NAKAMURA KOMANOSUKE
   
SEVEN GENERATIONS
Nakamura Komanosuke I
 

The actor Nakamura Shikan III held the name of Nakamura Komanosuke I from the 9th lunar month of 1818 to the 10th lunar month of 1825.

Nakamura Komanosuke II
 

Unknown actor.

Nakamura Komanosuke III
 

Unknown actor.

Nakamura Komanosuke IV
 

Unknown actor.

Nakamura Komanosuke V
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Relationship to the Kagaya guild unknown. The actor Nakamura Komanosuke V was active in Kamigata at the end of the Edo period. He temporarily took the name of Arashi Rikaku in the 3rd lunar month of 1865 and held it up to the 8th lunar month of 1865, as he took back the name of Nakamura Komanosuke V in the 9th lunar month of 1865. He played some important roles like Princess Toki in "Kamakura Sandaiki" in the 11th lunar month of 1859 at the Chikugo no Shibai or Issun Tokubŕ in "Natsu Matsuri" in the 5th lunar month of 1866 at the Naka no Shibai (sharing the stage with Jitsukawa Enjaku I and Jitsukawa Gakujűr˘ II in the roles of Ishikawa Goemon and Tsuribune Sabu). He was quite popular and his ranking in the 1st lunar month of 1865 in the Kamigata hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was one black stroke above j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi [visual].

Nakamura Komanosuke V playing the role of Issun Tokubŕ in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1866 at the Naka no Shibai (print made bu Nakai Yoshitaki)

Print made by Nakai Yoshitaki in 1865

Nakamura Komanosuke VI
 

Born in 1849. Relationship to the Nakamura clan and first stage names unknown. He was recorded in 1877 as a member of the troupe led by Ichikawa Udanji I, performing under the name of Ichikawa Tamanosuke. He took the names of Nakamura Shibanosuke and Nakamura Komanosuke VI at unknown times. He settled in T˘ky˘ in 1888 and became zagashira at the Harukiza in 1896. He retired at the end of the 1890s, in the village of ďtani in Tamashima, province of Bicchű (western part of the current prefecture of Okayama), where he became the head of a Sect. He died there the 16th of March of 1900.

Nakamura Komanosuke VI playing the role of ďboshi Rikiya in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in May 1874 at the Kado no Shibai (print made bu Nakai Yoshitaki)

Nakamura Komanosuke VII
 

The actor Arashi San'emon XI held the name of Nakamura Komanosuke VII from February 1929 to December 1947.

Nakamura Komanosuke VII playing the role of Ume˘maru in the "Ga no Iwai" scene of the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"

 
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