NAKAMURA SHIBAJ█Rď

Stage names:

Nakamura Shibajűr˘ In Japanese
Iwai Sench˘ In Japanese
Ichikawa Yaoz˘ In Japanese
Iwai Kiyotar˘ III In Japanese

Guild: Edoya

Poetry name: Sench˘, Shiraku

Existence: 1799 ~ 24th day of the 8th lunar month of 1847

Connection:

Father: Iwai Kiyotar˘ II (Ichikawa Yaoz˘ IV)

Master: Nakamura Utaemon III

Career:

11th lunar month of 1804: he makes his debut on stage (hatsubutai), at the Nakamuraza where he receives the name of Iwai Kiyotar˘ III and performs as a koyaku in the kaomise drama "Kiku Zum˘ Mikurai Sadame", which celebrates the shűmei of Iwai Hanshir˘ V, Ichikawa Yaoz˘ IV and Nakayama Bunshichi III.

1815: Kiyotar˘ goes to Kamigata.

1817: he performs under the name of Ichikawa Yaoz˘ (his father's name!) while touring in Ise.

11th lunar month of 1819: he takes the name of Iwai Sench˘.

1819: he becomes a disciple of the Kamigata star Nakamura Utaemon III.

11th lunar month of 1819: he takes the name of Nakamura Shibajűr˘ at the Kado no Shibai, playing the role of Kanaya Zensuke in the drama "Yorokobiariya Hokut˘ no Isaoshi".

1831: Shibajűr˘ goes back to Edo.

8th lunar month of 1837: Shibajűr˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the roles of Ono no Kudayű and Ichimonjiya Saibŕ in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

13th day of the 7th lunar month of 1838: his master Nakamura Tamasuke dies.

2nd lunar month of 1843: Shibajűr˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the roles of ďe Onitsura and Danj˘'s evil sister Yashio in the drama "Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki".

8th lunar month of 1843: Shibajűr˘ plays at the Kawarazakiza the roles of Sawai Matagor˘ and Usami Goemon in the drama "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku".

11th lunar month of 1843: Shibajűr˘ performs at the Kawarazakiza, in the drama "Osana Gunp˘ Jűroku Musashi", which celebrates the shűmei of Arashi Koroku V; his main stage partners are Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV, Seki Sanjűr˘ III, Nakamura Utaemon IV, Onoe Eizabur˘ III and Segawa Kikusabur˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1844: Shibajűr˘ performs at the Ichimuraza in the drama "Azuma no Hana S˘ma no Dairi", which celebrates the shűmei of Ichikawa Dannosuke V.

3rd day of the 7th lunar month of 1845: his father Ichikawa Yaoz˘ IV dies.

8th lunar month of 1845: Shibajűr˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the roles of the warrior priest Benkei and Yoshitsune's retainer Kataoka Hachir˘ in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

24th day of the 8th lunar month of 1847: Shibajűr˘ dies in Edo.

Comments:

Nakamura Shibajűr˘ was a 19th century actor, born and trained in Edo, who spent 16 years in Kamigata where he became a disciple of the Kamigata star Nakamura Utaemon III. This big-sized actor was outstanding in sewamono supporting roles, especially oyajigata (in his latter years) or katakiyaku roles.

Nakamura Shibajűr˘ playing the role of Gembeihori no Gembei in the drama "Ny˘bo Zakari Naka-mo Yoshibei", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1838 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

The Iwai Kiyotar˘ line of actors

The Ichikawa Yaoz˘ line of actors

 
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