|NAKAMURA MATAGORď II|
Real name: Nakamura Yukio
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Existence: 21 July 1914 ~ 21 February 2009
Father: Nakamura Matagor˘ I
19 March 1920: his father Nakamura Matagor˘ I dies.
January 1921: he makes his first appearance on stage at the Ichimuraza, receiving the name of Nakamura Matagor˘ II.
November 1959: revival at the Kabukiza of Tsuruya Namboku IV's masterpiece "Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsh˘", which is supervised by Mishima Yukio; Matagor˘ plays the roles of Awazu Shichir˘ and Sentar˘ [casting].
June ~ July 1960: Matagor˘ takes part in the first Kabuki tour in the USA; Matagor˘ plays the roles of Kamei Rokur˘, Momoi Wakasanosuke, Ishid˘ Umanoj˘, Tar˘kaja and Jiroku in the plays "Kanjinch˘", "Kanadehon Chűshingura", "Migawari Zazen" and "Kagotsurube Sato no Eizame" [casting].
December 1966: second month of the opening ceremony of the National Theatre with the full length performance of the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; Matagor˘ plays the role of Tonami [casting].
April 1986: Kabuki tour in South America [more details].
June 1992: Matagor˘ takes part in a Kabuki seminar in France.
May 1997: Matagor˘ receives the prestigious title of Living National Treasure (ningen kokuh˘ in Japanese).
21 February 2009: Matagor˘ dies in T˘ky˘.
Nakamura Matagor˘ II was a talented veteran of the Kabuki world and a leading teacher at the National Theatre Actors Training Center. He devoted himself to nurturing future Kabuki actors while lecturing on the traditional performing art overseas to boost its recognition.
The mon of Nakamura Matagor˘ II
The Nakamura Matagor˘ line of actors
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