Performed in 1980, 109 minutes, English commentary and subtitles, Region Code All, NTSC. Nakamura Ganjiro II was born to be a kabuki actor in 1902, (died 1983) being the son of the great Nakamura Ganjiro I. However, he always brought his own originality into his roles, which were many and varied. Kataoka Nizaemon XIII (1903-1994) also came from a long line of kabuki actors and enjoyed one of the longest kabuki careers. Igagoe Dochu Sugoroku is based on a true story that occured in 1634, when Shizuma Watanabe killed Matagoro Kawai, who had murdered his younger brother with the help of Mataemon Araki. In the play Wada Yukie, a senior retainer, is killed by Sawai Matagoro, who had lusted after Wada's daughter, Otani. Wada's son, Shizuma sets out to avenge his father's death with the help of his brother-in-law Karaki Masaemon. Numazu is act VI of Igagoe Dochu Sugoroku, is divided into 3 scenes and is the most popular act. It is about the sacrifices of those who are not directly involved in the vendetta, but members of the same opposing families.