|NAKAJIMA MIHOEMON III|
Nakajima Mihoemon III
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry names: Ryűshi, Rijű
Existence: 1736 ~ 4th day of the 12th lunar month of 1783
Master: Nakajima Mihoemon II
Son: Nakajima Mihoemon IV
Grandson: Nakajima Mihoemon V
1736: born in Edo. He starts his career as a disciple of Nakajima Mihoz˘ I, who gives him the name of Nakajima Shigaz˘.
2nd lunar month of 1767: first Kabuki adaptation, at the Ichimuraza, of Chikamatsu Hanji's puppet theater drama "Taiheiki Chűshin K˘shaku"; Danz˘ plays the roles of Yakushiji Jirozaemon and Ono no Kudayű [casting].
6th lunar month of 1780: tour in the province of Echigo with Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV.
11th lunar month of 1783: Nakajima Mihoz˘ II takes the name of Nakajima Mihoemon III without performing in any kaomise program because of the 10th lunar month disaster.
4th day of the 12th lunar month of 1783: the new Mihoemon dies in Edo.
Nakajima Mihoemon III was a 18th century actor specialized in katakiyaku and hand˘gataki roles, like Sagisaka Bannai in "Kanadehon Chűshingura". He died before being able to perform the atariyaku of his master, like K˘ no Moron˘ in "Kanadehon Chűshingura" or Fujiwara no Shihei in "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami".
Nakajima Mihoemon III in a print made by Katsukawa Shunsh˘ in 1770
The Nakajima Mihoz˘ line of actors
The Nakajima Mihoemon line of actors