780 and played at the Moritaza in the 11th lunar month of 1780 the role of the keisei ďyodo in the kaomise drama "Tokimekiya Oedo no Hatsuyuki". He went back to ďsaka in 1781, where he ended his career in koshibai venues or tabi shibai. His last-recorded performance was in Ise at the Furuichi no Shibai in 1786. He was excellent in yatsushigoto and was most likely the adoptive father of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ III.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kagy˘ Iseya
Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ III
Takeda Kiyoz˘  In Japanese | Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ III  In Japanese | Nakamura Kiyoz˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was born in Kamigata and was most likely the adopted son of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ II. His first stage name was Nakamura Kiyoz˘ and he took the name of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ III in 1799. He did not perform in ˘shibai, only in miyaji shibai or tabi shibai in Kamigata. He took the name of Takeda Kiyoz˘ around 1808, when he performed in ďsaka at the Gory˘ no Shibai (miyaji shibai). We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappeared from the records. He was a wakaonnagata actor. Was he the master of Nakamura Kagy˘ (the question is open)?

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kagy˘ ???
Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ IV
Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ IV  In Japanese | Nakamura Ich˘ I  In Japanese
  Date of birth unknown. Disciple of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XIII, his first stage name was Nakamura Ich˘ I. He took the name of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ IV in January 1875 at the Shintomiza. This onnagata actor unfortunately died in his prime, the 19th of October 1877.

Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ IV playing the role of Princess Kariya in the drama "Tenmagű Iroha no Kakegaku", which was staged in March 1875 at the Shintomiza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ V
Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ V  In Japanese | Kataoka Ich˘maru  In Japanese | Kataoka Rojaku  In Japanese | Kataoka Ich˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career as a disciple of Kataoka Ichiz˘ I. He held during his training years the names of Kataoka Ich˘, Kataoka Rojaku and Kataoka Ich˘maru. He became a disciple of the Kamigata star Nakamura S˘jűr˘ and took the name of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ V in March 1875 in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai. This onnagata actor was active in Kamigata up to Fall 1883. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappeared from the records.

 
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