|ARASHI SANGORÔ VI|
Arashi Sangorô VI
Real name: Nakamura Yasunojô
Line number: ROKUDAIME (VI)
Poetry name: Raishi
Existence: 1851 ~ 5 June 1925
Master: Nakamura Shikan IV
Adoptive father: Arashi Hinasuke VI
1851: born in Edo in the district of Shitaya. His father is Nakamura Kujűrô, a theater official.
8th lunar month of 1860: he starts his career as a disciple of Nakamura Shikan IV and receives the name of Nakamura Kannosuke II.
Fall 1868: he settles in Ôsaka.
10th lunar month of 1868: Nakamura Kannosuke II takes the name of Nakamura Shikanosuke.
2nd lunar month of 1872: his adoptive father Arashi Hinasuke VI dies.
February 1873: Nakamura Takesaburô III takes the name of Arashi Hinasuke VII. Later on, he breaks off with his late adoptive father's family.
April 1875: Arashi Hinasuke VII takes the name of Arashi Sangorô VI at the Chikugo no Shibai, playing in the drama "Momo Chidori Naruto no Shiranami".
November 1893: Sangorô plays at the Bentenza (Ôsaka) the roles of Sakuramaru and Chiyo in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; the roles of Matsuômaru and Umeômaru are played by Arashi Kitsusaburô IV and Arashi Rikaku IV.
March 1896: Sangorô plays at the Bentenza (Ôsaka) the role of Ohatsu in the drama "Kagamiyama Kokyô no Nishikie"; the roles of Onoe and Iwafuji are played by Arashi Rikaku IV and Arashi Kitsusaburô IV.
Arashi Sangorô VI was an actor who was born in Edo and settled in Ôsaka, where he spent most of his career during the Meiji era. He was not specialized in any kind of roles and played as a tachiyaku, an onnagata or a katakiyaku depending on the needs of the productions, either in jidaimono or sewamono dramas. He was also active in performing in modern dramas. He was quite popular in Ôsaka in the 1890s and the beginning of the 1900s and was a mainstay at the Bentenza (Ôsaka). He retired in his latter years.
The Nakamura Takesaburô line of actors
The Arashi Hinasuke line of actors
The Arashi Sangorô line of actors
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