Nakamura Kashichi I

The actor Kagaya Kashichi I was also called Nakamura Kashichi I.

Nakamura Kashichi II

The actor Nakamura Shirobŕ held the name of Nakamura Kashichi II from the 8th lunar month of 1812 to the 7th lunar month of 1839.

Nakamura Kashichi II portraying Yurugi Umanosuke in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Nakamura Kashichi III
Nakamura Kashichi III  In Japanese | Nakamura Katsusabur˘  In Japanese | Arashi Katsusabur˘  In Japanese | Yoshizawa Enjir˘ II  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Yoshizawa Iroha II, his first stage name was Yoshizawa Enjir˘ II. Later, he became disciple of Arashi Rikan II and received the name of Arashi Katsusabur˘. With the help of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ II, he was adopted by Nakamura Kashichi II and changed his name to Nakamura Katsusabur˘. His adoptive father Nakamura Kashichi II, who wanted to retire, and himself finally took the names of Nakamura Shirobŕ and Nakamura Kashichi III in the 8th lunar month of 1839, in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai, performing in a program commemorating the 1st anniversary (2nd memorial service) of the passing away of the star Nakamura Tamasuke. He played in the 8th lunar month of 1843 at the Kado no Shibai several roles in the drama "Hana Momiji Iroha Bunko". No record afterwards. He most likely died in Kamigata at the beginning of the K˘ka era. His yag˘ was Sh˘kakuya.

The actor Nakamura Kashichi III playing the role of Yamazaki Yogor˘ in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1840 at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Hasegawa Sadanobu I)

Nakamura Kashichi IV

The actor Nakamura Kashichi IV held this name from January 1875 to February 1881.

Nakamura Kashichi IV playing the role of Ganryű in the drama "Katakiuchi Nit˘ Eiyűki", which was staged in January 1875 at the Chikugo no Shibai (print made by Nakai Yoshitaki)

Nakamura Kashichi V
Nakamura Kashichi V  In Japanese | Kurotani Ichiz˘  In Japanese | Jitsukawa Ichiz˘  In Japanese | Jitsukawa Umesabur˘  In Japanese

Born in ďsaka in 1861. Disciple of Jitsukawa Yaoz˘ I and son of Jitsukawa Wakaemon, his first stage name was Jitsukawa Umesabur˘ and he started his career around 1869. He took the name of Jitsukawa Ichiz˘ in 1878 in ďsaka at the Bentenza. Following a quarrel with his master, he left the Jitsukawa clan and took the name of Kurotani Ichiz˘ in June 1885 at the Asahiza. He finally took the name of Nakamura Kashichi V in November 1910 in ďsaka at the Naniwaza. He died the 20th of March 1931. This Kamigata supporting actor was able to perform a wide range of roles, either as a tachiyaku, an onnagata or a katakiyaku.

Honmy˘ Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kurotani Umesabur˘ Kakki Sh˘kakuya
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