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Matagorô Nakamura (1913–2009)

Matagorô Nakamura was born in 1913 in Nagoya, Japan as Yukio Nakamura. He was an actor, known for 47 Samurai (1962), Onna goroshi abura no jigoku (1984) and Ichinotani futaba gun-ki (1950). He died on February 21, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »


in Nagoya, Japan


(age 96) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

47 Samurai
47 Samurai Tsunayoshi Tokugawa


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 1984 Onna goroshi abura no jigoku (TV Movie)
 1970 The Militarists (uncredited)
 1962 47 Samurai
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He is best known for his work as the Master Teacher at the National Theatre Of Japan's Kabuki Training program. He has been a guest director and visiting instructor at the University of Hawai'i where, in 1979, he co-directed with Dr. James R Brandon a lavish production of the kabuki play Chushingura.

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Kabuki actor who was named a living treasure in 1997 in Japan.

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