Nakamura Moshio I

The actor Nakamura Karoku I held the name of Nakamura Moshio I from his teens to the 2nd lunar month of 1804.

Nakamura Moshio 1.2
Nakamura Moshio  In Japanese | Mihogi Tomisabur˘  In Japanese

Unknown date of birth. Unknown relationship to the Mihogi clan. His first stage name was Mihogi Tomisabur˘. He became a disciple of Nakamura Karoku I and received the name of Nakamura Moshio in the 11th lunar month of 1820 in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai. This minor wakaonnagata actor most likely died in 1838. He was not acknowledged as an official member of the line.

Nakamura Moshio II

The actor Band˘ Shűka II held the name of Nakamura Moshio II from around 1857 to February 1873.

Nakamura Moshio III
Nakamura Moshio III  In Japanese | Nakamura Eijir˘  In Japanese

Born in 1843. Disciple of Nakamura Tokiz˘ I, his first stage name was Nakamura Eijir˘. He took the name of Nakamura Moshio III in April 1908 at the Meijiza, along with his master Nakamura Karoku III and his master's adopted son Nakamura Tokiz˘ II who both celebrated their shűmei. The new Moshio unfortunately held his name only for a few months as he died the 16th of August 1908.

Nakamura Moshio IV

The actor Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII held the name of Nakamura Moshio IV from October 1929 to December 1949.

Nakamura Moshio IV playing the role of Togashi Saemon in the dance-drama "Kanjinch˘", which was staged in February 1939 at the Yűrakuza

Nakamura Moshio V
Nakamura Moshio V  In Japanese | Nakamura Nakanosuke  In Japanese

Born the 28th of October 1938. He was the son of Ichikawa Kuz˘ V. Disciple of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII, he started his career in February 1958, in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza, where he received the name of Nakamura Nakanosuke and performed in the drama "Nigatsud˘". He finally took the name of Nakamura Moshio V in July 1964 at the Kabukiza, performing in "Omiki Dokkuri" and "Shinobugusa Sugata no Nishikie". These July Kabuki programs celebrated the memories of both Nakamura Tokiz˘ III and Nakamura Tokiz˘ IV. It was also the shűmei of Nakamura Sanzaemon V, Nakamura Seigor˘ III and Nakamura Kosabur˘. He appeared on stage for the last time in June 1969, performing at the T˘yoko Gekij˘ in "Yoritomo no Shi", "Kumagai Jin'ya" and "Onnagata no Ha". Victim of a car crash, he had to quit the Kabuki world.

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Harimaya Narumi Takaaki
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