|NAKAMURA JAKUEMON I|
Nakamura Jakuemon I
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Shito
Existence: 1806 ~ 18th day of the 8th lunar month of 1871 
Master: Nakamura T˘tar˘ (Utaemon IV)
1806~1825: born in ďsaka in the district of Shinbori. His father is the owner of a tea house called Edogen. He starts his career at an early age, playing under the name of Nakamura Genji in the children-actors troupe led by Nakamura T˘tar˘. They perform mainly in the precincts of temples and shrines (miyaji shibai).
1834: Shibaz˘ goes back to Kamigata.
3rd lunar month of 1845: Shibaz˘ plays at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of Motoemon in the drama "Ehon Tengajaya-mura". His stage partners are Nakamura Shikan III (Hayase Iori), Arashi Rikaku II (Yasuke), Sawamura Kit˘ (Somenoi) and Kataoka Ichiz˘ I (T˘ma Sabur˘emon).
1st lunar month of 1847: Nakamura Shibaz˘ I takes the name of Nakamura Gizaemon at the Chikugo no Shibai.
Spring 1851: Nakamura Gizaemon takes the name of Nakamura Jakuemon I in Nagoya at the Wakamiya no Shibai.
9th lunar month of 1864: Jakuemon plays at the Naka no Shibai the roles of Kakogawa Honz˘, Yakushiji Jirozaemon and Ono Sadakur˘ in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". His stage partners are Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, Jitsukawa Enzabur˘ I, Ogino Senjo and Arashi Hinasuke VI.
5th lunar month of 1871: Jakuemon appears on stage for the last time, in ďsaka at the Takeda no Shibai, playing the roles of Wada no Hy˘e Hidemori and Magoemon in the jidaimono "ďmi Genji Senjin Yakata" and the sewamono "Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai".
18th day of the 8th lunar month of 1871 : Jakuemon dies; his tombstone is located in ďsaka in the precinct of the Yűk˘ji temple in the district of Shimoteramachi.
 The 18th day of the 8th lunar month of the 4th year of the Meiji era was the 2nd of October 1871 in the western calendar.
The actors Fujikawa Tomokichi III (left) and Nakamura Jakuemon I (right) playing the roles of Kozue and Rokur˘dayű in the drama "Kajiwara Heiz˘ K˘bai Tazuna", staged in the 4th lunar month of 1860 in ďsaka at the Kita-Horie Ichi-no-Gawa Shibai (print made by Hasegawa Munehiro)
The Nakamura Shibaz˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Jakuemon line of actors
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