|ÔTANI TOMOEMON VIII|
Real name: Aoki Tomoyuki
Line number: HACHIDAIME (VIII)
Birthday: 23 February 1949
Great-grandfather: Nakamura Sagisuke II
Father: Nakamura Jakuemon IV
Brother: Nakamura Jakuemon V
Disciple: Ôtani Akisaburô
September 1964: Ôtani Hirotarô II takes the name of Ôtani Tomoemon VIII at the Kabukiza by playing in the play "Hitoyo".
January 2008: revival at the Shinbashi Enbujô of "Narukami Fudô Kitayama Zakura", which celebrates the 1070th anniversary of the Narita-san Temple, where the Deity Fudô Myôô is worshipped; Tomoemon plays the role of Ono Saemon Harumichi [casting].
June 2010: Kabuki tour in Western Europe, in London at the Sadler's Wells (4~15 June) and in Roma at the Teatro di Roma-Argentina (21~22 June); Tomoemon plays the role of Minamoto no Yoshitsune [more details].
October 2015: production at the National Theatre of "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" in a tôshi kyôgen production (3 acts; 8 scenes) with the revival of the rarely-staged "Daidaikô" act; Tomoemon plays the role of Fujinami Sazen [more details|casting].
The mon of Ôtani Tomoemon VIII
The Ôtani Hirotarô line of actors
The Ôtani Tomoemon line of actors
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