|MATSUMOTO KINGO III|
Real name: Hishino Tadashi
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Birthday: 12 April 1942
Father: Matsumoto Kingo II
Masters: Matsumoto Haku˘ II (Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IX), Matsumoto Haku˘ I (Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII)
1948: he makes his first appearance on stage in ďsaka at the Kabukiza, receiving the name of Matsumoto Tadashi and playing a kamuro role in the drama "Yoshidaya".
1953: he becomes disciple of Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VIII and receives the name of Matsumoto Kin'ya I.
6 January 1956: his father Matsumoto Kingo II dies.
February 1965: he becomes nadai and takes the name of Matsumoto Kingo III at the T˘ky˘ Takarazuka Gekij˘, performing in the dramas "Date Masamune" and "Oni no Sh˘sh˘ Yonagabanashi".
February 1967: premiere at the Kabukiza of Hagiwara Yukio's dance-drama "Dattan"; Kingo plays the role of a rengy˘shű [casting].
September 1988: Kingo joins the first league of Kabuki actors (kanbu sh˘shin).
August 1990: revival at the Kabukiza of the kaidanmono "Kaidan Chibusa no Enoki"; Kingo plays the role of the sh˘ya of the village of Ochiai [casting]
October 2015: production at the National Theatre of "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" in a t˘shi ky˘gen production (3 acts; 8 scenes) with the revival of the rarely-staged "Daidaik˘" act; Kingo plays the role of Saruta Hikodayű [more details|casting].
Matsumoto Kingo III is an talented supporting tachiyaku actor of the K˘raiya guild.
The mon of Matsumoto Kingo III
The Matsumoto Kin'ya line of actors
The Matsumoto Kingo line of actors
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