NAKAMURA TOKIZď V

Stage names:

Nakamura Tokiz˘ V
Nakamura Baishi III

Real name: Ogawa Mitsuharu

Dancer name: Fujima Kanzabur˘

Guild: Yorozuya

Line number: GODAIME (V)

Birthday: 26 April 1955

Connections:

Great-great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku I

Great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku III

Grandfather: Nakamura Tokiz˘ III

Father: Nakamura Tokiz˘ IV

Brother: Nakamura Kinnosuke II

Sons: Nakamura Baishi IV, Nakamura Mantar˘

Career:

April 1960: he makes his first appearance on stage, at the Kabukiza, where he receives the name of Nakamura Baishi III and plays in the dramas "Komochi Yamanba" and "Imoseyama Onna Teikin".

28 January 1962: his father Nakamura Tokiz˘ IV dies.

April 1977: revival at the Meijiza of Katsu Genz˘ II's drama "Kimi-wa-Fune Nami no Uwajima"; Baishi plays the role of Kariya [casting].

June 1981: great shűmei at the Kabukiza for the Yorozuya guild; Nakamura Yonekichi IV, Nakamura Baishi III, Nakamura Mitsuteru and Ogawa Mikihiro respectively take the names of Nakamura Karoku V, Nakamura Tokiz˘ V, Nakamura Kash˘ III and Nakamura Shid˘ II. The new Tokiz˘ plays the roles of Omiwa and Takigawa in the plays "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" and "Kozaru Shichinosuke".

July 1981: revival at the Kabukiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi"; Tokiz˘ plays the role of Princess Shigenoi [casting].

January 1983: revival of "Nanatsu Men" at the National Theatre; Tokiz˘ plays the role of Shigetada's sister Princess Kinugasa, in reality Kagekiyo's daughter Hitomaru [casting].

January 1984: revival at the National Theatre of the play "Sankai Nagoya"; Tokiz˘ plays the role Princess Man'yo [casting].

January 1986: revival at the National Theatre of the rarely-staged drama "Uwanari", which belongs to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Tokiz˘ plays the role of the mekake Minazuki (Sabur˘'s second wife) [more details].

June 1989: Tokiz˘ plays for the first time the role of the shiraby˘shi Hanako in the great dance "Ky˘ganoko Musume D˘j˘ji".

January 1990: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Otomi in the drama "Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi"; the role of Yosabur˘ is played by Onoe Kikugor˘.

December 1990: Tokiz˘ plays in Ky˘to at the Gion Kaburenj˘ the role of Osome in the drama "Toribeyama Shinjű"; the role of Hankur˘ is played by Onoe Kikugor˘.

March 1991: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of the spirit of a lion and the courtesan Shiradama in "Aioi Jishi" and "Sukeroku".

April 1991: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kanamaruza the roles of Ohaya and Shizuka Gozen in "Hikimado" and "Yoshinoyama".

June 1991: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of Princess Sarashina (in reality the demon of mount Togakushi), Oyone and Obun in "Momijigari", "Kurayami no Ushimatsu" and "Ninj˘ Ura Nagaya".

July 1991: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Kozue in "Ishikiri Kajiwara".

October 1991: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Tonami in "Terakoya".

November 1991: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Shizuka Gozen in the "Torii Mae" and "Yoshinoyama" scenes of "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

January 1992: Tokiz˘ plays at the Asakusa K˘kaid˘ the roles of a courtesan (in reality the spirit of a Lion) and the courtesan Michitose in "Hanabusa Shűjaku no Shishi" and "Naozamurai"; the role of Michitose's lover Naojir˘ in the latter play is performed by Band˘ Yasosuke.

February 1992: Tokiz˘ plays at the Minamiza the roles of Tokiwa Gozen, the Wisteria Maiden, Oshin and Otomi in "Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari", "Fuji Musume", "Arakawa no Sakichi" and "Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi".

April 1992: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kanamaruza the roles of Shigenoi and Okaru in "Shigenoi Kowakare" and "Gion Ichiriki Jaya".

May 1992: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Fuji-no-Kata in "Kumagai Jin'ya".

January 1993: Tokiz˘ plays for the first time the role of Oginoya Yaegiri in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Komochi Yamanba", which is staged at the Asakusa K˘kaid˘.

July 1993: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Osono in "Keya-mura"; the role of Rokusuke is played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘.

September 1993: Tokiz˘ plays at the Minamiza the roles of Omine and Onnadayű in "Kaidan Botan D˘r˘" and "Kakubei to Onnadayű".

November 1993: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of Oshichi and Okane in "Sh˘chikubai Yushima no Kakegaku" and "ďmi no Okane".

