Stage names:

Nakamura Genzaemon II In Japanese
Nakamura Sukegor˘ IV In Japanese
Nakamura Sanzaemon V In Japanese
Nakamura Nakasuke IV In Japanese

Real name: Morinaga Renma


Sengokuya [1]

Line number: NIDAIME (II)

Poetry name: Gyoraku [1]

Existence: 11 April 1934 ~ 20 October 2006


Masters: Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII, Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII


March 1955: he became disciple of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII and made his first stage appearance, at the Meijiza, where he received the name of Nakamura Nakasuke IV.

July 1964: he became nadai and took the name of Nakamura Sanzaemon V at the Kabukiza, playing the role of Narita Fusamoto in the drama "Onna Shibaraku".

April 1976: Nakamura Sanzaemon V took the long-forgotten name of Nakamura Sukegor˘ IV at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of a palanquin-bearer and a taiko mochi in "Suzu-ga-Mori" and "Iya Sakae Shibai no Nigiwai".

July 1981: revival at the Kabukiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi"; Sukegor˘ played the role of Kitahachi [casting].

16 April 1988: his master Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII died.

March 2005: he joined the first league of Kabuki actors (kanbu sh˘shin) and took the name of Nakamura Genzaemon II [2] at the Kabukiza, playing the role of Yatsurugi Kageyu in the drama "Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari".

April 2006: Genzaemon appeared on stage for the last time, in Shibuya (T˘ky˘) at the Theatre Cocoon, playing the roles of Yotsuya Samon, Osen and Akagaki Denz˘ in the drama "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan".

20 October 2006: Genzaemon died, victim of a cancer of the esophagus.


Nakamura Genzaemon II [2] was a talented supporting tachiyaku actor. His most notable roles were Mikawaya Giheiji in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" and Takuetsu in Tsuruya Nanboku IV's masterpiece "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan". He often performed supporting roles in duo with Nakamura Shirogor˘ VII.

[1] During the Sukegor˘ years.

[2] This was a long-forgotten name, which was first used by the Kamigata actor Nakamura Genzaemon I, who started his career as a disciple of Nakamura Shichisabur˘ I's disciple Nakamura Sen'ya I and became a playwright named Takagi Richű. He had an adopted son, Nakamura Genjűr˘, who was the master of Nakamura Utaemon I.

The Nakamura Nakasuke line of actors

The Nakamura Sanzaemon line of actors

The Nakamura Sukegor˘ line of actors

The Nakamura Genzaemon line of actors

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