NAKAMURA KAMENOJď
   
THREE GENERATIONS
Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I
 

The actor Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I held this name from the beginning of the 1850s to the 12th lunar month of 1853, then from the 7th lunar month of 1854 to March 1881.

Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I playing the role of the koshimoto Magaki in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1862~1863)

Nakamura Kamenoj˘ II
Nakamura Fukushi [1]  In Japanese | Nakamura Kamenoj˘ II  In Japanese | Nakamura Komasabur˘ [2]  In Japanese
 

Born the 17th day of the 8th lunar month of 1860 [3]. Was he a disciple of Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I? The question is still unanswered. His first name was Tamagor˘ [2]. He took the name of Nakamura Komasabur˘ in the first lunar month of 1868 [2]. He took the name of Nakamura Kamenoj˘ II in November 1882 at the Saruwakaza [2]. He officially became nadai and took the name of Nakamura Fukushi in January 1894 at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Okame and Oteru in the drama "Yume Musubi Ch˘-ni Torioi". He died the 14th of November 1898 [4].

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Daikokuya Koizumi Heijir˘
Nakamura Kamenoj˘ 2.3
Nakamura Kamenoj˘ [7]  In Japanese | Nakamura Shisamatsu  In Japanese
 

Born in January 1886. He started his career in January 1900, most likely as a disciple of the Narikomaya guild [5]. His first stage name was Nakamura Shisamatsu. He took the name of Nakamura Kamenoj˘ [7] in November 1911 at the Kabukiza [6]. He died the 7th of July 1924.

Yag˘ Honmy˘
Narikomaya Yamanaka Shinzabur˘
Nakamura Kamenoj˘ III [8]
 

The actor Nakamura Kamenoj˘ III [8] is the current holder of the name since November 1983.

 

Notes

[1] Not recorded in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[2] Not recorded in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".

[3] No date of birth in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". The 17th day of the 8th lunar month of the 1st year of the Man'en era was the 1st of October 1860 in the western calendar.

[4] No date of death in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[5] Was he a disciple of Nakamura Shikan IV (who died the 16th of January 1899) or a disciple of Nakamura Fukusuke IV at the beginning of his career? The question is still unanswered. He was for sure a disciple of Nakamura Shikan V.

[6] At the same time in the same theater, his master Nakamura Shikan V took the name of Nakamura Utaemon V.

[7] Recorded as Nakamura Kamenoj˘ III in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[8] Recorded as Nakamura Kamenoj˘ IV in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

 
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