Nomura Mansai II (二世 野村 萬斎 Nisei Nomura Mansai?, born April 5, 1966 under the name Takeshi Nomura (野村 武司 Nomura Takeshi?)), is a well known Kyogen stage actor, and film actor. He played Abe no seimei in Onmyoji and Onmyoji 2, an original work by Baku Yumemakura. He received the Best Actor prize at the Blue Ribbon Awards for his work in Onmyoji.
His debut was at the age of three in the drama, Quiver of The Monkey. Since then he has also been cast in the dramas: in Aguri in 1977, for which he had won many awards, and in Hana no Ran in 1994.
He is currently (March 2013) appearing at the Japan Society and the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda in two productions: Shakespeare's Macbeth adapted to the noh and kyogen traditions with five actors, performed in Japanese with English subtitles and Sanbaso, Divine Dance.
- Official website (Japanese)
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