KAMOGAWA NOSHIO
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Kamogawa Noshio I
Kamogawa Noshio I  In Japanese | Kagawa Fujinosuke  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. His first stage name was Kagawa Fujinosuke, when he performed in his prime in Ky˘to koshibai. He became wakaonnagata and took the name of Kamogawa Noshio I in 1692. He was active in Kamigata up to the end of 1703. This was followed by a long absence, with no record in Kabuki history. Did he travel with tabi shibai troupes? Was he on sick leave? He was back on stage in Ky˘to in the 1st lunar month of 1711 but we don't know what happened to him afterwards. He used two types of traditional hats on stage, the yaden b˘shi (the yaden hat) or the murasaki b˘shi (the purple hat), which both became the latest fashion in Kamigata, especially the yaden hat. He was the father of Kasaya Matakur˘ I and the grandfather of both Kasaya Matakur˘ II and Nakamura Noshio I.

Kamogawa Noshio I performing in the ni-no-kawari drama "Kan Sh˘j˘", which was staged in ďsaka in 1702

Kamogawa Noshio II
 

The actor Nakamura Noshio I held the name of Kamogawa Noshio II from his prime to the 10th lunar month of 1768.

 
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