Real name: Kema Teiji
Existence: 31 July 1880 ~ 14 May 1957
Masters: Fukuchi ďchi, Murakami Namiroku, Tsubuchi Sh˘y˘
Disciple: Hasegawa K˘en
1913: he briefly took the name of Tsuruya Nanboku VI and held it for a few years during the Taish˘ era.
16 October 1934: Kataoka Nizaemon XI died.
1 February 1935: Nakamura Ganjir˘ I died.
January 1947: Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Ikutama Shinjű" was revived at the ďsaka Kabukiza, using a new script written by Kema Nanboku and entitled "Osaga Kaheiji"; it was staged in a special program commemorating the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) of the passing away of Nakamura Ganjir˘ I and celebrating the shűmei of Nakamura Ganjir˘ II [more details].
14 May 1957: Kema Nanboku died.
Kema Nanboku was a Taish˘/Sh˘wa Kamigata sakusha, who worked closely with two stage giants: Kataoka Nizaemon XI and Nakamura Ganjir˘ I. He worked on more than 100 theater scripts. He also wrote many books like "Sakusha-beya kara" or "ďsaka no Ganjir˘". He was also a famous haiku poet.
A monument dedicated to Kema Nanboku, with one of his most famous haiku carved upon it, and located at the northern eastern corner of the Aiau Bridge in ďsaka
The Tsuruya Nanboku line of playwrights
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