Matsumoto K˘z˘ 0.1

The actor Ichikawa Hakuen I held the name of Matsumoto K˘z˘ when he was a young boy, up to the 10th lunar month of 1754.

Matsumoto K˘z˘ I
Matsumoto K˘z˘ I  In Japanese | Ichikawa Nakaz˘ [1]  In Japanese | Ichikawa Yaoji  In Japanese | Nakamura Takeo  In Japanese | Band˘ Tsumamaru  In Japanese

Born the 30th of December 1911. He became disciple of Azuma Ichinoj˘ II in 1919 and made his debut on stage in September 1919 at the Miyatoza, where he received the name of Band˘ Tsumamaru and played the role of the decchi Ch˘matsu in the drama "Shima Chidori". He joined Nakamura Takesabur˘ V in May 1935 and received the name of Nakamura Takeo. He became a disciple of Ichikawa Yaoz˘ VIII in August 1940 and took the name of Ichikawa Yaoji. He took the name of Ichikawa Nakaz˘ [1] in January 1953. He passed the nadai exam and officially became nadai in January 1959 at the Kabukiza, where he played the role of the tedai Ch˘kichi in the drama "K˘chiyama". A short k˘j˘ was made on stage by Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII to celebrate this event. Along with Ichikawa Nakanosuke III and Ichikawa Nakajir˘, he joined the K˘raiya guild in 1981 and he took the name of Matsumoto K˘z˘ I in October 1981 at the Kabukiza during the great 3-generations shűmei of the K˘raiya guild (K˘raiya Sandai Shűmei) [2], playing the roles of the bansotsu Gunnai, the hyakush˘ Ry˘saku and the taiko mochi Sh˘shichi in "Kanjinch˘", "Terakoya" and "Gion Ichiriki Jaya". He appeared on stage for the last time in June 1985 at the Kabukiza, where he played the role of a farmer in "Wakaki Hi no Nobunaga". He most likely [3] performed only for a few days as he died the 6th of June 1985.

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K˘raiya, Tachibanaya Ichinohe Hidetar˘
Matsumoto K˘z˘ II

The actor Matsumoto K˘z˘ II is the current holder of the name since January 2018.

The mon of Matsumoto K˘z˘ I and Matsumoto K˘z˘ II



[1] Ichikawa Nakaz˘ II in the National Theatre Digital Library.

[2] Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII, Ichikawa Somegor˘ VI and Matsumoto Kintar˘ III took the names of Matsumoto Haku˘ I, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IX and Ichikawa Somegor˘ VII. At the same time, Ichikawa Momomaru, Ichikawa Nakanosuke III and Ichikawa Nakajir˘ respectively took the names of Ichikawa Shinsha II, Matsumoto K˘emon I and Matsumoto K˘jir˘.

[3] "Most likely" because this was recorded in the Kabuki on the Web Performances Database. Did he really perform from shonichi for a few days or did he fall ill before shonichi? We don't know.

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