NAKAMURA MATSUE
   
SIX GENERATIONS
Nakamura Matsue I
  The actor Nakamura Rik˘ I held the name of Nakamura Matsue I from the 11th lunar month of 1761 to the 10th lunar month of 1773.

Nakamura Matsue I playing the role of Okaru in the 7th act of the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in the 4th lunar month of 1771 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Ippitsusai Bunch˘)

Nakamura Matsue II
Nakamura Matsue II  In Japanese | Ichikawa Mitsuz˘  In Japanese
 

Son of the low-ranking actor Ichikawa Kyűz˘, he started his career as a disciple of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V, who gave him the name of Ichikawa Mitsuz˘. He made his first stage appearance as a koyaku actor in the 11th lunar month of 1775, at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Hana Zum˘ Genji Biiki". He became wakaonnagata in 1784. He definitively settled in Ky˘to in 1799 and took the name of Nakamura Matsue II in the 11th lunar month of 1802 at the Inaba Yakushiji Shibai (a miyaji shibai venue). His name disappeared from theater playbills at the beginning of the Bunka era.

Nakamura Matsue III
 

The actor Nakamura Tomijűr˘ II held the name of Nakamura Matsue III from the 11th lunar month of 1813 to the 10th lunar month of 1821, then from the 11th lunar month of 1823 to the 12th lunar month of 1823, and finally from Spring 1825 the 12th lunar month of 1832.

Nakamura Matsue III playing in the drama "Hana no Kumo Yayoi no Irokoromo", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1814 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Nakamura Matsue IV
Nakamura Matsue IV  In Japanese | Nakamura Baika I  In Japanese | Nakamura Umesuke  In Japanese | Nakamura Tamanosuke I  In Japanese
 

Born in 1814. He started his career as the adopted son of Nakamura Utaemon III, who gave him the name of Nakamura Tamanosuke I. He made his first stage appearance in the 11th lunar month of 1816, in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai, performing as a koyaku actor. Then, he joined a kodomo shibai troupe in ďsaka and received the name of Nakamura Umesuke in the 1st lunar month of 1828. He took the name of Nakamura Baika I in the 1st lunar month of 1831, becoming both a zamoto and a wakaonnagata actor, producing the new year drama "Keisei Shigeshige Yawa" at the Naka no Shibai. He finally took the name of Nakamura Matsue IV in the 1st lunar month of 1835, playing at the Kado no Shibai the roles of Princess Sakura and Osuwa in the new year drama "Keisei Iriai Zakura". He did not hold this name for a long time for he died the following month, the 15th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1835.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Baika, Baishi Ky˘senya

Nakamura Matsue IV and Nakamura Shikan II playing the roles of Princess Sakura and the priest Seigen in the drama "Keisei Iriai Zakura", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1835 at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Shumbaisai Hokuei)

Nakamura Matsue 4.5
 

The actor Nakamura Daikichi III held the name of Nakamura Matsue from 1846 to Winter 1848 but he is not considered as a regular member of this line.

Nakamura Matsue V
 

The actor Nakamura Kaishun II held the name of Nakamura Matsue V from April 1967 to March 2002.

Nakamura Matsue VI
 

The actor Nakamura Matsue VI is the current holder of the name since April 2006.

 
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