|ARASHI SANGORÔ VI|
Real name: Nakamura Yasunojô
Line number: ROKUDAIME (VI)
Poetry name: Raishi
Existence: 1851 ~ 5 June 1925
Master: Nakamura Shikan IV
Adoptive father: Arashi Hinasuke VI
1851: born in Edo in the district of Shitaya. His father was Nakamura Kujűrô, a theater official.
8th lunar month of 1860: he started his career as a disciple of Nakamura Shikan IV and received the name of Nakamura Kannosuke II.
Fall 1868: he settled in Ôsaka.
10th lunar month of 1868: Nakamura Kannosuke II took the name of Nakamura Shikanosuke.
2nd lunar month of 1872: his adoptive father Arashi Hinasuke VI died.
February 1873: Nakamura Takesaburô III took the name of Arashi Hinasuke VII. Later on, he broke off with his late adoptive father's family.
April 1875: Arashi Hinasuke VII took the name of Arashi Sangorô VI at the Chikugo no Shibai, performing in the drama "Momo Chidori Naruto no Shiranami".
November 1893: Sangorô played at the Bentenza (Ôsaka) the roles of Sakuramaru and Chiyo in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; the roles of Matsuômaru and Umeômaru were played by Arashi Kitsusaburô IV and Arashi Rikaku IV.
March 1896: Sangorô played at the Bentenza (Ôsaka) the role of Ohatsu in the drama "Kagamiyama Kokyô no Nishikie"; the roles of Onoe and Iwafuji were played by Arashi Rikaku IV and Arashi Kitsusaburô IV.
5 June 1925: Sangorô died.
Arashi Sangorô VI was an actor who was born in Edo and settled in Ôsaka, where he spent most of his career during the Meiji era. He was not specialized in any kind of roles and played as a tachiyaku, an onnagata or a katakiyaku depending on the needs of the productions, either in jidaimono or sewamono dramas. He was also active in performing in modern dramas. He was quite popular in Ôsaka in the 1890s and the beginning of the 1900s and was a mainstay at the Bentenza (Ôsaka). He retired in his latter years.
The Nakamura Takesaburô line of actors
The Arashi Hinasuke line of actors
The Arashi Sangorô line of actors
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