NAKAMURA KAN'EMON
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Nakamura Kan'emon I
Nakamura Kan'emon I  In Japanese | Arashi Okakur˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was recorded for the first time in 1824 in a Kamigata hy˘banki. His first stage name was Arashi Okakur˘ (unknown relationship to any Arashi clan). He became disciple of Nakamura Utaemon III and took the name of Nakamura Kan'emon I in the 11th lunar month of 1837. This katakiyaku/jitsuaku minor actor was active in Kamigata, Nagoya or Edo up to the middle of the Ansei era.

Nakamura Kan'emon I (left) and Band˘ Daijir˘ playing the role of the send˘ Kanroku and the send˘ Bunroku in the drama "Sakaro", which was staged in 5th lunar month of 1849 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi)

Nakamura Kan'emon 1.2
Nakamura Kan'emon  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. This minor actor was active from the end of the Ansei era to 1871.

Nakamura Kan'emon II
Nakamura Kan'emon II [1]  In Japanese | Nakamura Baijaku I  In Japanese | Nakamura Umenosuke I  In Japanese | Ichikawa Momiji [2]  In Japanese
 

Born in 1851. Disciple of Ichikawa Monnosuke IV from 1854, his first stage name was Ichikawa Momiji. He became a disciple of Nakamura Shikan IV at the beginning of the Meiji era and received the name of Nakamura Umenosuke I. He switched to Nakamura Baijaku I in 1878. He became nadai and celebrated it in April 1913 at the Kabukiza, where he took the name of Nakamura Kan'emon II. He was active in T˘ky˘, mainly in koshibai [3] and occasionally in ˘shibai (in his latter year). He died the 27th of April 1919. He was the father of Nakamura Nakasuke III and the Zenshinza star Nakamura Kan'emon III.

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
Mitsui Umenosuke Baijaku Narikomaya

Nakamura Kan'emon II

Nakamura Kan'emon III
 

The actor Nakamura Kan'emon III held this name from April 1920 to September 1989.

Nakamura Kan'emon III playing the role of Togashi Saemon in the dance-drama "Kanjinch˘", which was staged in March 1939 at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘

 

Notes

[1] Recorded as Nakamura Kan'emon I in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

[2] Not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

[3] He was for many years zagashira at the Ryűseiza in Asakusa.

 
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