KATAOKA TAKATARď

Real name: Kataoka Yasuo

Guild: Matsushimaya

Birthday: 23 January 1968

Connections:

Grandfather: Kataoka Nizaemon XIII

Father: Kataoka Nizaemon XV

Son: Kataoka Sennosuke

Career:

July 1973: he makes his first appearance on stage at the Kabukiza, receiving the name of Kataoka Takatar˘ and playing the role of Ichimatsu in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami".

June 1991: Takatar˘ plays at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ the role of Och˘ in the drama "Ume Goyomi".

January 1992: Takatar˘ plays at the Asakusa K˘kaid˘ the role of princess Minazuru in the "Kikubatake" scene of the drama "Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki".

February 1992: Takatar˘ plays at the Minamiza the role of Oky˘ in the drama "Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari".

October 1992: Takatar˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Chidori in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Shunkan".

March 1994: Takatar˘ plays at the Minamiza the role of Oj˘ Kichisa in Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Sannin Kichisa".

May~June 1994: first edition of the Cocoon Kabuki, which is staged at the Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon and recreates the atmosphere of the Edo koshibai and brings the actors closer to the audience. The play "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan" is coproduced by Nakamura Kankur˘ V and the playwright Kushida Kazuyoshi; Takatar˘ plays the role of Osode [more details].

August~September 1996: second edition of the Cocoon Kabuki with the production of "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami"; Takatar˘ plays the role of the courtesan Kotoura [more details].

November 2005: t˘shi ky˘gen revival at the National Theatre of the drama "Ehon Taik˘ki"; Takatar˘ plays the roles of Mori Ranmaru and Hatsugiku [casting].

Comments:

Kataoka Takatar˘ is a young and extremely talented onnagata of the Matsushimaya guild. He is very likely to be the futur Kataoka Nizaemon XVI.

Official website: takataro-kataoka.com

The mon of Kataoka Takatar˘

 
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