|NAKAMURA BAISHI IV|
Real name: Ogawa Yoshiharu
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Birthday: 22 November 1987
Great-great-great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku I
Great-great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku III
Great-grandfather: Nakamura Tokiz˘ III
Grandfather: Nakamura Tokiz˘ IV
Father: Nakamura Tokiz˘ V
Brother: Nakamura Mantar˘
June 1994: debut on stage (hatsubutai) at the Kabukiza, where the 32nd anniversary (33rd memorial service) of the passing away of Nakamura Tokiz˘ IV is celebrated; he receives the name of Nakamura Baishi IV, playing the roles of Ch˘bŕ's son Ch˘matsu and a young traveller in the play "Yudono no Ch˘bŕ" and the dance "Michiyuki Tabiji no Yomeiri"; the role of Ch˘bŕ is played by Yorozuya Kinnosuke.
October 1996: Baishi plays at the Kabukiza the role of Tsuruchiyo in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi"; the roles of Masaoka, Yashio and Masaoka's son Senmatsu are played by Nakamura Jakuemon IV, Kataoka Takao and Nakamura Mantar˘.
February 2000: special kodomo shibai dance program to end the evening program at the Kabukiza; Baishi plays the role of Maizuru in the dance "Kusazuribiki"; the role of Maizuru is played by his brother Nakamura Mantar˘.
January 2010: revival at the National Theatre of Namiki Gohei's long-forgotten drama "Keisei Kogane no Shachihoko", which was revised and entitled "Asahi-ni Kagayaku Kin no Shachihoko"; it was staged to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the establishment of the city of Nagoya; Baishi plays the role of Princess Ashikaga Kuni [more details | casting].
January 2014: premiere at the National Theatre of "Sanzen Ry˘ Haru no Komahiki", a revival of Tatsuoka Mansaku's 1794 drama "Keisei Haru no Tori"; Baishi plays the role of T˘emon's daughter Otoyo [more details].
January 2019: revival at the National Theatre of Namiki Gohei I's 1779 drama "Sode Nikki Banshű Meguri"; this Otowaya-powered revision was entitled "Himeji-j˘ Oto-ni Kiku Sono Ishizue"; Baishi plays the roles of Momonoi Kogajir˘, Momonoi Yaegikumaru and the koshimoto Okiku (in reality Momonoi Yaegikumaru) [casting | more details].
The Nakamura Baishi line of actors
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