|Kataoka Roen VI
Real name: Kataoka Daisuke
Line number: ROKUDAIME (VI)
Existence: 15 November 1926 ~ 25 December 2011
Great-great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku I
Great-grandfather: Kataoka Nizaemon VIII
Grand-father: Kataoka Nizaemon X
Father: Kataoka Nizaemon XII
Brothers: Kataoka Gad˘ V, Ichimura Yoshigor˘ II
June 1934: he made his first appearance on stage at the Kabukiza, performing under his real name.
16 March 1946: his father Kataoka Nizaemon XII was assassinated by a robber in his T˘ky˘ home.
July 1951: revival at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of Kawatake Mokuami's drama "Jitsugetsusei Ky˘wa Seidan";
Daisuke played the role of the bonze Sainen [casting].
January 1954: revival at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of the Nagauta-based dance "Taimen Hana no Harukoma",
which was entitled "Ataru Toshi Iwau Harukoma";
Daisuke played the role of Yawata no Sabur˘ [casting].
March 1954: premiere at the Kabukiza of the 1st part of Funahashi Seiichi's drama "Ejima Ikushima";
Daisuke played the role of Ejima's brother Tejima Heihachir˘ [more details].
October 1954: premiere at the Kabukiza of the 2nd part of Funahashi Seiichi's drama "Ejima Ikushima";
Daisuke played the role of a wakaz˘ [more details].
March 1955: premiere at the Kabukiza of the 3rd (and last) part of Funahashi Seiichi's drama "Ejima Ikushima";
Daisuke played the role of a wakadoshiyori and a tobi [more details].
October 1959: Kataoka Daisuke took the name of Kataoka Roen VI at the Kabukiza,
playing the roles of Onaka's brother Tokunosuke, the Enryakuji priest Chien/Ishida Mitsunari and the henchman K˘jir˘ in "Kurotegumi Kuruwa no Tatehiki", "Sessh˘ Kanpaku" and "Kanpei no Shi".
February 1975: premiere at the Kabukiza of Ikenami Sh˘tar˘'s drama "Debauchi Otama";
Roen played the role of the chaya customer Sakichi [more details].
April 1977: revival at the Meijiza of Katsu Genz˘ II's drama "Kimi-wa-Fune Nami no Uwajima";
Roen played the role of Wake Sanzaemon [casting].
September 1978: revival at the National Theatre of Namiki Gohei I's drama "Suda no Haru Geisha Katagi";
Roen played the role of Shinraku Kanjűr˘ [casting].
July 1981: revival at the Kabukiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi";
Roen played the roles of Akabori Gengo and Akabaneya Jirosaku [casting].
April 1987: Roen took part in the revival at the Meijiza of the play "Jűni Hitoe Komachi Zakura", which included the famous
Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no seki no To" [more details].
March 2001: Roen played at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ the role of Ono no Kudayű
in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged by the Onoe Kikugor˘ Gekidan to commemorate the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) and the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the deaths
of late Onoe Sh˘roku II and Onoe Baik˘ VII.
September 2007: Roen appeared on stage for the last time, in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza,
where he played the role of the daimy˘ Asano Kii-no-Kuni-no-Kami Yoshinaga in the drama "Nij˘-j˘ no Kiyomasa".
25 December 2011: Roen died of a myocardial infarction in T˘ky˘.
Kataoka Roen VI was a veteran tachiyaku/katakiyaku of the
Matsushimaya guild, outstanding in the roles of old warriors or bordello owners.
Kataoka Roen's best roles were Yatsurugi Kageyu ("Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari"), Tosa Sh˘gen Mitsunobu ("Domo Mata"),
Hitachib˘ Kaison ("Kanjinch˘") and Taira no Kenj˘ Naokata ("Sodehagi Saimon").
The mon of Kataoka Roen VI
The Kataoka Roen line of actors