NAKAMURA SHIKAN
EIGHT GENERATIONS
Nakamura Shikan I
 

The great star Nakamura Utaemon III held the name of Nakamura Shikan I from the 2nd lunar month of 1818 to the 9th lunar month of 1819.

Nakamura Shikan I playing the role of the fisherman Fukashichi (in reality Kanawa Gorô Imakuni) in the "Mikasayama Goten" scene of the drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1818 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Nakamura Shikan II
 

The actor Nakamura Utaemon IV held the name of Nakamura Shikan II from the 11th lunar month of 1825 to the 12th lunar month of 1835.

Nakamura Shikan II playing the role of Kiyomori Nyűdô in Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Motomishi Hana Otogi Heike", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1828 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Nakamura Shikan III
 

The actor Nakamura Shikan III held this name from the 1st lunar month of 1836 to the 11th lunar month of 1847.

Nakamura Shikan III playing the role of the cook Kisuke in the drama "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1841 at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Hasegawa Sadanobu I)

Nakamura Shikan IV
 

The actor Nakamura Shikan IV held this name from the 7th lunar month of 1860 to January 1899.

Nakamura Shikan IV portraying Kudô Saemon Suketsune in a print made by Utagawa Yoshitora in 1863

Nakamura Shikan V
 

The actor Nakamura Utaemon V held the name of Nakamura Shikan V from May 1901 to October 1911.

Nakamura Shikan V playing the leading role of the drama "Onna Shibaraku", which was staged in January 1907 at the Kabukiza

Nakamura Shikan VI
 

The actor Nakamura Utaemon VI held the name of Nakamura Shikan VI from October 1941 to March 1951.

Nakamura Shikan VI playing the role of Princess Chihaya in the drama "Ômori Hikoshichi", which was staged in December 1941 at the Kabukiza

Nakamura Shikan VII
  The actor Nakamura Shikan VII held this name from April 1967 to October 2011.

Nakamura Shikan VII playing the role of the Widow Hagi-no-Kata in the drama "Tamasan" in a print made by Tsuruya Kôkei in November 1991
Print courtesy of Castle Fine Arts, Inc. (all rights reserved)

Nakamura Shikan VIII
 

The actor Nakamura Shikan VIII is the current holder of the name since October 2016.

 
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