Important: From the third to the fifth generations, the line was divided into 2 parallel branches, one related to the Narikomaya guild (the Nakamura Utaemon line of actors) and the other to the Takasagoya guild (Nakamura Baigyoku line of actors)
|Nakamura Fukusuke I
|Nakamura Fukusuke II
Nakamura Fukusuke II | Nakamura Masajir˘ I
Born in 1839. He was the fourth son of Nakamura Tomishir˘ and started his career as a disciple of his eldest brother Nakamura Fukusuke I, who gave him the name of Nakamura Masajir˘ I. He took the name of Nakamura Fukusuke II in the 8th lunar month of 1861 at the Moritaza, playing the roles of Izutsu Onnanosuke and Umezu Kamon in the drama "Sakura S˘shi Gonichi no Bundan". He was trained as a wagotoshi and an onnagata actor. He unfortunately died in his prime, the 6th day of the 8th lunar month of 1867 .
|Print made by Utagawa Toyokuni in 1863
|Nakamura Fukusuke III (Narikomaya)
Nakamura Juz˘ | Nakamura Jutar˘ | Nakamura Jűz˘ VI | | Nakamura Juz˘ | Nakamura Fukusuke III | Nakamura Masajir˘ II | Nakamura Masanosuke II
Born in ďsaka in 1846. He started his career as a disciple of Nakamura Masajir˘ I, who gave him the name of Nakamura Masanosuke II. He was trained in hama shibai and went with his master to Edo in Summer 1861. He took the name of Nakamura Masajir˘ II in 1862. He was adopted by Nakamura Shikan IV in the 2nd lunar month of 1868 and took the name of Nakamura Fukusuke III at the Moritaza, playing 3 roles in the drama "Fűki Jizai Sakigake Soga". Around the same time, in ďsaka, another actor took the same name of Nakamura Fukusuke III. This unusual situation was validated by the kabuki world and the two Fukusuke lines started to coexist. The Fukusuke in T˘ky˘ quarreled with his adoptive father and left his clan, taking the name of Nakamura Juz˘ in the 4th lunar month of 1872 at the Nakamuraza, playing in the drama "Koisomete Sh˘bu Katabira". Then, he took the name of Nakamura Jűz˘ VI in October 1873 at the Sawamuraza, playing in the drama "Sh˘chikubai Yuki no Akebono". He took the name of Nakamura Jutar˘ in January 1878 at the Harukiza, playing 2 roles in the drama "Matsukazari Otakara Sugoroku". He performed in venues like the Miyakoza or the Nakajimaza. He was disfigured by a burn on his face, took back the name of Nakamura Juz˘ and became a travelling actor. He was often on sick leave during his latter years and died the 5th of May 1888. He was able to play either wakaonnagata or katakiyaku roles but his main field of excellence were wajitsu roles in sewamono dramas. He suffered many hardships during his life. His yag˘ were Narikomaya, Kashiwaya and Shinkomaya.
Nakamura Fukusuke III portraying the role of Takigawa Kobunji in the drama "Yayoi Zakura Shiranui Monogatari", which was staged in the 2nd lunar month of 1872 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)
|Prints & Illustrations
|Nakamura Fukusuke III (Takasagoya)
Nakamura Fukusuke III in a print about the Chiyosaki Bridge in ďsaka (print made by Nakai Yoshitaki in 1870)
|Nakamura Fukusuke IV (Narikomaya)
|Nakamura Fukusuke IV (Takasagoya)
|Nakamura Fukusuke V (Narikomaya)
The actor Nakamura Fukusuke V held this name from April 1916 to August 1933.
|Nakamura Fukusuke V (Takasagoya)
The actor Nakamura Fukusuke V held this name from January 1935 to January 1969.
|Nakamura Fukusuke VI
|Nakamura Fukusuke VII
|Nakamura Fukusuke VIII
|Nakamura Fukusuke IX
The actor Nakamura Fukusuke IX is the current holder of the name since April 1992.
Nakamura Fukusuke IX
 The 6th day of the 8th lunar month of the 3rd year of the Kei˘ era was the 3rd of September 1867 in the western calendar.
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