NAKAMURA KIYOSABURď
   
FIVE GENERATIONS
Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I
  The actor Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I held this name from the 1720s to the 6th lunar month of 1777.

Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I performing in the kaomise drama "Mutsu no Hana Ume no Kaomise", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1769 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Ippitsusai Bunch˘)

Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ II
Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ II  In Japanese | Nakamura Matsubŕ III  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son (or adopted son?) of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I. His first stage name was Nakamura Matsubŕ III and he became a wakaonnagata in Ky˘to in the 11th lunar month of 1776. He took the name of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ II in the 11th lunar month of 1778 at the Naka no Shibai, playing the role of Orikoto in the kaomise drama "Toki-ni T˘dai Sennin Kagami". He went to Edo with Arashi Hinasuke I in Fall 1780 and played at the Moritaza in the 11th lunar month of 1780 the role of the keisei ďyodo in the kaomise drama "Tokimekiya Oedo no Hatsuyuki". He went back to ďsaka in 1781, where he ended his career in koshibai venues or tabi shibai. His last-recorded performance was in Ise at the Furuichi no Shibai in 1786. He was excellent in yatsushigoto and was most likely the adoptive father of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ III.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Kagy˘ Iseya

The name of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ II in the 1779 ďsaka hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ III
Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ III  In Japanese | Nakamura Kiyoz˘  In Japanese
[Other name: Takeda Kiyoz˘ In Japanese]
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was born in Kamigata and was most likely the adopted son of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ II. His first stage name was Nakamura Kiyoz˘ and he took the name of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ III in 1799. He did not perform in ˘shibai, only in miyaji shibai or tabi shibai in Kamigata. He was a wakaonnagata actor. He was active up to 1808 and he was also called Takeda Kiyoz˘. No record afterwards.

Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ IV
Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ IV  In Japanese | Nakamura Ich˘ I  In Japanese
  Date of birth unknown. Disciple of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XIII, his first stage name was Nakamura Ich˘ I. He took the name of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ IV in January 1875 at the Shintomiza. In ďsaka, a disciple of Kataoka Ichiz˘ I took the name of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ V in March 1875. The Kabuki world had two Nakamura Kiyosabur˘s, one in T˘ky˘ (the 4th) and one in ďsaka (the 5th), from March 1875 to October 1877. A rare feature in the Kabuki world. This onnagata actor unfortunately died in his prime, the 19th of October 1877.

Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ IV playing the role of Princess Kariya in the drama "Tenmagű Iroha no Kakegaku", which was staged in March 1875 at the Shintomiza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ V
Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ V  In Japanese | Kataoka Ich˘maru  In Japanese | Kataoka Rojaku  In Japanese | Kataoka Ich˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career as a disciple of Kataoka Ichiz˘ I. He held during his training years the names of Kataoka Ich˘, Kataoka Rojaku and Kataoka Ich˘maru. He became a disciple of the Kamigata star Nakamura S˘jűr˘ and took the name of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ V in March 1875 in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai. In T˘ky˘, a disciple of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XIII took the name of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ IV two months earlier in January 1875. The Kabuki world had two Nakamura Kiyosabur˘s, one in T˘ky˘ (the 4th) and one in ďsaka (the 5th), from March 1875 to October 1877. A rare feature in the Kabuki world. This onnagata actor was active in Kamigata up to Fall 1883. No record afterwards.

The name of Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ V in a 1875 ďsaka yakuwari banzuke (the zone within the red box)

 
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