|NAKAMURA KOSANZA II|
Real name: Fukui Sadao
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Existence: 20 August 1920 ~ 6 April 2015
October 1926: he becomes disciple of Nakamura Yonekichi III and appears on stage for the first time, at the Hong˘za, where he receives the name of Nakamura Koyone and plays the role of Jűtar˘'s son in the drama "Taiheiki Chűshin K˘shaku". He later on takes the name of Nakamura Ch˘kichi.
April 1959: Nakamura Shiomi takes the name of Nakamura Kosanza II at the Kabukiza, playing in the drama "Mukashi Banashi Momotar˘", which celebrates the first stage appearance of his master's son Nakamura Kankur˘ V.
16 April 1988: his master Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII dies.
5 December 2012: his second master Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII dies.
6 April 2015: Kosanza dies.
Nakamura Kosanza II was a veteran onnagata actor of the Nakamuraya and a faithful stage/backstage assistant of both Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII and Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII. The former actor once said, while he was sick, "if I die, put Kosanza with me in my coffin". His most notable role was Takuetsu's wife Oiro in Tsuruya Nanboku IV's masterpiece "T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan".
The mon of Nakamura Kosanza II (the ginkgo tree)
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