|NAKAMURA TOKIZď IV|
Real name: Ogawa Shigeo
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Existence: 1 December 1927 ~ 28 January 1962
Great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku I
Grandfather: Nakamura Karoku III
Father: Nakamura Tokiz˘ III
November 1936: he made his first appearance on stage, at the Kabukiza, where he received the name of Nakamura Baishi II.
April 1953: he became nadai and took the name of Nakamura Shibajaku VI at the Kabukiza, playing the role of Shinobu, Umegae and Konami in "Benkei J˘shi", "Shűmei Hir˘ Danmari" and "Michiyuki Tabiji no Yomeiri"; the role of Konami's mother Tonase in the latter dance-drama was played by Shibajaku's father Nakamura Tokiz˘ III. These April Kabuki programs celebrated also the shűmei of Shibajaku's brother Nakamura Kash˘ II, Nakamura Tokiju and Nakamura Tokich˘.
February 1955: second edition at the Kabukiza from the 24th to the 27th of February of the Tsubomikai, a study group led by Nakamura Utaemon VI [more details]. It included the revival of Sakurada Jisuke I's dance-drama "Kumo no Hy˘shimai" (entitled "Waga Sekogakoi no Aizuchi"); Shibajaku played the role of the catfish woman Oden [casting].
12 July 1959: his father Nakamura Tokiz˘ III died.
April 1960: Nakamura Shibajaku VI took the name of Nakamura Tokiz˘ IV at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Oginoya Yaegiri, Kagaribi and Omiwa in the dramas "Komochi Yamanba", "Moritsuna Jin'ya" and "Mikasayama Goten".
June ~ July 1960: Tokiz˘ took part in the first Kabuki tour in the USA; he played the roles of Yoshitsune, Rikiya, Saeda and the Princess in the plays "Kanjinch˘", "Kanadehon Chűshingura", "Migawari Zazen" and "Takatsuki" [casting].
January 1962: Tokiz˘ appeared on stage for the last time, in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza, where he played the roles of Tatsugor˘'s wife Onaka, Manabe Echizen-no-Kami and Kozue in "Megumi no Kenka", "Zoku Y˘zeiin" and "Ishikiri Kajiwara".
28 January 1962: Tokiz˘ died in T˘ky˘.
Nakamura Tokiz˘ IV was a talented and good-looking onnagata actor, who unfortunately died too young, at the age of 34. His most notable performances include Chidori ("Shunkan"), Omiwa ("Imoseyama Onna Teikin"), Konami ("Kanadehon Chűshingura"), Kozue ("Ishikiri Kajiwara"), Onaka ("Irezumi Ch˘han") and Otoki ("Kiwametsuki Banzuiin Ch˘bŕ").
The Nakamura Baishi line of actors
The Nakamura Shibajaku line of actors
The Nakamura Tokiz˘ line of actors
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