Real name: Katsura Eitar˘
Existence: 21 December 1875 ~ 13 March 1945
Master: Nakamura Ganjir˘ I
Adopted son: Nakamura Naritar˘ II
Disciple: Nakamura Komajaku
21 December 1875: born in ďsaka.
1880: he becomes a disciple of Nakamura Ganjir˘ I.
October 1881: he takes the name of Nakamura Naritar˘ I in ďsaka at the Ebisuza.
1899: Naritar˘ goes to T˘ky˘ and joins the troupe led by Ichikawa Sadanji I.
November 1909: revival of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Onna Goroshi Abura no Jigoku", in ďsaka at the Asahiza, which is based on a new script written by Watanabe Katei; Naritar˘ plays the role of Okichi [casting].
July 1911: Naritar˘ plays at the Asahiza (ďsaka) the roles of Issun Tokubŕ and Otatsu in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami". His stage partners are Jitsukawa Enjir˘ I (Danshichi) and Arashi Kitsusabur˘ IV (Tsuribune Sabu).
November 1911: Naritar˘ plays at the Nakaza (ďsaka) the roles of Nureginu and Jihiz˘ in the drama "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘". His stage partners are Jitsukawa Enjaku II (Yokoz˘, Katsuyori) and Arashi Tokusabur˘ V (Princess Yaegaki).
January 1914: Nakamura Naritar˘ I takes the name of Nakamura Kaisha in ďsaka at the Naniwaza.
October 1919: premiere at the Naniwaza (ďsaka) of the drama "T˘jűr˘ no Koi", a drama inspired by the life of the actor Sakata T˘jűr˘ I; Kaisha plays the role of the Kabuki actor Kirinami Senju I [more details].
13 March 1945: Kaisha is killed in the bombing of ďsaka by the US Army.
Nakamura Kaisha's best roles: Koharu (the "Kawash˘" of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Shinjű Ten no Amijima"), Ohaya (the Hikimado scene of "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki"), Umegawa ("Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai") and Takebe Genz˘ (the "Terakoya" scene of "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami").
Nakamura Kaisha playing the role of Okaru in the drama "Yoi K˘shin" (print made by Natori Shunsen in 1928)
The Nakamura Naritar˘ line of actors
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