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When Mr. Matagoro Nakamura started to instruct us from the 10th performance, it was an epochal event that the professional Kabuki actor would come to local city and to guide ordinary people.

It was the beginning of the development of Kurume-Chikugo-OoKabuki. Kurume citizens were truly fond of his character and his idea of Kabuki guidance.

His passion for Kurume-Chikugo-OoKabuki never stopped even after he was designated “The Living National Treasure”. He received Kurume City Award for his thirty-years of wonderful work for the citizens. Our meeting with Mr. nakamura was very precious. He passed away in 2009. We thank him and pray his blessings.

Written by Shinichi Naka