Matsumoto K˘jaku I
Matsumoto K˘jaku I  In Japanese | Matsumoto Takaya  In Japanese

Born the 7th of July 1933. He started his career after WWII, in January 1950 when he became a disciple of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII, received the name of Matsumoto Takaya and performed at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘ in "Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari". He became nadai and took the name of Matsumoto K˘jaku I in September 1957 at the Kabukiza, playing the role of Okumi in the drama "M˘ja Zuma". This program celebrated also the shűmei of 3 others nadai actors: Nakamura Kichigor˘ I, Matsumoto Komagor˘ II and Matsumoto K˘nosuke. It was also the hatsubutai of Ichikawa Arajir˘ III and Matsumoto Matsunosuke. Matsumoto K˘jaku was active in ˘shibai up to August 1994, when he appeared on stage for the last time, at the Kabukiza, where he played the role of the ny˘b˘ Otoma in Uno Nobuo's drama "K˘dan Yomiya no Ame". He suddenly died the 21st of August 1994 and was replaced on stage by Nakamura Shinobu. He was an important supporting onnagata actor for the K˘raiya guild.

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K˘raiya Hoshino Hideto

Matsumoto K˘jaku I

Matsumoto K˘jaku II

The actor Matsumoto K˘jaku II is the current holder of the name since June 2011.

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