NAKAMURA SHIKAKU
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Nakamura Shikaku 0.1
 

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, playing at the Ichimuraza in the drama kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Yagura no Ishizue". 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, playing 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.

Yearly Salary in the 11th lunar month of 1828 Yag˘
170 ry˘ Takasagoya, Tsuruya
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˘

 
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