Brother: Nakamura Gennosuke
Disciple: Nakamura Takesabur˘ I
Fall 1702: Gentar˘ goes to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1702: he becomes disciple of Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I and wakaonnagata, takes the name of Nakamura Gentar˘ and plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Takiguchi's wife in the drama "Yorimasa H˘raizan"; the role of Takiguchi is played by Ikushima Shingor˘.
11th lunar month of 1707: Gentar˘ plays at the Yamamuraza the role of Murasame in the kaomise drama "Yukihira Obana Gitsune"; his stage partners in the roles of Murasame's lover Ariwara no Yukihira and Murasame's sister Matsukaze (also in love with Yukihira) are Ikushima Shingor˘ and Tsutsui Kichijűr˘ I.
7th lunar month of 1709: Gentar˘ plays in the same theater the role of Princess Chűj˘ in the drama "Keisei Hibari Yama"; his stage partners are Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, Yamanaka Heikur˘ I, Ikushima Shingor˘, Ogawa Zengor˘ I and Nakamura Gentar˘, who plays the role of Princess Chűj˘.
11th lunar month of 1709: Gentar˘ plays at the Yamamuraza the role of Princess Shinobu in the kaomise drama "Taihei Okuni Kabuki", which celebrates the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actors Asao Jűjir˘ I, Arashi Sanjűr˘ I and Fujikawa Buzaemon I.
11th lunar month of 1710: Gentar˘ moves to the Ichimuraza and plays the role of Shirotae in the kaomise drama "Shusse Taiheiki", which celebrates the shűmei of Takii Hanshir˘ and welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actor Kirinami Takie.
Fall 1714: Gentar˘ goes back to Kamigata.
11th lunar month of 1714: Gentar˘ plays the role of the courtesan Takao in the drama "Bandai-ga-Ike no Tsurukame", which is produced by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I at the nadai Shioya Kuroemon's theater. He achieves a great success at the end of the program by performing in solo in a d˘j˘jimono.
24th day of the 4th lunar month of 1716: his brother Nakamura Gennosuke dies.
Fall 1716: Gentar˘ goes to Edo.
11th lunar month of 1716: Gentar˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Tomoe Gozen in the kaomise drama "Mitsudomoe Katoku Biraki", which celebrates the shűmei of Arashi Kiyosabur˘ II. He falls ill and is replaced by Nakamura Sen'ya I.
11th lunar month of 1727: Gentar˘ makes a stage comeback in Edo at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Takasaka Danj˘'s daughter Takane in the drama "Goshozome K˘y˘ Gunki". He is sick but he forces himself to perform. He most likely dies soon afterwards but there is no record on the day of his death.
Nakamura Gentar˘ was born in Kamigata but settled in Edo while still a child. He became a talented wakaonnagata actor and an outstanding dancer, whose career spanned from the end of the Genroku era to the first year of the Ky˘h˘ era. He excelled in keisei, nuregoto and bud˘goto roles. He was treated by the Edo audience as one of their own and they refused to recognize any hint of Kamigata in his style. He was "Genta-sama, the favourite of Edo" in the hy˘banki "Yakusha Tomoginmi" ("Friendly investigations in actors" published in 1707). "There is no one who can play Edo fűryű musume roles like him" (from "Yakusha Hako Denju", alias "the Treasure chest of secret arts", 1712). He was also the owner of a cosmetic shop in Edo in the district of Kanda Suda-ch˘.
Nakamura Gentar˘ in a print made by Torii Kiyomasu I around 1705
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