The Heisei Nakamura-za
The Heisei Nakamura-za company, which made its North American debut in a critically acclaimed and sold-out run during Lincoln Center Festival 2004, was founded by the illustrious Kanzaburo XVIII, the late patriarch of the Nakamura family—a veritable Kabuki dynasty in Japan with an unbroken line of actors and innovators reaching back to the 17th century. Kanzaburo’s legacy of encapsulating Kabuki’s centuries-old heritage with humor and contemporary references continues to live today in a company bursting with energy and joyously led by his two sons who are both accomplished and versatile young stage, film, and television actors: Nakamura Kankuro VI and Nakamura Shichinosuke II. [Reference: Lincoln Center Festival]
Heisei Nakamura-za Shichiken Nagaya
The Heisei Nakamura-za Schichiken-Nagaya is began with passion of Kanzaburo Nakamura XVⅢ. Schichiken-Nagaya is made up for Edo’s leading craftsmen and artists who are at home with Nakamura-Family such as Arai Osamu of "Japanese folding fan“, Chihiro Kawakami of „Japanese wash clothes“ and Unokichi Tachibana of „Edo-calligraphy".