Nakamura Baijaku II

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Nakamura Baijaku II
Native name
中村 梅雀
Birth nameShinichi Mitsui
Also known asManabu Nakamura
Born (1955-12-12) December 12, 1955 (age 63)
Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation(s)Actor, bassist, composer
Years active1965–present

Shinichi Mitsui (三井 進一, Mitsui Shin'ichi, born December 12, 1955),[1] better known as Nakamura Baijaku II (二代目 中村 梅雀, Nidaime Nakamura Baijaku), is a Japanese actor, bassist, and composer. He graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Ogikubo High School and later graduated from Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music.

Nakamura also has relatives who are kabuki actors.

  • Great-grandfather: Nakamura Kanemon II.
  • Grandfather: Nakamura Kanemon III.
  • Father: Nakamura Umenosuke IV.

His trade name is Narikomaya (成駒屋) and debuted in 1965. Nakamura learned about kabuki and modern theater at the Zenshinza troupe. His initial name was Manabu Nakamura (中村 まなぶ, Nakamura Manabu). Nakamura took on the name of his great-grandfather Baijaku in 1980 during the 50th Anniversary Performance of Zenshinza and became "Baijaku II". At the final performance of Otose in 2007, Nakamura announced he was leaving Zenshinza and turning freelance.[2]

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
1968 Bungo Torimono Ezu Apprentice NHK Credited as Manabu Nakamura
1969 Tentochito Takeda Katsuyori NHK Taiga drama
1972 Shin Heike Monogatari Tairanoto Kitada NHK Taiga drama
1979 Yaruki Manman TBS
1980 Uwasa no Keiji Tomī to Matsu Junsa Kishimoto TBS, Daiei TV Episode 24
Nat-chan no Shashin-kan NHK
1982 Tōge no Gunzō Kayano Sanpei NHK Taiga drama
1985 Sanada Taiheiki Tokugawa Hidetada NHK
1993 Onihei Hanka-chō Shinsuke Sasaki Fuji TV Fourth series, episode 18
1994 Zenigata Heiji Fukutaro Fuji TV Fourth series, episode 16
1995 Hachidai Shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa Ieshige NHK Taiga drama
1996 Drama Kekkonshiki-ba Hanayome Kaizoe Hito ga Yuku 11 Hanayome Dorobō! Osamu Kansai
Sonzai no Fukaki Nemuri Ryuichi Urushibara NHK
1997 Mōri Motonari Shijihiro Yoshi NHK Taiga drama
1998 Makasete Darling Yudai Kameyama TBS
Oji-san Kaizō Kōza NHK
1999 The Laughing Salesman Yuichiro Yugara TV Asahi
2000 Aoi Tokugawa Sandai Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Narrator NHK Taiga drama
2002 Kosuke Kindaichi Keibu Todoroki TV Tokyo
Onsen Waka Okami no Satsujin Suiri Yusaku Nakagawa (Wakadanna) TV Asahi Episodes 11 to 21
2003 Musashi Mosuke NHK Taiga drama
Chūshingura: Ketsudan Notoki Tamonden Hachiro TV Tokyo
Teru Teru Kazoku Senkichi Anzai NHK
2004 Ryōma ga Yuku Nakahama Manjirō TV Tokyo
Akai Tsuki Keisuke Himuro TV Tokyo
2006 Kōmyō ga Tsuji Tokugawa Hidetada NHK Taiga drama
Nobunaga no Hitsugi Toyotomi Hideyoshi TV Asahi
2007 Horibe Yasubee Ōishi Yoshio NHK
Vengeance is Mine Shinpu Ueda TV Asahi Special appearance
Teki wa Hon'nouji ni Ari Akechi Mitsuhide TV Asahi
2008 Atsuhime Ii Naosuke NHK Taiga drama
Mito Kōmon Dainagon, Ryobo Kujo C.A.L, TBS Episode 9
San jū Man-ri Kara no Kiseki: Futatabime no Happy Birthday Ishi Kakizawa TV Tokyo
Yukkuri Aruke, Sorawomiro Eiji Kitamura Kansai
Yorozuya Chōbee no Sumidagawa Jiken File Tatsuzo Hirase TBS
Kanzen Hanzai Mystery Special Shin Shōgen! San Okuenjiken 40-nen-me no Nazo o oe! Hachibee Hiratsuka Fuji TV
2009 Tsubasa Takeo Tamaki NHK
Aka Kabu Kenji Funsen-ki Kyoto Tenkin-hen Shigeru Hiragi TBS
Reiko Kamijō no Jiken Suiri Musashi Yamamoto TBS
Bengoshi Harusaku Morie no Jiken Harusaku Morie TV Asahi Lead role
2010 Unubore Keiji Principal TBS Episode 2
Tsuri Keiji Goemon Suzuki TBS Lead role
Aka Kabu Kenji Kyoto-hen Shigeru Hiragi TBS
Kenkaku Shōbai Special Miheisuke Washizu Fuji TV
Sakuya Kono Hana Katari (Fujiwara no Teika) NHK
2011 Onihei Gaiden Yousagi no Sumi Uemon Yousagi no Sumi Uemon Sky PerfecTV!
Sotsugyō Home Run Kono TV Tokyo
Shinano no Koronbo Jiken File Series Iwao Takemura TV Tokyo Lead role
2012 Taira no Kiyomori Taira no Iesada NHK Taiga drama
Chūshingura: Sono Yoshi Sono Ai Hosoi Hirosawa TV Tokyo
Sōsa Chizu no Onna Rokuro Kido TV Asahi
Ganriki Keibuho Yaichi Kishima Yaichi Kishima TV Tokyo Lead role
Oni Keiji Kosaku Yoneda Kosaku Yoneda Fuji TV Lead role
Ikkyū-san Oshō Fuji TV
2013 Nijūyon no Hitomi Tadashisuke Nogawa TV Asahi
2014 Kamiya Genjirō Torimono Hikae Ginzo NHK BS Premium
Alice no Toge Kazufumi Mizuno TBS
Hissatsu Shigoto Hito 2014 Yorimasa Nakanoshima ABC
Yami no Kariudo Kumozu no Heiji Wataru Sky PerecTV!
Kansatsu-kan Soichi Hanyu Soichi Hanyu TV Asahi Lead role
2015 Bar Lemon Heart Master BS Fuji Lead role [3]
2017 Onna jōshu Naotora Narrator NHK Taiga drama
Sorry, I Love You Tsuneo Mita TBS
Chiisana Hashi de Sōbei Sky PerecTV!
Konuka Ame Narrator Sky PerecTV!
2019 Kishū Hanshu Tokugawa Yoshimune Tokugawa Tsunayoshi NHK TV Movie

