Stage names:

Arashi Hinasuke X In Japanese
Nakamura Ch˘tar˘ In Japanese

real name: Imai Masao

Guild: Yoshidaya

Line number: J█DAIME (X)

Poetry name: Minshi

Existence: 4 October 1913 ~ 29 January 1986


Masters: Nakamura Moshio IV, Nakamura Kichiemon I

Disciples: Arashi Hinaz˘, Nakayama Isshi II


4 October 1913: born in T˘ky˘.

February 1920: disciple of Nakamura Kichiemon I, he made his debut on stage (hatsubutai) at the Ichimuraza, where he received the name of Nakamura Ch˘tar˘ and played a kamuro role in the drama "Gosho no Goroz˘".

1935: he became a disciple of Nakamura Moshio IV and joined with his master the T˘h˘ Gekidan troupe.

November 1936: he became both nadai and wakaonnagata.

1940: end of the T˘h˘ Gekidan troupe; Nakamura Moshio IV and Ch˘tar˘ went back to the Sh˘chiku Company.

1941: Ch˘tar˘ settled in Kansai.

September 1942: Ch˘tar˘ joined the first league of Kabuki actors (kanbu sh˘shin), playing at the Nakaza the role of Osono in the drama "Tsuchiya Chikara".

February 1943: He was finally allowed to take a prestigious name, Arashi Hinasuke X at the ďsaka Kabukiza, playing the role of Hatsugiku in the drama "Ehon Taik˘ki".

April 1954: revival (the 1st since the end of WW2) at the Nakaza of Katsu Genz˘ III's drama "Ogasawara S˘d˘"; Hinasuke played the roles of Odai-no-Kata and Ry˘suke's wife Okano [casting].

April 1960: Hinasuke played at the Misonoza (Nagoya) the role of the courtesan Okon in the drama "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba"; the role of Fukuoka Mitsugi was played by Hayashi Mataichir˘.

November 1961: premiere in Kabuki at the ďsaka Shinkabukiza of H˘j˘ Hideji's drama "Korikori Banashi"; Hinasuke played the role of Osome [casting].

April 1979: historic revival at the Meijiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV long-forgotten play "Haji Momiji Ase no Kaomise" (commonly called "Date no Jűyaku"); Hinasuke played the role of Sakae Gozen [casting].

January 1981: Hinasuke played at the Nakaza the roles of Asukai and the courtesan ďiso no Tora in the dance-drama "Kagami Jishi" and the drama "Soga no Taimen".

December 1982: Hinasuke played at the Minamiza the roles of Chűzabur˘'s wife Okaku and Jijű Tar˘'s wife Hananoi in the dramas "Ninokuchi-mura" and "Benkei J˘shi".

February 1983: Hinasuke fell ill while performing with Ichikawa Ennosuke's troupe in ďsaka at the Umeda Koma Theater.

29 January 1986: Hinasuke died.


Arashi Hinasuke X was an important supporting actor in Kamigata, although he was born and trained in T˘ky˘, excelling in roles like Ichimonjiya Osai in "Kanadehon Chűshingura" or Oen in "Fűin Giri". He performed with Ichikawa Ennosuke's troupe in his latter years, especially in akuba roles.

Arashi Hinasuke X playing the role of Shizuka Gozen in the dance-drama "Yoshinoyama", which was staged in March 1943 at the Nakaza

The Arashi Hinasuke line of actors

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