|MIMASU DAIGORď V|
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Poetry names: Baisha, Baish˘, Bairi, Bait˘
Existence: 1807 ~ 1st of November 1873
Father: Nakamura Mitsuz˘
Master: Mimasu Daigor˘ IV
Son: Mimasu Tanin VI
1807: born in Kamigata. He was the son of Nakamura Mitsuz˘. He started his career at an early age as a disciple of Mimasu Tanin III and successively received the names of Mimasu Fukunosuke I and Mimasu Kuranosuke I.
1831: he took the name of Mimasu Tanin IV.
11th lunar month of 1843: Tanin played at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of Yoshitsune in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"; the roles of Shizuka Gozen and the fox Genkur˘ were played by Arashi Rikaku II and Nakamura Shikan III.
1845: Mimasu Tanin IV took the name of Mimasu Baisha I.
4th lunar month of 1845: Baisha achieved a great success in the same theater by playing the role of Sasaki Takatsuna in the drama "Kamakura Sandaiki"; the roles of Princess Toki and Miuranosuke were played by Band˘ Shűka I and Ichimura Uzaemon XII.
Fall 1846: he became disciple of the star Nakamura Utaemon IV.
Summer 1850: he went back to Kamigata and took back back the name of Mimasu Baisha I.
10th lunar month of 1859: Baisha played at the Kado no Shibai the roles of Yoshitsune and Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"; the roles of Shizuka Gozen and the fox Genkur˘ were played by Arashi Rikaku II and Onoe Tamiz˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1864: Mimasu Baisha I took the name of Mimasu Daigor˘ V at the Minamigawa no Shibai, performing in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; the performance was interrupted one day by a big brawl within the theater between members of the Shinsengumi and rivals.
September 1873: Daigor˘ appeared on stage for the last time, playing at the Kado no Shibai the role of ďshio Heihachir˘ in the drama "ďshio Uwasa no Kikigaki". He suddenly fell ill and had to be replaced by Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ V.
1st of November 1873: Daigor˘ died in ďsaka.
Mimasu Daigor˘ V was a talented tachiyaku and jitsuaku actor, famous for his great stage presence and excellent in bud˘goto roles. His vocal projection and the way he delivered his lines were both outstanding. He focused on fukeyaku roles in his latter years.
 The 13th day of the 5th lunar month of the 6th year of the Ansei era was the 13th of June 1859 in the western calendar.
Mimasu Daigor˘ V playing the role of Hisayoshi in the drama "Keisei Ishikawa-zome", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1866 at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Hironobu I)
The Mimasu Tanin line of actors
The Nakamura Gennosuke line of actors
The Mimasu Daigor˘ line of actors
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