NAMIE KOKAN
   
TWO GENERATIONS
Namie Kokan I
 

The actor Namie Kokan I held this name from 1680 to 1687.

Matsumoto Hy˘z˘ (left panel/top/1st from left), Namie Kokan I (left panel/top/2nd from left), ďyama Giemon (left panel/center), Takeshima K˘zaemon I (left panel/bottom/2nd from right) and Ichimura Shir˘ji (left panel/bottom/1st from right) on the stage of an ďsaka theater in the 11th lunar month of 1686 (illustration from the 1686 hy˘banki "Naniwa Tachigiki Mukashi Banashi")

Namie Kokan II
Namie Kokan II  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Namie Kokan I, he took the name of Namie Kokan II in 1688. He worked as a zamoto in ďsaka in the 1st lunar month of 1690, coproducing with Ichikawa Kaoru the new year drama "Tajimaya Onatsu Seijűr˘ Sanjűsannenki". He performed in Ky˘to in 1691 and in Edo in 1694. His rank in the 1695 ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was naka (literally "middle"). This wakaonnagata actor was active up to 1697.

The name of Namie Kokan II (in the red box) and his mon (in the blue box) in the hy˘banki "Yakusha ďkagami Gassai" (1692)

 
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