The yag˘ Narikomaya was created by the star Nakamura Utaemon IV, who preferred it to the usual Kagaya.
This new yag˘ was related to a present made by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV to Nakamura Utaemon I when he was on tour in Edo: the Edo star gave to the Kamigata
actor a beautiful costum decorated with a Chinese chess piece pattern (koma in Japanese).
The yag˘ of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV was Naritaya. Narikomaya was therefore created using the ideograms koma and nari, the first ideogram of Naritaya.
Narikomaya is the guild name of the following contemporary actors: