Matsumoto Komagor˘ I

The actor Ichikawa Yaoz˘ IX held the name of Matsumoto Komagor˘ I from April 1929 to May 1953.

Matsumoto Komagor˘ II
Matsumoto Komagor˘ II  In Japanese | Matsumoto Somenosuke  In Japanese | Band˘ Rokumaru  In Japanese | Band˘ Kitsuji  In Japanese | Band˘ Rokumaru  In Japanese

Born in T˘ky˘ the 3rd of July 1919. He started his career as a disciple of Ichimura Uzaemon XV, who gave him the name of Band˘ Rokumaru. He made his debut on stage in 1925 at the H˘rakuza. He also held the name of Band˘ Kitsuji for a while. He became a disciple of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII in 1928 and received the name of Matsumoto Somenosuke. He became nadai and celebrated the event in June 1948 at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘, where he performed in the drama "Manaita no Ch˘bŕ". He took the name of Matsumoto Komagor˘ II in September 1957 at the Kabukiza [1], performing in "Onna Shijin" and "M˘ja Zuma". Following his masters of the K˘raiya guild, he left the Sh˘chiku Company for the T˘h˘ Company to perform in T˘h˘ Kabuki. He went back to the Sh˘chiku Company and appeared on stage for the last time in October 1976, in Nagoya at the Misonoza, where he played the role of a taiko mochi in "Gion Ichiriki Jaya". Then, he retired from the Kabuki world. Date of death unknown.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Iwai K˘jir˘ K˘raiya

Matsumoto Komagor˘ II

Matsumoto Komagor˘ III
Matsumoto Komagor˘ III  In Japanese | Matsumoto K˘tar˘ II  In Japanese | Matsumoto Kin'ichi II  In Japanese

Born in T˘ky˘ Akasaka the 24th of November 1939. He started his career as a disciple of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII, who gave him the name of Matsumoto Kin'ichi II. He made his debut on stage in April 1960, in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza, where he played a soldier role in the drama "Moritsuna Jin'ya". He became nadai and celebrated the event by taking the name of Matsumoto K˘tar˘ II in December 1971 at the Imperial Theater, where he played the role of Takata Unpachi, Yazama Jűtar˘, a k˘ken and Hayase Kingo in "Shibaraku", "Gion Ichiriki Jaya", "Kanjinch˘" and "Matsuura no Taiko". He took the name of Matsumoto Komagor˘ III in November 2014 at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Kajiwara Heiji Kagetaka and the bansotsu Gunnai in "Kumagai Jin'ya" and "Kanjinch˘" [2]. This supporting tachiyaku actor is still active on Kabuki stages.

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
Miyagawa Shun'ichir˘ K˘sen K˘raiya

[1] This program celebrated also the shűmei of 3 others nadai actors: Matsumoto K˘jaku I, Nakamura Kichigor˘ I and Matsumoto K˘nosuke. It was also the hatsubutai of Ichikawa Arajir˘ III and Matsumoto Matsunosuke.

[2] These dramas were staged within a program commemorating the 32nd anniversary (33rd memorial service) of the passing away of Matsumoto Haku˘ I.

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