NAKAMURA KAMENOJď I

Stage names:

Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I In Japanese
Ogino Izabur˘ IV In Japanese
Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I In Japanese

Guild: Daikokuya, Yoshidaya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry names: Kajaku, Jujaku

Existence: 17th day of the 8th lunar month of 1828 ~ 25 March 1881

Career:

9th lunar month of 1852: the play "Sesshű Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji" is staged for the first time in Edo, at the Ichimuraza; Kamenoj˘ plays the role of Princess Asaka [casting].

1st lunar month of 1854: Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I takes the name of Ogino Izabur˘ IV.

7th lunar month of 1854: he takes back the name of Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I.

3rd lunar month of 1858: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Edo Zakura Kiyomizu Seigen"; the nibanme of this drama is now entitled "Kurotegumi Kuruwa no Tatehiki" in the Kabuki repertoire (commonly called "Kurotegumi Sukeroku"); Kamenoj˘ plays the role of the shinz˘ Shiratama [more details].

1st lunar month of 1860: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Sannin Kichisa Kuruwa no Hatsugai"; Kamenoj˘ plays the roles of Otose, Ch˘jiya Yoshino and Osugi [casting].

3rd lunar month of 1860: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Kagamiyama Gonichi no Iwafuji"; Kamenoj˘ plays the role of Matasuke's sister [casting].

1st lunar month of 1863: Kamenoj˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent).

4th lunar month of 1864: premiere at the Moritaza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Wakaba no Ume Ukina no Yokogushi" (commonly called "Kirare Otomi"); Kamenoj˘ plays the role of Genzaemon's wife Otaki [casting].

25 March 1881: Kamenoj˘ dies.

Comments:

Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I was an Edo onnagata actor, who achieved some fame for himself during the 1850s and 1860s.

Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I playing the role of Okimi in the drama "Sandai Banashi K˘za no Shinsaku", which was staged in the 2nd lunar month of 1863 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada II)

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1852

Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1854

The Ogino Izabur˘ line of actors

 
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