BANDŌ SHŪKA
   
FOUR GENERATIONS
Bandō Shūka I
 

The actor Bandō Shūka I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1839 to the 11th lunar month of 1854.

Bandō Shūka I portraying Kuzu-no-Ha in a print made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi in 1852

Bandō Shūka II
 

Born in Kamigata at an unknown date. He was the second son of Nakamura Karoku I and he started his career in 1851, performing under the name of Nakamura Tanetarō I. He received the name of Nakamura Moshio II around 1857. He went to Edo in 1873 and took the name of Nakamura Karoku II in March. A few months later, he was adopted by Bandō Mitsugorō VI, who helped him taking the name of Bandō Shūka II in May 1874. A few years later, he left the Bandō clan and went back to Kamigata. He worked hard as an onnagata actor but his popularity did not really grow. He died in Ōsaka the 5th May 1891.

Bandō Shūka II

Bandō Shūka III
  The actor Morita Kan'ya XIV held the name of Bandō Shūka III from January 1926 to December 1934.
Bandō Shūka IV
  The actor Ōtani Keizō held the name of Bandō Shūka IV from June 1964 to October 1973.
 
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