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1972 Kaigun Tokubetsu Nenshō-hei Takuji Hayashi Credited as Manabu Nakamura
1992 Rakuyō Seiichiro Mamiya
1997 Shin Salaryman Senka Yoshino
1998 Tsuribaka Nisshi Ten Kusamori
1999 Hana no Oedo no Tsuribaka Nisshi Ganger
2000 Tsuribaka Nisshi Eleven Kusamori
Tsuki Teiichi Matsuo
Home Sweet Home Police officer
A Class to Remember Kuroi Sensei
2001 Tsuribaka Nisshi 12: Shijō Saidai no Yūkyū Kyūka Kusamori
Distance Keiji Kikuma
Kaa-chan Man of livery coat
2002 Tsuribaka Nisshi 13: Hama-chan Kikiippatsu! Kusamori
The Twilight Samurai Gonbee Terauchi
2003 The Blue Light Eiji Yamamoto
2004 Tsuribaka Nisshi 15: Hama-chan ni Ashita Wanai!? Kusamori
2005 Tsuribaka Nisshi 16: Hamasaki wa Kyō mo Damedatta Kusamori
2006 Tsuribaka Nisshi 17: Ato wa Noto Nare Hama to Nare! Kusamori
Bunny Drop Daikichi's father
2007 Tsuribaka Nisshi 18: Hama-chan Sū-san Seto no Yakusoku Kusamori
2008 Tsuribaka Nisshi 19: Yokoso! Suzuki Kensetsu Goikko Sama Kusamori
2009 Tsuribaka Nisshi 20: Final Kusamori
2011 Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai Jinkichinai Chijiiwa
2012 Okaeri, Hayabusa Kimitaka Masuzawa
2018 Kids on the Slope Tsutomu Mukae
2019 Iwane: Sword of Serenity

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  2. ^ "中村梅雀さん、「前進座」退団し、フリーに - 文化・芸能" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-09-04. Asahi.com (Asahi Shimbun) (September 12, 2007)
  3. ^ "中村梅雀主演で人気酒コミック「BARレモン・ハート」初の連ドラ化" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-09-04. Sponichi Annex (July 7, 2015)

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