|ďTANI TOMOEMON VI|
ďtani Tomoemon VI
Real name: Aoki Yaetar˘
Line number: ROKUDAIME (VI)
Existence: June 1886 ~ 1 September 1943
Father: Nakamura Sagisuke II
Master: Nakamura Utaemon V
Brother: Nakamura Fukunoj˘
Son: Nakamura Jakuemon IV
1886: born in T˘ky˘ in the district of Asakusa.
1891: he appears on stage for the first time, as a disciple of Nakamura Fukusuke IV, playing at the Asakusaza under the name of Nakamura Kanbei.
November 1898: Nakamura Kanbei takes the name of Nakamura Omocha at the Shintomiza, playing the role of Katsuyori in the drama "Keisei Awa no Naruto".
June 1902: Nakamura Omocha takes the name of Nakamura Komasuke at the Ichimuraza, playing in the drama "Toyotomi Tenka Bunroku Monogatari".
November 1911: Nakamura Komasuke takes the name of Nakamura T˘z˘ V at the Kabukiza, playing in the drama "Kamakura Bushi Kagami".
April 1920: Nakamura T˘z˘ V takes the prestigious name of ďtani Tomoemon VI, which was unused for almost half a century.
February 1922: Tomoemon plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Matsu˘maru in the "Terakoya" scene of the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami". His stage partners are Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (Genz˘), Sawamura S˘nosuke I (Chiyo) and Ichikawa Kigan V (Tonami).
October 1927: revival at the Hong˘za of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's masterpiece "Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsh˘", produced under the title "Kiyomizudera Azuma Bunsh˘", which has not been staged since 3rd lunar month of 1817; Tomoemon plays the roles of Tsurigane no Gonsuke and Shinobu no S˘ta [casting].
November 1928: Tomoemon plays at the Hong˘za (T˘ky˘) the roles of Yuranosuke, K˘ no Moron˘ and Oribe Yajibei in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". His stage partners are Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VI (Hayano Kanpei), Sawamura Tosshi VIII (Teraoka Heiemon) and Band˘ Shűch˘ III (En'ya Hangan, Okaru).
December 1929: Tomoemon plays at the Shinjuku Shinkabukiza (T˘ky˘) the roles of Yuranosuke, K˘ no Moron˘, Sadakur˘ and Oribe Yajibei in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". His stage partners are Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VI (Hayano Kanpei, Teraoka Heiemon) and Band˘ Shűch˘ III (En'ya Hangan, Okaru).
1 September 1943: he dies while on tour, victim of a terrible earthquake that hits the province of Shimane.
ďtani Tomoemon VI in the role of Kan Sh˘j˘ in a print made by Natori Shunsen (1927)
The Nakamura T˘z˘ line of actors
The ďtani Tomoemon line of actors
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