|NAKAMURA SHIDď II|
Real name: Ogawa Mikihiro
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
14 September 1972
Great-great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku I
Great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku III
Grandfather: Nakamura Tokiz˘ III
Father: Nakamura Shid˘ I
June 1981: great shűmei at the Kabukiza for the Yorozuya guild; Nakamura Yonekichi IV, Nakamura Baishi III, Nakamura Mitsuteru and Ogawa Mikihiro respectively take the names of Nakamura Karoku V, Nakamura Tokiz˘ V, Nakamura Kash˘ III and Nakamura Shid˘ II. The new Shid˘ plays the role of Ohiro in the play "Imoseyama Onna Teikin".
2002: Shid˘ plays the role of Dragon in Sori Fumihiko's movie "Ping Pong".
December 2004: Shid˘ plays at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ the role of Tange Sazen in the eponymous drama (not Kabuki, modern theatre production). Tange Sazen was an one-armed, one-eyed ex-samurai swordsman, who was the hero of dozen of movies. This production confirms that Shid˘'s popularity is on the rise.
July 2014: third Heisei Nakamuraza performances in New York City, from the 7th to the 12th of July at the Rose Theater (in the Lincoln Center); Shid˘ performs in the summer kaidanmono "Kaidan Chibusa no Enoki" [more details].
October 2014: the October Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza commemorates the 26th anniversary (27th memorial service) and the 2nd anniversary (3rd memorial service) of late Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII and late Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII [more details].
Nakamura Shid˘ II is a young promising and popular actor of the Yorozuya guild [More data in Japanese]. He has said: "The original Kabuki actors had a real punk attitude. It was the rock music of the Edo period."
Official website: http://www.shidou.jp/
Nakamura Shid˘ II (illustration courtesy of SHIBAJUN all rights reserved)
The Nakamura Shid˘ line of actors
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