December 1993: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Princess Minazuru in "Kikubatake".

January 1994: Tokiz˘ plays at the Asakusa K˘kaid˘ the role of a courtesan and Matahei's wife Otoku in "Mitsu Ningy˘" and "Domo Mata"; the role of Matahei is played by Band˘ Yasosuke.

March 1994: Tokiz˘ plays at the Minamiza the leading role of the dance "Kagami Jishi".

April 1994: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of the Wisteria Maiden in the dance "Fuji Musume".

June 1994: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of Omiwa, Otoki and Konami in "Imoseyama Onna Teikin", "Yudono no Ch˘bŕ" and "Michiyuki Tabiji no Yomeiri".

December 1994: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Otatsu in "Shibahama no Kawazaifu".

March 1995: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Yae in "Ga no Iwai"; the role of Sakuramaru is played by Nakamura Kankur˘.

April 1995: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Orie in the rare revival of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Kesakake Matsu Narita no Riken".

May 1995: Tokiz˘ plays at the Minamiza the role of Ohana in "Toribeyama Shinjű".

June 1995: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Eshima in "Genroku Chűshingura".

July 1995: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Omitsu in "Nozakimura".

November 1995: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of Onna Namazu ("catfish woman"), the little girl coming back from school, Awa-no-Naishi and Oriku in "Shibaraku", "Tenaraiko", "Kenrei Mon'in" and "Ranpei Monogurui".

December 1995: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Odai in "Nozarashi Gosuke".

January 1996: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Princess Taema in "Narukami Fud˘ Kitayama Zakura"; the role of the wicked priest Narukami is played by Ichikawa Danjir˘.

February 1996: tour in Italy; Tokiz˘ plays the role of Chidori in "Shunkan".

April 1996: Tokiz˘ plays at the Misonoza the roles of Princess Taema, the little girl coming back from school and Otoku in "Narukami", "Tenaraiko" and "Domo Mata".

November 1996: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Koganosuke in "Imoseyama Onna Teikin".

December 1996: Tokiz˘ plays at the Minamiza the roles of Tonami and Ohama in "Terakoya" and "Sakanaya S˘gor˘".

June 1997: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Ofune in "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi".

February 1998: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of the courtesan Shiradama in "Sukeroku".

March 1998: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Okaru in "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

April 1998: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of Nureginu and Oky˘ in "Jusshuk˘" and "Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari".

May 1998: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of Odai and Okuni in "Nozarashi Gosuke" and "Okuni to Gohei".

June 1998: Tokiz˘ plays at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ the spirit of the heron in the dance "Sagi Musume".

July 1998: Tokiz˘ plays at the Sh˘chikuza the roles of Otoku and Kozue in "Domo Mata" and "Ishikiri Kajiwara".

October 1998: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of Ohaya, Otoki and Mayumi in "Hikimado", "Yudono no Ch˘bŕ" and "Naniwa no Ashi".

November 1998: Tokiz˘ plays at the Sh˘chikuza the roles of Osayo and Oshichi in "Hana Kiri Iroha" and "Sh˘chikubai Yushima no Kakegaku".

December 1998: Tokiz˘ plays at the Minamiza the roles of Princess Taema and the courtesan ďiso no Tora in "Narukami" and "Uir˘ Uri".

January 1999: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Kozue in "Ishikiri Kajiwara".

March 1999: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Ohatsu in "Kagamiyama Koky˘ no Nishikie".

April 1999: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Komaki in the dance "Ch˘ no Michiyuki"; the role of Sukekuni is played by Nakamura Baigyoku.

June 1999: Tokiz˘ plays at the Hakataza the roles of Otomi, Omatsu and Akaboshi Jűzabur˘ in "Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi", "Koi Minato Hakata no Hitofushi" and "Shiranami Gonin Otoko".

July 1999: Tokiz˘ plays on tour in the Eastern provinces the roles of the courtesan Yűgiri and Ohaya in "Yoshidaya" and "Hikimado".

September 1999: Tokiz˘ plays on tour in the Western provinces the roles of the courtesan Yűgiri and Ohaya in "Yoshidaya" and "Hikimado".

October 1999: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the roles of Sasaki Katsuranosuke and Umezu Kamon's wife Katsuragi in "Oto ni Kiku Tenjiku Tokubŕ".

November 1999: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Ashikaga Yorikane in "Meiboku Sendai Hagi".

December 1999: Tokiz˘ plays at the Minamiza the roles of Satsuki and Otoku in "Soga Moy˘ Tateshi no Goshozome" and "Domo Mata".

