Stage names:

Nakamura Kanzabur˘ III In Japanese
Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘ I In Japanese
Nakamura Ch˘jűr˘ In Japanese

Line number: SANDAIME (III)

Existence: 1649 ~ 11th day of the 8th lunar month of 1678


Father: Nakamura Kanzabur˘ I

Brothers: Nakamura Kankur˘ I, Nakamura Kanzabur˘ II

Sons: Nakamura Kanzabur˘ V, Nakamura Denshichi

Adopted son: Nakamura Denkur˘ I


1649: born in Edo. Third son of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ I. His first name is Nakamura Ch˘jűr˘.

9th day of the 6th lunar month of 1658: his father Nakamura Kanzabur˘ I dies.

12th lunar month of 1668: Ch˘jűr˘ and his brother Nakamura Kanzabur˘ II are invited for the first time to perform a sanbas˘ dance at the mansion of the daimy˘ Matsudaira Yamato-no-Kami.

8th lunar month of 1673: the Nakamura brothers are invited for the second time to perform at the mansion of the daimy˘ Matsudaira Yamato-no-Kami; he takes the name of Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘ I for this performance.

16th day of the 8th lunar month of 1674: his brother Nakamura Kanzabur˘ II dies.

9th lunar month of 1674: Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘ I takes the name of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ III.

26th day of the 12th lunar month of 1676: a fire breaks out in the district of Hama-ch˘, burning down the Nakamuraza.

11th day of the 8th lunar month of 1678: Kanzabur˘ dies.


Nakamura Kanzabur˘ III was the third zamoto of the Nakamuraza. He managed his theater for only 4 years. He unfortunately died in his prime.

The mon of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ III (the ginkgo tree)

Prints & Illustrations

The Nakamura Ch˘zabur˘ line of actors

The Nakamura Kanzabur˘ line of actors and theater managers

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