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Actor: Kataoka Nizaemon VIII (八代目片岡仁左衛門)

Alternate names:
Kataoka Gadō II (二代目片岡我童)

Lifetime: 1810 - 1863

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Biography:

This actor held this name from 1/1857 to the fall of 1862.

Kataoka Nizaemon VIII was an outstanding nimaime, who also excelled in the jitsugotoshi, katakiyaku or oyajigata (in the last years of his career), roles. He was also able to perform occasionally onnagata roles. He gained fame in both the Kamigata and the city of Edo.