Stage names:

Nakamura Kanzaburô V
Nakamura Takematsu

Other name: Saruwaka Kanzaburô

Line number: GODAIME (V)

Existence: 1666 ~ 19th day of the 9th lunar month of 1701


Grandfather: Nakamura Kanzaburô I

Father: Nakamura Kanzaburô III

Brother: Nakamura Denshichi

Son-in-law: Nakamura Kanzaburô VI


1666: born in Edo. Son of Nakamura Kanzaburô III. His first name is Nakamura Takematsu.

16th day of the 8th lunar month of 1674: his uncle Nakamura Kanzaburô II dies.

9th lunar month of 1674: his father takes the name of Nakamura Kanzaburô III.

11th day of the 8th lunar month of 1678: his father Nakamura Kanzaburô III dies. As he is too young to become zamoto, both the name and the position are given to his adopted brother Nakamura Kantarô I.

1st lunar month of 1684: Nakamura Kanzaburô IV takes the name of Nakamura Denkurô I at the Nakamuraza.

10th lunar month of 1684: Nakamura Takematsu takes the name of Nakamura Kanzaburô V.

1st lunar month of 1697: premiere of the bombastic "Shibaraku" scene (Kabuki Jûhachiban), at the Nakamuraza, performed within the drama "Daifukuchô Sankai Nagoya". Ichikawa Danjûrô I plays the superhero role; his stage partners are the onnagata Ogino Sawanojô and the katakiyaku Yamanaka Heikurô I.

10th day of the 12th lunar month of 1698: a fire breaks out in the district of Nihonbashi Hongoku-chô, burning down the Nakamuraza.

1st lunar month of 1701: premiere at the Nakamuraza of the bombastic play "Zôhiki" (Kabuki Jûhachiban), included in the drama "Keisei Ôshôkun". The hero and the villain are played by Ichikawa Danjûrô I and Yamanaka Heikurô I.

19th day of the 9th lunar month of 1701: Kanzaburô dies.


Nakamura Kanzaburô V was the fifth zamoto of the Nakamuraza. He managed his theater for 17 years. He was an outstanding dancer.

Nakamura Kanzaburô V in an ilustration from the book "Kokon Shibai Irokurabe Hyakunin Isshu" (1st lunar month of 1693)

The Nakamura Kanzaburô line of actors and theater managers

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