|NAKAJIMA MIHOEMON I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry names: Jűryű, Ryűshi
Existence: ??? ~ 23rd day of the 3rd lunar month of 1762 
Master: Nakajima Kanzaemon I
Sons: Nakajima Mihoemon II, Nakajima Kamenosuke II
Disciples: Nakajima Kunishir˘, Nakajima Kameroku, Nakajima Toraz˘
Before 1713: according to one source, he was born in Edo in 1702 but it was unlikely for one simple reason: he would still be a child in 1713 and therefore unable to become katakiyaku in 1713. He started his career as a disciple of Nakajima Kanzaemon I, who gave him the name of Nakajima Kamenosuke . Later, at an unknown date, he became Nakajima Kanshir˘.
11th lunar month of 1713: first stage appearance in ˘shibai; he took the name of Nakajima Mihoemon, became katakiyaku and played at the Yamamuraza the role of Taira no Masamori in the kaomise drama "Sazare Ishi Nasu no Futahashira".
11th lunar month of 1718: Mihoemon became jitsuaku and played at the Ichimuraza the role of Daruma Masamune in the kaomise drama "Gozen N˘ Mitsu Uroko", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Onoe Samon.
11th lunar month of 1719: Mihoemon played at the Nakamuraza the role of Katagiri Yashichi in the kaomise drama "Nyohitsu Taiheiki", which commemorated the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the passing away of Nakamura Denkur˘ I and celebrated the shűmei of Tamazawa K˘jűr˘.
1st lunar month of 1720: Mihoemon played in the same theater the role of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune in the new year sogamono drama "Ichi Fuji Raihai Soga"; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by Ichikawa Kuz˘ and Tamazawa K˘jűr˘.
1st lunar month of 1723: Mihoemon played in the same theater the role of Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune in the new year sogamono drama "Suiry˘ Soga"; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari were played by Sakata Hangor˘ I and Morita Kan'ya IV.
23rd day of the 3rd lunar month of 1762 : Mihoemon died in Edo.
Nakajima Mihoemon I was the first great Edo kugeaku, excelling with his powerful voice in the role of the evil aristocrat of the "Shibaraku" scene in Edo kaomise programs. He was the one who invented the special beard and wig used for this role.
 This name was not reported in Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".
 The 23rd day of the 3rd lunar month of the 12th year of the H˘reki era was the 17th of April 1762 in the western calendar.
 The 22nd day of the 4th lunar month of the 6th year of the Sh˘toku era was the 11th of June 1716 in the western calendar.
The Nakajima Mihoemon line of actors
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