NAKAYAMA SHINKURď
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Nakayama Shinkur˘ I
 

The actor Nakayama Shinkur˘ I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1723 to the 10th lunar month of 1739, then from the 11th lunar month of 1740 to the 10th lunar month of 1752, then a third time from the 11th lunar month of 1755 to the 4th lunar month of 1775.

Nakayama Shinkur˘ I playing the role of the kagokaki Zenbŕ in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki", which was staged in the 12th lunar month of 1762 at the Kado no Shibai

Nakayama Shinkur˘ II
 

The actor Nakayama Shinkur˘ II held this name from the 9th lunar month of 1782 to the 3rd lunar month of 1783.

Nakayama Shinkur˘ II in an illustration from the book "Yakusha Mono Iwai" (1784)

Nakayama Shinkur˘ III
 

The actor Nakayama Kiraku I held the name of Nakayama Shinkur˘ III from the 11th lunar month of 1802 to the 12th lunar month of 1825.

Nakayama Shinkur˘ III playing the role of the farmer Shichisuke in the drama "Katakiuchi Nit˘ Eiyűki", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1814 at the Naka no Shibai
(print made by Shunk˘sai Hokushű)

Nakayama Shinkur˘ IV
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Nakayama Raisuke III, he started his career as a wakashugata in 1799, performing under the name of Nakayama Raitar˘. He became tachiyaku in 1807 and took the name of Nakayama Icch˘ IV in the 11th lunar month of 1816. Icch˘ was the haimy˘ of Nakayama Shinkur˘ I, Nakayama Shinkur˘ II and his father Nakayama Shinkur˘ III. Icch˘ was the first actor to really use it as a stage name but he was considered as the fourth in this new line. He finally took the name of Nakayama Shinkur˘ IV in the 1st lunar month of 1826, playing at the Kado no Shibai the role of Kumai Gengobŕ in the new year drama "Keisei Date no Kikigaki". He also had the chance to play the same month the role of Tamiya Iemon in the drama "Iroha Gana Yotsuya Kaidan", sharing the stage with the star Onoe Kikugor˘ III (who played the role of Oiwa). He was active up to 1843, either in ďsaka or Ky˘to theaters or as a member of some travelling troupes (going up to Nagoya on tour). We don't know what happens to him after 1843 for he disappeared from the records. He was a good actor, able to perform a wide range of roles as a tachiyaku or a jitsuaku.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Icch˘ Izumiya

Nakayama Shinkur˘ IV playing the role of Tamiya Iemon in the drama "Iroha Gana Yotsuya Kaidan", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1826 in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Kunihiro)

Print made by Utagawa Kunihiro in 1826

 
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