|NAKAMURA KAISHUN II|
Real name: Hirano Toyohide
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Birthday: 1 January 1948
Adoptive father: Nakamura Utaemon VI
April 1960: premiere at the Kabukiza of Hagiwara Yukio's dance-drama "Onizoroi Momijigari"; Hashinosuke plays the role of the messenger from the God of the Otokoyama Hachiman shrine Hyakuakihiko [casting].
1967: tour in Canada.
1972: tour in Europe.
1978: tour in Australia.
1982: tour in the USA.
1985: tour in the USSR.
1990: second tour in Europe.
March 1999: Matsue plays the role of Onoe in the jidaimono "Kagamiyama Koky˘ no Nishikie" at the National Theatre. His stage partners are Ichikawa Danz˘ (the evil Iwafuji) and Nakamura Tokiz˘ (Ohatsu).
April 2002: Nakamura Matsue V takes the name of Nakamura Kaishun II at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Princess Takiyasha and Princess Yaegaki in the plays "Masakado" and "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘" (the "Jusshuk˘" scene); this special program commemorates the first anniversary of the death of Nakamura Utaemon VI.
January 2003: Kaishun celebrates his shűmei in ďsaka at the Sh˘chikuza, playing the roles of the courtesan Yűgiri and the snake demon disguised as the dancer Hanako in the play "Ninin Yűgiri" and the great dance "Ky˘ganoko Musume D˘j˘ji".
October 2003: Kaishun celebrates his shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza, playing the leading female roles of the 2 beautiful dance-dramas "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To" and "Iro Moy˘ Chotto Karimame".
April 2004: Kaishun celebrates his shűmei at the Kanamaruza (Shikoku), playing the role of Princess Sakura in the drama "Saikai Zakura Misome no Kiyomizu" and a celestial creature in the dance "Hagoromo". His stage partner in the role of the Priest Seigen is Nakamura Kichiemon.
June 2004: Kaishun celebrates his shűmei in Fukuoka at the Hakataza, playing the roles of Princess Yaegaki, Princess Yuki and Yoshitsune in the dramas "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘" (the "Jusshuk˘" scene), "Kinkakuji" and "Kanjinch˘".
November 2014: the Annual Festive Face-Showing Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza commemorates the 32nd anniversary (33rd memorial service) of the passing away of Matsumoto Haku˘. His two sons, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ and Living National Treasure Nakamura Kichiemon, are the zagashira [more details].
October 2015: production at the National Theatre of "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" in a t˘shi ky˘gen production (3 acts; 8 scenes) with the revival of the rarely-staged "Daidaik˘" act; Kaishun plays the role of the nakai Manno [more details|casting].
The mon of Nakamura Kaishun II
The Kagaya Hashinosuke line of actors
The Nakamura Matsue line of actors
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