|NAKAMURA FUKUSUKE IX|
Real name: Nakamura Eiichi
Line number: KUDAIME (IX)
Birthday: 29 October 1960
Great-grandfather: Nakamura Utaemon V
Grandfather: Nakamura Fukusuke V
Father: Nakamura Shikan VII
Brother: Nakamura Shikan VIII
Brother-in-law: Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII
Son: Nakamura Kotar˘ VI
April 1967: he makes his first appearance on stage at the Kabukiza, receiving the name of Nakamura Kotar˘ V and playing in "Nozakimura".
April ~ May 1983: Kotar˘ takes part in a Kabuki tour in the USA and in South America, performing in 18 shows in 8 cities; he plays the roles of Senzai and princess Taema in the plays "Kotobuki Shiki Sanbas˘" and "Narukami".
April 1984: revival at the Meijiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's 1813 kaomise drama "Gohiiki Tsunagi Uma"; Kotar˘ plays the roles of Kiky˘-no-Mae, the hinin Komodare no Yasu (in reality Kiky˘-no-Mae) and the jor˘ Mikazuki Osen (in reality Fujiwara no Sumitomo's daughter Princess Kokonoe) [more details].
May ~ June 1985: Kotar˘ takes part in a Kabuki tour in Europe, performing in 18 shows in 4 cities; he plays the role of Shizuka Gozen in the play "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".
April 1987: Kotar˘ takes part in the revival at the Meijiza of the play "Jűni Hitoe Komachi Zakura", which includes the famous Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no seki no To" [more details].
October ~ November 1987: Kotar˘ takes part in a Kabuki tour in Europe, performing 36 shows in 5 cities; he plays the role of Shizuka Gozen in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".
June 1989: the drama "Kaidan Botan D˘r˘" using ďnishi Nobuyuki's script is staged for the first time with a full Kabuki casting, at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘; Kotar˘ plays the role of Genjir˘'s lover Okuni [casting].
June ~ July 1990: Kotar˘ takes part in a Kabuki tour in the USA, performing in 26 shows in several big cities; he plays the role of princess Taema in the play "Narukami" [casting]. Kotar˘ plays also several roles in the play "Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Yomiuri", which is performed only during 2 shows in Los Angeles.
April 1992: Nakamura Fukusuke VIII and Nakamura Kotar˘ V take the respective names of Nakamura Baigyoku IV and Nakamura Fukusuke IX at the Kabukiza; the new Fukusuke plays the roles of Hanako in the dance "Ky˘ganoko Musume D˘j˘ji" and Princess Yuki in the classic "Kinkakuji".
November 2013: Fukusuke stops performing at the Kabukiza from the 14th of November as he suffers from high blood pressure. He is replaced by Nakamura Shibajaku to play the role of Okaru in the 7th act of "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
Nakamura Fukusuke IX is a popular onnagata actor. He used to be an outstanding stage partner for late Nakamura Kanzabur˘ in spouses roles in sewamono dramas. Currently on sick leave, he will take the name of Nakamura Utaemon VII at the Kabukiza in a near future.
The Nakamura Kotar˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Fukusuke line of actors
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