Kagaya Utae II
Real name: Nakayama Yukio
Birthday: 6 June 1932
Master: Nakamura Utaemon VI
October 1951: he makes his first appearance on stage at the ďsaka Kabukiza,
receiving the name of Nakamura Utaji.
June 1957: Nakamura Utaji takes the name of Kagaya Utae II at the Kabukiza,
playing in the dramas "Kagamiyama" and "Imamiya Shinjű".
April 1996: Kagaya Utae II takes the name of Nakamura Utae at the Kabukiza,
playing the role of Omaki in the play "K˘chiyama".
Nakamura Utae is a veteran onnagata actor of the Narikomaya guild.
Courtesy of DANGO JIR█ HYPER
This image was part of an amazing 2010 web project, which was entitled Kabuki Bijin Tokei (The Kabuki Beautiful People Clock), a special countdown with original pictures of Kabuki actors, one picture per day up to the closing of the Kabukiza (video on youtube)
Nakamura Utae was Number 92 in this countdown (online the 29th of January 2010, 92 days to go before the closing of T˘ky˘'s most famous theater)