NAKAMURA SHINGORď I

Stage names:

Nakamura Shingor˘ I In Japanese
Iwai Genjir˘ In Japanese

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Tachű (?)

Existence: ???

Connection:

Masters: Nakamura Shirogor˘ I, Iwai Hanshir˘ I

Adopted son: Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I

Disciples: Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I, Nakamura Ky˘jűr˘ I, Nakamura Kichiya I

Career:

1702: first stage appearance in ďsaka; he performed as a wakaonnagata under the name of Iwai Genjir˘. Later on, he became disciple of Nakamura Shirogor˘ I and received the name of Nakamura Shingor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1710: Shingor˘ became tachiyaku and played in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Shinzome Hinagata Ch˘ja". He also achieved a great success by performing in a sanbas˘ dance.

5th day of the 1st lunar month of 1712: his master Nakamura Shirogor˘ I died.

1st lunar month of 1713: Shingor˘ went to Ky˘to.

2nd lunar month of 1714: Shingor˘ became zamoto and produced in Ky˘to the kaomise drama "Tar˘zuki Wak˘ no ďnuki".

Fall 1715: Shingor˘ went back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1715: Shingor˘ performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Saiwai Mochimaru Ch˘ja", which celebrated the shűmei of Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1717: Shingor˘ played in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai the role of Amakawa Kinz˘ in the kaomise drama "Benten Ch˘ja Uga no Tama", which was produced by Ogino Kinnoj˘.

11th lunar month of 1720: Shingor˘ played at the Naka no Shibai the role of Hoshiai Gensuke in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Nishiki no Kusazuri", which was produced by the zamoto Takeshima K˘zaemon II.

11th lunar month of 1722: Shingor˘ played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Tosa Jir˘ in the kaomise drama "Shingoten Aioi no Komatsu", which was produced by Arashi San'emon III.

11th lunar month of 1723: Shingor˘ performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise "Kogane no Hanagata", which was produced by the zamoto Arashi San'emon III and celebrated the arrival in ďsaka of the Edo star ďtani Hiroji I.

1st lunar month of 1724: premiere at the Kado no Shibai of "Edoe Ukiyo Soga", an Edo-flavored new year drama welcoming in ďsaka the Edo actor ďtani Hiroji I; Shingor˘ played the roles of Ninomiya Tar˘, Kanki and Tachibotoke Tahei (Gokumon Sh˘bei) [more details].

Fall 1724: Shingor˘ went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1724: Shingor˘ performed in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri Miyako no Shimadai", which was produced by the zamoto Ogino Umenosuke at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater.

11th lunar month of 1725: Shingor˘ played in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of the kar˘ Kanamori Hanzaemon in the kaomise drama "ďkamado Hatsumen Bako", which was produced by Sanogawa Mangiku; the role of Hanzaemon's ny˘b˘ Komatsu was played by Sodeshima Genji.

1st lunar month of 1726: Shingor˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

11th lunar month of 1728: Shingor˘ played the role of Kanemori S˘jűr˘ in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Kogane no Uroko", which was produced by Sanogawa Mangiku at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater.

Fall 1729: Shingor˘ and Arashi Koisa I went together to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1729: Shingor˘ achieved a great success at the Moritaza, performing in the kaomise drama "Yahagi no Ch˘ja Kogane no Ishizue".

11th lunar month of 1730: Shingor˘ moved to the Ichimuraza and played the role of Sano Genzaemon Tsuneyo in the kaomise drama "Hiragana Tokiwa Hachinoki".

1st lunar month of 1731: Shingor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

Fall 1731: Shingor˘ went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1731: Shingor˘ played the role of Hirado Gengobŕ in the kaomise drama "Hiragana Imagawaj˘", which was staged in Miyako Mandayű's theater.

9th lunar month of 1732: first Kabuki adaptation of Matsuda Bunk˘d˘ and Hasegawa Senshi puppet theater drama "Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki", which was produced in Ky˘to by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I at Miyako Mandayű's theater; Shingor˘ played the roles of Iba Jűzaemon and Kagekiyo [casting].

Fall 1734: Shingor˘ and Anegawa Chiyosabur˘ I went together to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1734: Shingor˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of the boatman Konpira Sugiemon, in reality Mando, in the kaomise drama "Ky˘ganoko Secchű no Tamatori".

Fall 1735: Shingor˘ went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1735: Shingor˘ played the role of ďdaka K˘suke in the kaomise drama "Bankoku ďshimadai", which was produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

Fall 1737: Shingor˘ went back to ďsaka after 13 seasons spent in either Ky˘to or Edo.

11th lunar month of 1737: Shingor˘ played at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Iwatogura Kogane Masugata", which was produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

1st lunar month of 1738: Shingor˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].

Fall 1738: Shingor˘ went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1738: Shingor˘ played in Tomimura Takichi's kaomise drama "Ichi no Tomi H˘rai Yakata", which was produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater.

1st lunar month of 1739: Shingor˘ played in the same theater the roles of Chűgen Gisuke, Iyo Daijin and Hiy˘ Kuroemon in the new year ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Arashiyama".

Fall 1739: Shingor˘ and his adopted son Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I went back to ďsaka. They most likely performed at the Kado no Shibai.

11th lunar month of 1740: Shingor˘ performed at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Yaguruma Yakata no Fuji", which was produced by his adopted son Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

Fall 1741: Shingor˘, his adopted son Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Nakayama Shinkur˘ I and ďtani Hiroji I went together to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1741: Shingor˘ played at the Nakamuraza a minor role in Hayakawa Denshir˘'s kaomise drama "En'ya Hangan Koky˘ no Nishiki".

1st lunar month of 1742: Shingor˘ played in the same theater the roles of Hitachinosuke Yorikuni and Yaoya Kyűbŕ in the new year sogamono drama "Musume Soga Gaijin Yashima".

Fall 1743: Shingor˘ went back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1743: Shingor˘ played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Akamatsu Danj˘ in Namiki S˘suke's kaomise drama "Futatsu Biki Nishiki no Manmaku", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I and celebrated the arrival in ďsaka of the star Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I.

12th lunar month of 1745: the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" was performed for the first time in ďsaka, simultaneously in the three major theaters of the city, which starts a competition for the best performance; Shingor˘ played the role of Tsuribune Sabu at the Kado no Shibai [casting].

Fall 1746: Shingor˘ went to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1746: Shingor˘ performed in the kaomise drama "Tomi Yakata ďmu Kotoba", which was produced at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I; his stage partners were Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I, Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Sanogawa Jűkichi (final performance before his death), Nakamura Utaemon I, Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Tamiya Jűzabur˘ I (final performance before his death), Yamatoyama Rinzaemon I (who celebrated his shűmei) and Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1749: Shingor˘ fell ill and had to definitively retire. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Nakamura Shingor˘ I was a popular actor, who achieved fame for himself in the Three Cities (ďsaka, Ky˘to, Edo) from the end of the Genroku era to the beginning of the Enky˘ era. He was able to perform a wide range of roles as tachiyaku, katakiyaku or jitsuaku.

Nakamura Shingor˘ I playing the role of Sagoemon in the kaomise drama "Meotogura Kogane no Masugata", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1733 in Ky˘to

The Nakamura Shingor˘ line of actors

 
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