Stage names:

Nakamura Baika IV In Japanese
Nakamura Shikimatsu II In Japanese

Real name: Yamazaki Takashi

Guilds: Ky˘senya [1], Narikomaya [2]

Line number: YODAIME (IV)

Birthday: 25 September 1950


Masters: Nakamura Shikan VIII, Nakamura Shikan VII


25 September 1950: born in Yokohama.

March 1974: he graduated from the Actors Training Center of the National Theatre (second graduation).

April 1974: he made his debut on stage at the National Theatre, where he performed as a koshimoto and a kanjo in the classic "Imoseyama Onna Teikin".

April 1975: he became a disciple of Nakamura Shikan VII and received the name of Nakamura Shikimatsu II.

April 1991: he became nadai and celebrated it at the Kabukiza, where he played the roles of the gejo Oyoshi, the jochű Ohana and the koshimoto Kichino in "Nozaki-mura", "H˘kaib˘" and "Yoshinogawa".

10 October 2011: his master Nakamura Shikan VII died.

October 2016: he joined the first league of Kabuki actors ("kanbu sh˘shin") and took the name of Nakamura Baika IV at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of the tsubone Karaito and the gejo Oyoshi in "Onna Shibaraku" and "Yudono no Ch˘bŕ" which were staged to celebrate the shűmei of Nakamura Shikan VIII and his three sons, Nakamura Hashinosuke IV, Nakamura Fukunosuke III and Nakamura Utanosuke IV [more details].


Nakamura Baika IV is a supporting onnagata actor of the Narikomaya guild.

[1] From October 2016.

[2] From April 1975 to September 2016.

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