TOKYO (AP) — Kabuki actor Kanzaburo Nakamura, who helped boost the popularity of the traditional Japanese art form, has died. He was 57. The Shimbashi Embujo Theatre, where he performed regularly, said Kanzaburo — as he was known among the Japanese public — died early Wednesday of acute respiratory distress syndrome.One of Japan's most famous contemporary kabuki actors, Kanzaburo also played roles in film, TV and stage dramas.
Kankuro Nakamura in Tomomori Taira's cosutume for Funa Benkei
十八代目 中村 勘三郎 - Nakamura Kanzaburo XVIII
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Nakamura Kanzaburo／中村 勘三郎
Kabuki actor, Kanzaburo NAKAMURA (1955~Dec. 5, 2012), was a versatile actor whose credits include farce, period pieces, and Shin Kabuki.