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Nakamura Nakazo I
Born 1736
Died June 6, 1790
Nationality Japan

Nakazō I Nakamura (1736 – June 6, 1790), also known as Hidetsuru or Sakaeya, was a Japanese kabuki actor.

Nakamura was born in Edo.

He started playing villains at the Nakamura theater, then performed at the Ichimura theater, inventing a new acting style since known as Hidetsuru. He eventually became master of the Shigayama School of Dancing, introducing male roles in the shosagoto dances.

Nakamura died in Edo.


  • Tsuki-yuki-hana nemonogatari ("Moon, Snow, and Flowers: Sweet Nothings"), his autobiography
  • Hidetsuru nikki (Essays)

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