|KATAOKA MATSUNOSUKE IV|
Real name: Sakurai Kiyokazu
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Birthday: 1 February 1948
Father: Onoe Yoshigor˘
1 February 1948: born in the ďsaka Prefecture.
1981: he settles in T˘ky˘ and becomes a disciple of Kataoka Takao.
6 January 1985: his father Onoe Yoshigor˘ died.
Kataoka Matsunosuke IV is a very active and talented supporting actor of the Kataoka clan. He is primarily a katakiyaku but he is able to perform a wide range of roles, especially in gidayű ky˘gen, as a wakat˘ or a sanmaime. Two of his most notable roles are Nis˘ta in "Sanemori Monogatari" or Genroku in the 6th act of "Kanadehon Chűshingura".
The Kataoka Matsunosuke line of actors
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