BANDď MATAJ█Rď
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Band˘ Matajűr˘ I
 

The actor Band˘ Matajűr˘ I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1705 to the middle of the 1730s.

Band˘ Matajűr˘ I performing in the kaomise drama "Genji Moy˘ Ichimai Gushi", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1722 at the ďnishi no Shibai

Band˘ Matajűr˘ II
 

The actor ďtani Hirohachi II held the name of Band˘ Matajűr˘ II before 1783.

Band˘ Matajűr˘ III
Nakamura Jűz˘ IV [1]  In Japanese | Band˘ Matajűr˘ III  In Japanese | Kataoka Gach˘  In Japanese | Kataoka Matsusuke II [2]  In Japanese | Arashi Ichitar˘  In Japanese | Sakata Ichitar˘  In Japanese
 

Born in 1780. He started his career in ďsaka miyaji shibai, performing in kodomo shibai under the name of Sakata Ichitar˘. He became disciple of the actor Arashi Kichitar˘ III, became wakaonnagata and received the name of Arashi Ichitar˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1799 [3] to perform in ďsaka at the Kita no Shinchi Shibai. He became a disciple of Kataoka Nizaemon VII, who gave him the name of Kataoka Matsusuke II [2] in the 3rd lunar month of 1806 [4] in Ise at the Naka-no-Jiz˘ Shibai. He went to Edo in Fall 1813. He performed at the Moritaza in the kaomise drama "Gohiiki Tsunagi Uma". He achieved a great success by playing in the same theater in the 6th lunar month of 1814 the roles of the yakko Edohei, Takemura Sadanoshin and the menoto Shigenoi in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna". He took the name of Kataoka Gach˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1815 at the Nakamuraza, performing in the kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Oedo no Kaburaya", which also celebrated the shűmei of Onoe Kikugor˘ III and welcomed in Edo the actor Sawamura Tanosuke II. He became disciple of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III and took the name of Band˘ Matajűr˘ III in the 11th lunar month of 1816 at the Kawarazakiza, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Kiyomori Eiga no Utena", which also celebrated the shűmei of S˘ry˘ Jinroku II, ďtani Bajű II, Sakata Hanjűr˘, Ichikawa Momotar˘ I, Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ III and Ichikawa Kodanji III. He took the name of Nakamura Jűz˘ IV [1] in the 11th lunar month of 1819 at the Nakamuraza, where he performed in the kaomise drama "Hana no Iro Yatsushi Kuronushi". He went back to ďsaka in 1822 to perform mostly in hama shibai. He left ďsaka in the first quarter of 1832 to perform in Nagoya. The weather was terrible, snow was heavily falling and he died frozen along with several of his travel companions while going through the Happ˘ Pass [5] the 26th of the 1st lunar month of 1832 [6]. He was the father of Nakamura Matsusuke.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Nakamura Jűz˘ IV in kabuki21.com.

Yag˘ Haimy˘
Kawachiya Gach˘

Band˘ Matajűr˘ III playing the role of Hokaib˘ in the drama "Furisode Sumidagawa", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1819 at the Kawarazakiza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

[1] Nakamura Jűz˘ V in the latest edition (2012) of the "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran"; we've decided to stay in line with Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

[2] Kataoka Matsusuke I in the latest edition (2012) of the "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran"; we've decided to stay in line with Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

[3] 1804 in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten"; we've decided to stay in line with the latest edition (2012) of the "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[4] the 7th lunar month of 1808 in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten"; we've decided to stay in line with the latest edition (2012) of the "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[5] nowadays, it is called the Nenohira pass (Nenohira T˘ge in Japanese).

[6] the 21st day of the 2nd lunar month of the 3rd year of the Tenp˘ era was the 27th of February 1832 in the western calendar.

 
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