NAKAMURA KAMENOJď I

Stage names:

Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I In Japanese
Ogino Izabur˘ IV In Japanese
Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I In Japanese

Guilds: Yoshidaya, Daikokuya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry names: Kajaku, Jujaku

Existence: 17th day of the 8th lunar month of 1828 ~ 25 March 1881

Connection:

Disciple: Nakamura Kamenoj˘ II (?)

Career:

9th lunar month of 1852: the play "Sesshű Gapp˘-ga-Tsuji" is staged for the first time in Edo, at the Ichimuraza; Kamenoj˘ plays the role of Princess Asaka [casting].

1st lunar month of 1854: Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I takes the name of Ogino Izabur˘ IV.

7th lunar month of 1854: he takes back the name of Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1857: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Nezumi Komon Haru no Shingata" (commonly called "Nezumi Koz˘"); Kamenoj˘ plays the role of the geisha Omoto [casting].

3rd lunar month of 1858: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Edo Zakura Kiyomizu Seigen"; the nibanme of this drama is now entitled "Kurotegumi Kuruwa no Tatehiki" in the Kabuki repertoire (commonly called "Kurotegumi Sukeroku"); Kamenoj˘ plays the role of the shinz˘ Shiratama [more details].

1st lunar month of 1860: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Sannin Kichisa Kuruwa no Hatsugai"; Kamenoj˘ plays the roles of Otose, Ch˘jiya Yoshino and Osugi [casting].

3rd lunar month of 1860: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Kagamiyama Gonichi no Iwafuji"; Kamenoj˘ plays the role of Matasuke's sister [casting].

5th lunar month of 1861: premiere at the Moritaza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Ryű to Mimasu Takane no Kumokiri"; Kamenoj˘ plays the roles of Bunz˘'s ny˘b˘ Oteru and Tatsuta-no-Mae [casting].

1st lunar month of 1863: Kamenoj˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - (half-white) excellent) [visual].

4th lunar month of 1864: premiere at the Moritaza of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Wakaba no Ume Ukina no Yokogushi" (commonly called "Kirare Otomi"); Kamenoj˘ plays the role of Genzaemon's wife Otaki [casting].

25 March 1881: Kamenoj˘ dies.

Comments:

Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I was an Edo onnagata actor, who achieved some fame for himself during the 1850s and 1860s.

Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I playing the role of Okimi in the drama "Sandai Banashi K˘za no Shinsaku", which was staged in the 2nd lunar month of 1863 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada II)

Prints & Illustrations

The Ogino Izabur˘ line of actors

The Nakamura Kamenoj˘ line of actors

 
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