NAKAMURA SHIKAKU
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Nakamura Shikaku 0.1
Nakamura Shikaku  In Japanese | Azuma T˘z˘ IV  In Japanese | Nakamura Shichiji  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. He started his career as a disciple of Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II, who gave him the name of Nakamura Shichiji. Later on, he became the son-in-law of his master. He took the name of Azuma T˘z˘ IV in the 11th lunar month of 1810, performing at the Ichimuraza in the drama kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Yagura no Ishizue". His yearly salary was 170 ry˘ in the 11th lunar month of 1828. He met Nakamura Shikan II in Edo in 1830 and became his disciple. He took the name of Nakamura Shikaku in the 3rd lunar month of 1830, performing at the Nakamuraza in the drama "Sakuradoki Kiyomizu Seigen". He appeared on stage for the last time in the 2nd lunar month of 1843, playing at the Ichimuraza in the drama "Sato Tsubame Sugata no Inazuma". He was a supporting onnagata actor, specialized in ny˘b˘ and toshima roles. He had two sons: Nakamura Shichisabur˘ III (Nakamura Kanzabur˘ IX) and Nakamura Shichisabur˘ IV.

Yag˘ Haimy˘
Nakamuraya [1], Takasagoya [2], Azumaya [2], Tsuruya [3] Enshi [4], Enshi [4]

Nakamura Shikaku (right) playing the role of Hanjo Gozen in the drama "Sakuradoki Kiyomizu Seigen", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1830 at the Nakamuraza

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Nakamura Shikaku  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Nakamura Utaemon IV, he received the name of Nakamura Shikaku around 1846. He was active up to 1863. No record afterwards.

Nakamura Shikaku in a print made in 1852

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Nakamura Shikaku  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Minor disciple of Nakamura Kanjaku III, he held the name of Nakamura Shikaku and was active from 1874 to 1876. No record afterwards.

Nakamura Shikaku I
  The actor Nakamura Denkur˘ VI held the name of Nakamura Shikaku I from the 1870s to April 1919.

Nakamura Shikaku I performing the role of Osome in a print made by Y˘shű Chikanobu

Nakamura Shikaku II
  The actor Nakamura Shikaku II held this name from May 1919 to September 1981.

Nakamura Shikaku II playing the role of Princess Minazuru in the drama "Kikubatake", which was staged in October 1941 at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘

 

Notes

[1] Reported in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran" but not in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

[2] Reported in both Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" and in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[3] Reported in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" but not in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[4] Used when he was Azuma T˘z˘ IV.

 
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