January 2000: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of the courtesan Chitose in "Kuruwa Sanbas˘".

February 2000: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Fuji-no-Kata in "Kumagai Jin'ya".

March 2000: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Yae in "Ga no Iwai"; the role of Sakuramaru is played by Onoe Kikugor˘.

April 2000: Tokiz˘ plays at the Misonoza the roles of Omiwa, Otoki, Makiginu and Agemaki in "Imoseyama Onna Teikin", "Yudono no Ch˘bŕ", "Kenuki" and "Kurotegumi Sukeroku".

June 2000: Tokiz˘ plays at the Hakataza (Fukuoka) the role of Osome in "Toribeyama Shinjű"; the role of Hankur˘ is played by Nakamura Baigyoku. Tokiz˘ also plays the role of Ohama in "Sakanaya S˘gor˘".

July 2000: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Shigenoi in "Shigenoi Kowakare".

October 2000: revival at the National Theatre of the play "Hime Kurabe Futaba Ez˘ji"; Tokiz˘ plays the role of Oguri Hangan.

November 2000: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Kozue in "Ishikiri Kajiwara".

December 2000: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Mikuniya Kojor˘ in "Tomioka Koi no Yamabiraki".

January 2001: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of a shiraby˘shi in the dance "Shiraby˘shi no Hana no En".

February 2001: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Onaka in "Megumi no Kenka".

March 2001: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Osome in the drama "Toribeyama Shinjű"; the role of Hankur˘ is played by Matsumoto K˘shir˘.

April 2001: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kanamaruza the roles of Omitsu and Ofune in "Nozakimura" and "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi".

May 2001: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Okon in "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba".

June 2001: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of Oginoya Yaegiri and Oshin in "Komochi Yamanba " and "Arakawa no Sakichi".

October 2001: Tokiz˘ plays at the Misonoza the roles of Yasuna and Otomi in "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami" and "Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi".

November 2001: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza in "Miyajima no Danmari".

December 2001: Tokiz˘ plays at the Minamiza the role of the shirozake seller Shinbŕ in "Sukeroku Sakura no Futae Obi".

January 2002: revival at the National Theatre of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Koharunagi Okitsu Shiranami", which has not been played in its full length since 11th lunar month of 1864; Tokiz˘ plays the role of the female thief Funadama Osai [casting].

February 2002: Tokiz˘ plays at the Hakataza the roles of Ofune, Okoma and Onaka in "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi", "Ninj˘ Banashi Bunshichi Mottoi" and "Megumi no Kenka".

March 2002: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Otsuta in "Ippon Gatana Dohy˘ Iri".

April 2002: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kanamaruza the roles of Otomi and Princess Nowake/the ghost of H˘kaib˘ in "Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi" and "Futa Omote Mizu ni Terutsuki".

May 2002: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of a princess and an oiran in "Su˘ Otoshi" and "Hanshichi Torimonoch˘".

June 2002: Tokiz˘ plays at the Hakataza the roles of the spirit of the puppet and Satsuki in "Ky˘ Ningy˘" and "Soga Moy˘ Tateshi no Goshozome".

July 2002: Tokiz˘ plays on tour in the central provinces the role of the spirit of the Heron in "Sagi Musume".

September 2002: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of Omino and a female fox in "Sasaki Takatsuna" and "Meoto Gitsune".

October 2002: Tokiz˘ plays at the Misonoza the roles of Osono, ďiso no Tora and Otatsu in "Keya-mura", "Kotobuki Soga no Taimen" and "Shibahama no Kawazaifu".

November 2002: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of the koshimoto Magaki in "Shin Usuyuki Monogatari".

December 2002: Tokiz˘ plays at the Minamiza the role of Omiwa in the michiyuki "Michiyuki Koi no Odamaki"; the roles of Motome and Princess Tachibana are played by Band˘ Mitsugor˘ and Onoe Kikunosuke.

January 2003: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Ohaya in "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki".

February 2003: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Yasuke (in reality Koremori) in "Sushiya"; the role of Osato is played by Nakamura Kaishun.

April 2003: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kanamaruza the roles of Princess Taema and Oj˘ Kichisa in "Narukami" and "Sannin Kichisa Tomoe no Shiranami".

June 2003: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Otomi in the drama "Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi"; the role of Yosabur˘ is played by Nakamura Baigyoku.

July 2003: Tokiz˘ plays at the Sh˘chikuza the roles Yasuke (in reality Koremori), Otoki and the courtesan Miyokichi in "Sushiya", "Onna Date" and "Meigetsu Hachiman Matsuri".

September 2003: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Osono in "Keya-mura"; the role of Rokusuke is played by Nakamura Baigyoku.

