NAKAMURA TZ
   
SIX GENERATIONS
Nakamura Tz I
 

The actor Nakamura Tz I held this name from 1780 to the 10th lunar month of 1782, then from 1790 to the 3rd lunar month of 1798.

The actors Nakamura Tz I (left) and Arashi Konomatsu (right) performing at the Kitagawa no Shibai in the 11th lunar month of 1780

Nakamura Tz II
 

The actor Nakamura Tz II held this name from the 3rd lunar month of 1808 to the 7th lunar month of 1816.

Nakamura Tz II in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Nakamura Tz III
 

Born in 1791. He started his career as a disciple of Nakamura Utaemon III, who gave him the name of Nakamura Hashiz. He took the names of Nakamura Ygor and Nakamura Shibaroku in saka in the 11th lunar month of 1813 and in Kyto in the 11th lunar month of 1816. He went to Edo with his master and Asao Tomoz II at the beginning of 1818. He took the name of Nakamura Tz III in the 9th lunar month of 1818 at the Nakamuraza, playing in the drama "Taiheiki Chshin Kshaku". He went back to saka in Fall 1819. He took the name of Nakamura Jgy in Kyto in the 11th lunar month of 1835. He reverted to the name of Nakamura Tz III in 1836, which he kept up to 1840 when he took again the name of Nakamura Jgy. He definitively reverted to the name of Nakamura Tz III in 1842 and died in saka the 11th of the 6th lunar month of 1848. He was a good katakiyaku but did not really achieve fame for himself.

Haimy Yag
Jgy, Shiriku, Tshi Kagaya

Nakamura Tz III (top/standing) and Band Mitsugor III (bottom) playing the roles of Yasui Hikozaemon and Fuwa Katsuemon in the drama "Irohagana Kikigaki Zshi", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1819 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Nakamura Tz IV
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. The first stage names of this Kamigata actor were Kataoka Tajir and Kataoka Jitsuz. He was adopted by the actor Nakamura Kashichi II, who gave him the name of Nakamura Nakasuke. Later on, he took the name of Nakamura Tz IV. He made an obscure career in Kamigata.

Nakamura Tz 4.5
 

Nakamura Momosa II held the name of Nakamura Tz for a while during the first half of the 1860s. He was never acknowledged as a legitimate holder of this name.

Nakamura Tz V
 

The actor tani Tomoemon VI held the name of Nakamura Tz V from November 1911 to March 1920.

Nakamura Tz V playing the role of Shund Genba in the drama "Terakoya", which was staged in January 1912 at the Ichimuraza

Nakamura Tz VI
 

The actor Nakamura Tz VI is the current holder of the name since April 1967.

 
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