NAKAMURA DANZď

Stage names:

Nakamura Danz˘ In Japanese
Nakamura Manbŕ In Japanese
Kataoka Manbŕ In Japanese
Nakamura Danz˘ In Japanese
Kataoka Danz˘ In Japanese
Nakamura Sanza In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Nakamura Jűz˘ I

Son: Nakamura Senz˘

Disciple: Nakamura Shinz˘

Career:

Before 1740: date of birth unknown. Disciple of Nakamura Jűz˘ I, he received the stage name of Nakamura Sanza and he started to perform as a katakiyaku in ďsaka from 1739.

Fall 1740: he went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1740: he took the name of Kataoka Danz˘, performing in the kaomise drama "Asuka Miyako Jindai no Maki", which was produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I for the nadai Miyako Mandayű.

11th lunar month of 1742: he took the name of Nakamura Danz˘ in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai, playing the role of Daimojiya Shibaemon in the kaomise drama "Kaeribana Konrei Nagoya" which was produced by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1759: he took the name of Kataoka Manbŕ in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai, performing in the kaomise drama "H˘nen no Miyako Mutsuki no Kotobuki" which was produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I and celebrated the shűmei of Nakamura Kichiemon I, Nakamura Jűz˘ II and Matsuya Shinjűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1760: he took the name of Nakamura Manbŕ in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai, playing the role of Ishid˘ Kenmotsu in the kaomise drama "Kiku Nagashi Kokka Taiheiki" which was produced by his son Nakamura Senz˘.

11th lunar month of 1761: he took back the name of Nakamura Danz˘ in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai, playing the roles of the hinin Gonji and Toshiemon's wife Onoe in the kaomise drama "Hitomaru Banzei no Utena" which was produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I.

Fall 1765: Danz˘ went back to ďsaka, after 14 seasons spent in Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1765: Danz˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Danj˘ Saemon, in reality Noto-no-Kami Noritsune, in the kaomise drama "ďzatsuki Shuen no Kachidoki" [1], which was produced by Mimasu Daigor˘ I and Nakamura Utaemon I.

Fall 1772: Danz˘ went back to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1772: Danz˘ played at the Minamigawa no Shibai the role of Mifune Tsunaemon in the kaomise drama "ďsaka Zaiku Araki no Mokuz˘", which was produced by Yoshizawa Iroha I.

1st lunar month of 1773: Danz˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Nakamura Danz˘ (left) and Asao Motogor˘ I (right) performing in the kaomise drama "Kachidoki Manzairaku", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1745 at the Kitagawa no Shibai

 
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