NAKAMURA TSURUSUKE
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Nakamura Tsurusuke I
 

The actor Nakamura Utaemon IV held the name of Nakamura Tsurusuke I from the 3rd lunar month of 1813 to the 10th lunar month of 1825.

Nakamura Tsurusuke I portraying Ishii Genz˘ ("Kameyama no Adauchi") in a print made by Asayama Hikokuni in 1824

Nakamura Tsurusuke II
 

The actor Nakamura Shikan III held the name of Nakamura Tsurusuke II from the 11th lunar month of 1825 to the 12th lunar month of 1835.

Nakamura Tsurusuke III
Nakamura Tsurusuke III  In Japanese | Nakamura T˘jaku  In Japanese | Nakamura Utanosuke  In Japanese | Nakamura Utaki  In Japanese
 

Born in 1811 in Edo. Disciple of Nakamura Tsurusuke I, he made his debut as a child-actor performing under the name of Nakamura Utaki. He became wakaonnagata and took the name of Nakamura Utanosuke at the end of the Bunsei era (around 1832). He went to Kamigata in 1832, where he became tachiyaku. He became disciple of Nakamura T˘z˘ III and received the name of Nakamura T˘jaku at an unknown time. He finally took the name of Nakamura Tsurusuke III in the 8th lunar month of 1848 in ďsaka at the Chikugo no Shibai. This actor was said to be good in yatsushigoto and jitsugoto. He was also appreciated in tachimawari. He died in ďsaka the 5th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1851.

Nakamura Tsurusuke IV
 

The actor Band˘ Tar˘ held the name of Nakamura Tsurusuke IV from the 1st lunar month of 1862 to the 1st lunar month of 1864.

Nakamura Tsurusuke IV playing the role of Washizu Rokur˘ in the drama "Kurikaeshi Mimasu no Tamamono", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1862 at the Moritaza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Nakamura Tsurusuke V
 

The actor Nakamura Tsurusuke V held this name from the 3rd lunar month of 1871 to September 1892.

Nakamura Tsurusuke V on the stage of the Nakamuraza during the k˘j˘ celebrating his arrival in T˘ky˘ in October 1873 (print made by Utagawa Kunimasa IV)

 
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