Stage names:

Nakamura Shingor˘ II
Nakamura Shinkichi
Iwai Hanshir˘ 3.4
Iwai Hannosuke
Nakamura Hatsugor˘

Guild: Tenn˘jiya

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry names: Kunka (?), Tachű

Existence: 1747 ~ 19th day of the 11th lunar month of 1777


Adoptive father: Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I

Brother: Yamashita Kinsaku II


1747 ~ 1752: born in Kamigata. Adopted by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, he receives the name of Nakamura Hatsugor˘.

Fall 1752: Hatsugor˘ goes to Edo with his adoptive father Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1753: Hatsugor˘ makes his first official stage apperance, at the Nakamuraza, where he performs as a koyaku in the kaomise drama "Hyakumanki Tsuwamono Taiheiki".

Fall 1759: Hatsugor˘ and his adoptive father Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I go back to Kamigata.

11th lunar month of 1759: Hatsugor˘ plays at the Kado no Shibai in Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's kaomise drama "Saiwai Genji Ch˘kyű no Maki", which is produced by Nakayama Bunshichi I, celebrates the comeback in Kamigata of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I and the shűmei of Arashi Koisa II.

11th lunar month of 1763: Nakamura Hatsugor˘ takes the name of Iwai Hannosuke in Ky˘to, playing in the kaomise drama "Sh˘chikubai ďshimadai".

11th lunar month of 1764: Iwai Hannosuke takes the name of Iwai Hanshir˘ in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai, playing the roles of Honda Jir˘ and Honda Sabur˘ in Namiki Sh˘z˘ I's kaomise drama "Genpei Tsűrikimaru".

11th lunar month of 1765: the disciple of Iwai Hanshir˘ III's son-in-law takes the name of Iwai Hanshir˘ IV in Edo. The Hanshir˘ in Edo is considered as the real heir of the Iwai clan whereas the Hanshir˘ in Kamigata is not acknowledged as a legitimate holder of the name, even if he is a tachiyaku like Iwai Hanshir˘ III whereas Iwai Hanshir˘ IV is an onnagata!

11th lunar month of 1769: Iwai Hanshir˘ takes the name of Nakamura Shingor˘ II in Ky˘to, playing in the kaomise drama "Asahimaru Genji Kagami", which is produced by Onoe Kumesuke and welcomes in the Imperial City the actor Sawamura S˘jűr˘ II and his son Sawamura Tanosuke I.

1st lunar month of 1770: Nakamura Shingor˘ II takes the name of Nakamura Shinkichi in the same theater, playing two roles in the new year drama "Keisei Kayoi Chidori".

Fall 1770: Shinkichi goes to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1770: Nakamura Shinkichi takes back the name of Nakamura Shingor˘ II at the Naka no Shibai, playing the roles of Suma no Gunta and the yakko Yatahei in the kaomise drama "Ma'ichimonjiya Sakigake Hy˘ban", which is produced by Ogawa Kichitar˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1771: Shingor˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, katakiyaku section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior) [visual].

Fall 1774: Shingor˘ goes to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1774: Shingor˘ plays at the Moritaza the role of the yakko Imahei in the kaomise drama "Ichi no Tomi Tsuki no Kaomise"; his stage partners are his adoptive father Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ V, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IV, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ I, ďtani Hiroemon III, Band˘ Matatar˘ IV, Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ IV, Iwai Hanshir˘ IV and Nakamura Noshio I.

1st lunar month of 1776: Shingor˘ plays in the same theater the role of Yamabuki Gozen in the new year program "Sono Ky˘dai Fuji no Sugatami". This is his last stage appearance. He falls ill and has to retire from the Kabuki world.

19th day of the 11th lunar month of 1777: Shingor˘ and Nakamura Noshio I, the other adopted son of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, die in Edo the same day.


Nakamura Shingor˘ II was a promising tachiyaku actor, who made his career from the beginning of the 1750s to the end of the 1770s not only in his native Kamigata but also on the stages of Edo. He was unfortunately too frail and died in his prime.

The actors Sanogawa Hanazuma III, Nakamura Shingor˘ II, Fujikawa Hachiz˘ I and Nakamura Shirogor˘ V playing the roles of Tatsuoka's wife Otsuma, the yakko Nikuz˘, Kose no Tatsuoka and Wake no Munetsura in the kaomise drama "Temomutsumajiya Ryűgű no Shimadai", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1771 at the Naka no Shibai

The Iwai Hanshir˘ line of actors

The Nakamura Shingor˘ line of actors

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