Stage names:

Matsumoto Kingo III In Japanese
Matsumoto Kin'ya I In Japanese
Matsumoto Tadashi In Japanese

Real name: Hishino Tadashi

Guild: K˘raiya

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Birthday: 12 April 1942


Father: Matsumoto Kingo II

Masters: Matsumoto Haku˘ II (Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IX), Matsumoto Haku˘ I (Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII)


1948: he makes his first appearance on stage in ďsaka at the Kabukiza, receiving the name of Matsumoto Tadashi and playing a kamuro role in the drama "Yoshidaya".

1953: he becomes disciple of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII and receives the name of Matsumoto Kin'ya I.

6 January 1956: his father Matsumoto Kingo II dies.

February 1965: he becomes nadai and takes the name of Matsumoto Kingo III at the T˘ky˘ Takarazuka Gekij˘, performing in the dramas "Date Masamune" and "Oni no Sh˘sh˘ Yonagabanashi".

February 1967: premiere at the Kabukiza of Hagiwara Yukio's dance-drama "Dattan"; Kingo plays the role of a rengy˘shű [casting].

November 1969: premiere at the National Theatre of Mishima Yukio's drama "Chinsetsu Yumihari-zuki"; Kingo plays the role of the r˘t˘ Takihei [more details].

September 1988: Kingo joins the first league of Kabuki actors (kanbu sh˘shin).

August 1990: revival at the Kabukiza of the kaidanmono "Kaidan Chibusa no Enoki"; Kingo plays the role of the sh˘ya of the village of Ochiai [casting]

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; Kingo plays the role of Saruta Hikodayű [more details|casting].


Matsumoto Kingo III is an talented supporting tachiyaku actor of the K˘raiya guild.

The mon of Matsumoto Kingo III

The Matsumoto Kin'ya line of actors

The Matsumoto Kingo line of actors

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