BANDď SH█KA
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Band˘ Shűka I
 

The actor Band˘ Shűka I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1839 to the 11th lunar month of 1854.

Band˘ Shűka I portraying Kuzu-no-Ha in a print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi in 1852

Band˘ Shűka II
 

Born in Kamigata at an unknown date. He was the second son of Nakamura Karoku I and he started his career in 1851, performing under the name of Nakamura Tanetar˘ I. He received the name of Nakamura Moshio II around 1857. He went to Edo in 1873 and took the name of Nakamura Karoku II in March. A few months later, he was adopted by Band˘ Mitsugor˘ VI, who helped him taking the name of Band˘ Shűka II in May 1874. A few years later, he left the Band˘ clan and went back to Kamigata. He worked hard as an onnagata actor but his popularity did not really grow. He died in ďsaka the 5th May 1891.

Band˘ Shűka II

Band˘ Shűka III
  The actor Morita Kan'ya XIV held the name of Band˘ Shűka III from January 1926 to December 1934.
Band˘ Shűka IV
  The actor ďtani Keiz˘ held the name of Band˘ Shűka IV from June 1964 to October 1973.
 
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