NAKAMURA KICHIEMON
   
FOUR GENERATIONS (2 LINES)
The Old Line
Nakamura Kichiemon I
 

The actor Nakamura Kichiemon I held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1759 to the 1st lunar month of 1760, then from the 11th lunar month of 1761 to the 6th lunar month of 1770.

Nakamura Kichiemon I playing the role of Nan Yohŕ in the drama "Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki", which was staged in the 12th lunar month of 1762 at the Naka no Shibai

Nakamura Kichiemon II
Nakamura Kichiz˘ V [1]  In Japanese | Nakamura Kichiemon II  In Japanese | Nakamura Kichiz˘ V [1]  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Disciple of Nakamura Kichinosuke, an actor related to Nakamura Kichiemon I, he started his career as a wakaonnagata named Nakamura Kichiz˘ V [1]. He spent most of his acting years in hama shibai and occasionally performed at the ďnishi no Shibai. He took the name of Nakamura Kichiemon II in 1811. He settled in Edo in Fall 1816 and took back the name of Nakamura Kichiz˘ V in the 11th lunar month of 1816 [3]. He was active up to 1821.

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The name of Nakamura Kichiemon II in a 1815 yakuwari banzuke (the zone within the red box, between Mimasu Mitsugor˘ and Kataoka Ayame) for Kabuki performances at the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai (ďsaka)

The New Line
Nakamura Kichiemon I
  The actor Nakamura Kichiemon I held this name from 1897 to September 1954.

Nakamura Kichiemon I in a print made by Natori Shunsen

Nakamura Kichiemon II
  The actor Nakamura Kichiemon II held this name from May 1965 to November 2021.

Nakamura Kichiemon II playing the role of T˘kichi in the drama "Kinkakuji" in a print made by Tsuruya K˘kei in December 1988
Print courtesy of Castle Fine Arts, Inc. (all rights reserved)

 

Notes

[1] Nakamura Kichiz˘ III in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". Nakamura Kichiz˘ V in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[2] 1813 in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten". 1811 in the latest edition (2012) of "Kabuki Haiyű Meiseki Benran".

[3] It was reported in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten" that he appeared on stage for the last time in the 4th lunar month of 1815, in ďsaka at the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai, performing in "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" and "Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage". No record afterwards.

 
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