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Nakagawa Shigejűr˘  
Nakagawa Shigejűr˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was trained in inaka shibai. He settled in Ky˘to in Fall 1710 and he made his debut in ˘shibai in the 11th lunar month of 1710, when he performed as a tachiyaku in Ky˘to at Ebisuya Sh˘dayű's theater in the kaomise drama "Inari Ch˘ja Yotsugimaru", which was produced by Yamashita Karumo; his stage partners were Yamashita Ky˘emon I, Yoshizawa Ayame I, Fujikawa Buzaemon I, Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ I and Yamada Jinpachi. Either tachiyaku or katakiyaku, he switched to jitsuaku when he performed in the 1st lunar month of 1719 in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Ne Monogatari", which was produced in Ky˘to by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater. He switched back to katakiyaku in the 11th lunar month of 1719, when he played at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of Yahase Namiemon [1] in the kaomise drama "Chiyo no Ume Naniwa Kagami", which was produced by Sakakiyama Shirojűr˘. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 1st lunar month of 1723, in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater, where he performed in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Oshioyama" which was produced by Segawa Kikunoj˘ I. His rank in the 1723 Ky˘to hy˘banki [2], katakiyaku section, was (superior) [visual]. No record afterwards. He was the master of Nakagawa Sh˘gor˘ and Nakagawa Shir˘emon.

Nakagawa Shigejűr˘ (top/left), Arashi Sanjűr˘ I (top/right), Tominaga Tamagiri (bottom/left) and Fujimura Oginoj˘ (bottom/right) playing the roles of Yahase Namiemon [1], Hiyoshi Mantar˘, Omiya and Naniwa no Ohama in the kaomise drama "Chiyo no Ume Naniwa Kagami", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1719 in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater

Nakagawa Takegor˘  
Nakagawa Takegor˘  In Japanese | Nakagawa Hanzabur˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was recorded for the firs time in the 11th lunar month of 1695, when he performed as a wakaonnagata in Edo at the Nakamuraza. He switched to wakashugata in the 11th lunar month of 1699, when he performed at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Taira no Kiyomori Bijin Zoroi". He played in the 3rd lunar month of 1705 in Edo at the Nakamuraza the role of Karahashi Saij˘ in the drama "Chűj˘-hime Mitsu no Kuruma". He left Edo for almost 10 years to perform in tabi shibai. He was back in Edo in Fall 1714. He took the name of Nakagawa Takegor˘ and he performed as a tachiyaku in the 11th lunar month of 1714 at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Enman Taiheiki", which welcomed in Edo the actor Wakabayashi Shirogor˘. His rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was naka-no-j˘ (superior in the middle class) in one hy˘banki [3] and naka-no-j˘-j˘ (superior - superior in the middle class) in another hy˘banki [4]. No record afterwards.

The name of Nakagawa Takegor˘ in the 1715 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

 

Notes

[1] Yahase or Yabase ?

[2] This hy˘banki, entitled "Yakusha Ukeburumai", was published in the 2nd lunar month of 1723.

[3] This hy˘banki was "Yakusha Futokoro Zetai", which was published in the 1st lunar month of 1715.

[4] This hy˘banki was "Yakusha Hangonk˘", which was published in the 1st lunar month of 1715.

 
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