|NAKAMURA TOMIJ█Rď III|
Nakamura Tomijűr˘ III
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Keishi
Crest: Yattsu Yaguruma
Existence: 10th day of the 5th lunar month of 1859 ~ 21 February 1901
Master: Nakamura Tsurusuke V
Son: Ichikawa Dan'emon II
Great-grandson: Nakamura Nakaz˘ V
1859: born in ďsaka in the district of Kuzaemon-ch˘.
1st lunar month of 1872: Umetar˘ plays at the Tenma no Shibai (ďsaka) the role of the courtesan Yűgiri in the drama "Kuruwa Bunsh˘"; the role of Yűgiri's lover Fujiya Izaemon is played by Kataoka Hidetar˘.
7th lunar month of 1872: Umetar˘ plays at the Mitama no Shibai (ďsaka) the role of Somenoi in the drama "Tengajaya-mura".
December 1891: Nakamura Umetar˘ takes the name of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ III at the newly-rebuilt Harukiza. This prestigious name has not been held since 2nd lunar month of 1855. The new Tomijűr˘ plays the role of Tokiwa Gozen in the drama "Fushimi no Tokiwa". His stage partners are Ichikawa Ennosuke I, Ichikawa Yaoz˘ VII, Nakamura Shikaku I, Nakamura Komanosuke VI, Azuma T˘z˘ VI, Nakamura Kangor˘ XII and Ichikawa Utasaku.
October 1894: Tomijűr˘ plays at the Harukiza the difficult role of Sodehagi in the drama "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara". His stage partners are Ichikawa Kuz˘ III (Sadat˘), Ichikawa Yaoz˘ VII (Munet˘) and Ichikawa Kien (Yoshiie).
January 1901: Tomijűr˘ appears on stage for the last time, at the Ichimuraza, where he plays in the drama "Miyo no Haru Sum˘ no Haregi".
Nakamura Tomijűr˘ III was an onnagata actor, who was trained in Kamigata and spent his best years in T˘ky˘ at the Harukiza. He was too tall for many onnagata roles and had to specialize in warriors' spouses roles in jidaimono. As far as art is concerned, he made no original contribution and did not perform the role of the shiraby˘shi Hanako in the dance "Musume D˘j˘ji", the emblematic role of the Nakamura Tomijűr˘ line of actors.
Nakamura Tomijűr˘ III
The Nakamura Tomijűr˘ line of actors
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