NAKAMURA SHIROGORď I

Stage names:

Nakamura Shirogor˘ I In Japanese
Nakamura Shirojűr˘ In Japanese
Nakamura Shirogor˘ I In Japanese
Umegaki Anzaemon (?) In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Kash˘

Existence: 1651 ~ 5th day of the 1st lunar month of 1712

Connection:

Master: Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I

Adopted son: Nakamura Shirogor˘ II

Disciples: Nakamura Shingor˘ I, Nakamura Mitsusabur˘, Nakamura Imaz˘

Career:

Before 1697: we lack data about his first years in the Kabuki world in Kamigata; his first stage name is Umegaki Anzaemon.

1697: he becomes both a tachiyaku and a disciple of the Edo star Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I, who gives him the name of Nakamura Shirogor˘ I.

Fall 1699: Shirogor˘ goes to Ky˘to.

3rd lunar month of 1707: Shirogor˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

Fall 1707: Shirogor˘ goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1707: Shirogor˘ plays in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Ise no Sabur˘ in the kaomise drama "Sanmen Daikoku Zeni".

1st lunar month of 1708: Shirogor˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1709: Nakamura Shirogor˘ I takes the name of Nakamura Shirojűr˘ in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater, performing in the kaomise drama "Kokonotsu Kogura Hitotsubu Manbai".

1st lunar month of 1711: Nakamura Shirojűr˘ takes back the name of Nakamura Shirogor˘ I in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater, to perform in the new year drama "Keisei Kuhonji J˘do".

3rd lunar month of 1711: Shirogor˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-(hanshiro)kichi (superior - superior - almost excellent). He plays in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of T˘kur˘ in the drama "Makk˘ K˘my˘ Koyasugai".

5th day of the 1st lunar month of 1712: Shirogor˘ dies.

Comments:

Nakamura Shirogor˘ I was an important Ky˘to tachiyaku actor, who founded a branch of the Nakamura clan in Kamigata, from which rose to stardom the star Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

Nakamura Shirogor˘ I

Prints & Illustrations

The Nakamura Shirogor˘ line of actors

 
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