Nakamura Kyjr I

Dates of birth and death unknown. Nakamura Kyjr I was a disciple of Nakamura Shingor I. As an actor, he performed as a tachiyaku in Kyto at the beginning of the 1720s. He quickly became a choreographer and stopped acting.

Nakamura Kyjr II

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career in a troupe of travelling actors and was spotted by Nakamura Tomijr I. He became his disciple and received the name of Nakamura Tomiyo. He made his debut in shibai in the 11th lunar month of 1776, becoming tachiyaku and taking the name of Nakamura Kyjr II in Kyto, performing in the kaomise drama "Saiwai Gura Manp no Irifune", which was produced by Ogurayama Toyosaki at Hoteiya Umenoj's theater. His last recorded performance was in the 11th lunar month of 1789, in saka at the Naka no Shibai, where he played the roles of Oka Genjr and Fukakusa no Shsh in the dramas "Keisei Chigo-ga-Fuchi" and "Yosooi Rokkasen". This young actor excelled in yatsushigoto and his final ranking in the 1st lunar month of 1790 in the saka hybanki was j-j-hankichi (superior - superior - half excellent) [visual].

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Nakamura Kyjr II in an illustration from the book "Santo Yakusha Omokage Zukushi", which was published in saka by Yamatoya Kaemon in 1784

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Nakamura Kyjr III

Date of birth unknown. Son of Nakamura Noshio II and younger brother of Nakamura Noshio III. He served his apprenticeship within his family to become a wakaonnagata. His first stage name was Nakamura Kinz II. He became tachiyaku in 1808 and took the name of Nakamura Kyjr III. He traveled to Edo in Winter 1817, following the actors Kataoka Nizaemon VII and Band Jtar. In the 3rd lunar month of 1817, he played at the Kiriza the roles of Hayakawa Takakage and isoya Denza in the dramas "Shinbutai Megumi no Ishizue" and "Azuma Kagami Soga Sewagoto". He went back to Kamigata in Fall 1817 but unfortunately died in saka in the 11th lunar month of 1817.

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Nakamura Kyjr IV

Dates of birth and death unknown. He started his career in saka miyaji shibai at the end of the 1790s as a disciple of the actor Nakamura Ichiz. His first stage name was Nakamura Kichijir. He took the names of Nakamura Koichi II and Nakamura Kyjr IV, the former in 1812 in Kyto and the latter in 1828 in saka. He most likely died at the beginning of the 1830s. He was a travelling and koshibai actor and never performed in shibai.

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