BANDÔ TAMASABURÔ
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Bandô Tamasaburô I
 

The actor Bandô Shűka I held the name of Bandô Tamasaburô I from the 11th lunar month of 1824 to the 10th lunar month of 1839.

The actor Bandô Tamasaburô I playing the role of Katsugorô's wife Hatsuhana in the drama "Hakone Reigen Izari no Adauchi", which was staged in the 6th lunar month of 1833 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

Bandô Tamasaburô II
 

The actor Bandô Minosuke IV held the name of Bandô Tamasaburô II from the 11th lunar month of 1844 to the 1st lunar month of 1869.

The actor Bandô Tamasaburô II playing the role of Sembaya in Sakurada Jisuke III's new year drama "Kimpeibai Soga no Tamamono", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1860 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Bandô Tamasaburô III
 

Born in Tôkyô en 1883. Fifth child and daughter of the zamoto Morita Kan'ya XII, she started to learn many arts from an early age: Nagauta, Tokiwazu, koto, ikebana, tea ceremony and Buyô. She joined in March 1888 a Kabuki women troupe and took the name of Bandô Kimie at the Shintomiza. She took the name of Bandô Tamasaburô III in March 1889 but the Kabuki women experience was a failure and the troupe had to disband. She went to New York in 1904, with a troupe of Japanese artists. Her performances were successful and she decided to settle in the USA to teach Buyô. She died in New York in February 1905.

Bandô Tamasaburô IV
 

The actor Morita Kan'ya XIV held the name of Bandô Tamasaburô IV from July 1914 to December 1925.

The actor Bandô Tamasaburô IV playing the role of Kan Shűsai in the drama "Terakoya", which was staged in November 1915 at the Ichimuraza

Bandô Tamasaburô V
 

The amazing onnagata Bandô Tamasaburô V is the current holder of the name since June 1964.

The actor Bandô Tamasaburô V playing the role of Princess Yuki in the drama "Kinkakuji" (print made by Yamamoto Hisashi)

 
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