Person

Person Name Nakamura Noshiho I
Alternate Names Kamogawa Noshio II (Earlier stage name) ,
Kamogawa Noshiho (Earlier stage name) ,
Shuka (Pen or literary name) ,
Nakamura Tomijuurou ,
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Gender Female
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date 1752 - 1752
Death Date November 19, 1777
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Edo (Japan) (historic name)
Reference(s) The Actor's Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School (p.483) ,
Kabuki Jinmei Jiten (p.477)
Notes Character types: young female roles (waka onnagata), Shosagoto dance. Group affiliations: Tennojiya. Nakamura Noshiho I was a son of Kasaya Matakuro I and a brother of Kasaya Matakuro II. He initially took the name Kamogawa Noshio in Kyoto. After his father died, he moved to Osaka, changed his name to Kamogawa Noshiho, and palyed female roles. The following year he went back to Kyoto, became a student of Nakamura Tomijuro, changed his name to Nakamura Noshiho, and played a courtesan (keisei). In 1770 he went to Edo with his teacher and brother, Kasaya Matakuro II, played at the Morita Theater, and became popular in young female roles. In 1767 he became a brother of Nakamura Shingoro, who was an adopted son of Nakamura Tomijuro. The following year he married his teacher's daughter but died soon after in November. His brother-in-law, Nakamura Shingoro, who was sick, was shocked to death by hearing the news. Nakamura Tomijuro lost his two sons-in-law in a day. Nakamura Noshiho I was good at shosagoto (dance) with his father-in-law. He was active from 1767 to 1777. Accroding to Ehon Butai Ogi, his first name is written with different characters.

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