Nakamura Tomosa I

The actor Nakamura Tomosa I held this name from the 1780s to the 1st lunar month of 1819.

Nakamura Tomosa I portraying the decchi Netar˘ in the drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" (1804)

Nakamura Tomosa II

The actor Nakamura Tomosa II held this name from 1st lunar month of 1831 to the 3rd lunar month of 1861.

Nakamura Tomosa II playing the role of the boatman Yojibei in the drama "Keisei Kiyome no Funauta", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1851 at the Naka no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Hirosada)

Nakamura Tomosa III
Nakamura Tomosa III  In Japanese | Nakamura Gansh˘  In Japanese | Nakamura Tomota  In Japanese

Dates of birth and death unknown. This actor started his career in Kamigata, as a disciple of Nakamura Tomosa II performing under the name of Nakamura Tomota in miyaji shibai or hama shibai. He took the names of Nakamura Gansh˘ in 1862 and Nakamura Tomosa III in the 8th lunar month of 1864 at the Kado no Shibai. His last recorded performance was in 1884 at the Kado no Shibai. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappeared from the records. He followed in the footsteps of his master, playing mostly hand˘gataki roles but did not become as popular as Nakamura Tomosa II.

Haimy˘ Yag˘
Gansh˘, Gank˘ Ky˘ya
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