October 2003: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of Koman and Naonobu in "Kamikakete Sango Taisetsu" and "Kinkakuji"; his stage partners in the former play are Matsumoto K˘shir˘ (Gengobŕ) and Onoe Kikugor˘ (Sangor˘).

November 2003: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of Koharu and Kichisabur˘ in "Kawash˘" and "Sh˘chikubai Yushima no Kakegaku".

December 2003: Tokiz˘ plays at the National Theatre the role of Otama in "Nikai Gasa Yagyű Jikki".

January 2004: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Izayoi in "Izayoi Seishin"; the role of Seishin is played by Ichikawa Shinnosuke.

February 2004: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Osono and a keisei in "Keya-mura" and "Karisome no Keisei"; the role of Rokusuke in the former play is performed by Nakamura Kichiemon.

March 2004: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Okinoi in "Meiboku Sendai Hagi".

May 2004: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the role of Teruha in "Shibaraku".

June 2004: Tokiz˘ plays at the Hakataza the roles of Band˘ Eiji, Nureginu and Komurasaki in "Edo Miyage", "Jusshuk˘" and "Sono Kouta Yume mo Yoshiwara".

July 2004: Tokiz˘ plays at the Sh˘chikuza the roles of Chidori, a heavenly maiden and Toyotomi Hideyori in "Shunkan", "Hagoromo" and "Hototogisu Koj˘ no Rakugetsu".

September 2004: Tokiz˘ plays at the Misonoza the roles of Fujitsubo and Sagami in "Genji Monogatari" and "Kumagai Jin'ya".

October 2004: Tokiz˘ plays at the Kabukiza the roles of Fuji-no-Kata, Okaji and the courtesan Michitose in "Kumagai Jin'ya", "Miyakodori Nagare no Shiranami" and "Naozamurai"; the role of Michitose's lover Naojir˘ in the last play is performed by Onoe Kikugor˘.

January 2008: revival at the National Theatre of Sakurada Jisuke I's kaomise drama "Komachi-mura Shibai no Sh˘gatsu"; Tokiz˘ plays the roles of Ono no Komachi and Goromata's wife Otsuyu [more details].

March 2009: Kabuki adaptation by the famous stage director Ninagawa Yukio of Shakespeareĺs "Twelfth Night", which is entitled "Ninagawa Jűniya", from the 24th to the 28th of March 2009 in London (UK) at the Barbican Theater; Tokiz˘ plays the role of Princess Oribue (Olivia) [more details]. The same play is staged with the same casting in June 2009 at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and in July 2009 at the Sh˘chikuza.

September 2009: short Kabuki tour in Monaco for the Naritaya guild; Tokiz˘ plays the role of Princess Taema in the drama "Narukami" [more details].

Spring 2010: Tokiz˘ receives the Purple Ribbon Medal (Shiju H˘sh˘ in Japanese), one of the six japanese medals of honor awarded by the Japanese Government to deserving citizens.

March 2014: Tokiz˘ play for the first time in his career the role of Otomi in Kawatake Mokuami's drama "Musume Gonomi Ukina no Yokogushi", in T˘ky˘ at the National Theatre; the role of Yosabur˘ is played by Nakamura Kinnosuke.

January 2014: premiere at the National Theatre of "Sanzen Ry˘ Haru no Komahiki", a revival of Tatsuoka Mansaku's 1794 drama "Keisei Haru no Tori"; Tokiz˘ plays the roles of the nakai Oichi (in reality Tsuchiya Sh˘suke's wife Otani) and Mashiba Chikuzen-no-Kami Hisayoshi [more details].

November 2014: the Annual Festive Face-Showing Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza commemorates the 32nd anniversary (33rd memorial service) of the passing away of Matsumoto Haku˘. His two sons, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ and Living National Treasure Nakamura Kichiemon, are the zagashira [more details].

Comments:

Nakamura Tokiz˘ V is a talented onnagata and nimaime actor. "Tokiz˘'s timing and poise are always a pleasure to watch and his precise, delicate execution of the little details" (Paul M. Griffith).

Nakamura Tokiz˘'s best roles: Omiwa ("Imoseyama Onna Teikin"), Otomi ("Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi"), Princess Taema ("Narukami"), Kozue ("Ishikiri Kajiwara"), Otoki ("Yudono no Ch˘bŕ"), Osono ("Keya-mura") and Osome ("Toribeyama Shinjű").

Nakamura Tokiz˘ playing the role of Omiwa the drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" (print made by Yamamoto Hisashi)

Print made by Tsuruya K˘kei in 1990

The Nakamura Tokiz˘ line of actors

 
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