|NAKAMURA BAIGYOKU IV|
Nakamura Baigyoku IV
Real name: Kawamura Toshiyuki
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Birthday: 2 August 1946
Adoptive father: Nakamura Utaemon VI
Apprentice: Nakamura Umemaru
April 1960: premiere at the Kabukiza of Hagiwara Yukio's dance-drama "Onizoroi Momijigari"; Fukunosuke plays the role of the messenger from the God of the Otokoyama Hachiman shrine Chiakihiko [casting].
April 1967: great shűmei at the Kabukiza for the Narikomaya and Kagaya guilds; Nakamura Fukusuke VII, Kagaya Fukunosuke II, Kagaya Hashinosuke II and Nakamura Tamatar˘ III respectively take the names of Nakamura Shikan VII, Nakamura Fukusuke VIII, Nakamura Matsue V and Nakamura T˘z˘ VI; The new Fukusuke plays the role of Koganosuke in the "Yoshinogawa" scene of the classic "Imoseyama Onna Teikin".
April 1992: great shűmei at the Kabukiza for the Narikomaya and Takasagoya guilds; Nakamura Fukusuke VIII and Nakamura Kotar˘ V respectively take the names of Nakamura Baigyoku IV and Nakamura Fukusuke IX. The new Baigyoku plays in the dramas "Kinkakuji" and "Ise Ond˘ koi no Netaba".
November 2007: Baigyoku receives the Purple Ribbon Medal (Shijű H˘sh˘ in Japanese), one of the six japanese medals of honor awarded by the Japanese Government to deserving citizens.
October 2014: the October Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza commemorates the 26th anniversary (27th memorial service) and the 2nd anniversary (3rd memorial service) of late Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII and late Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII [more details].
Nakamura Baigyoku IV is one of the best nimaime actors.
The mon of Nakamura Baigyoku IV
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