Kataoka Nizaemon VIII (八代目片岡仁左衛門: 1/1857 to 2/1863) (actor 1810 – 1863)

Gadō (poetry name - 我童)
Ridō (poetry name - 李童)
Kataoka Gadō II (二代目片岡我童: 1837 to 12/1856))
Kataoka Gatō I (初代片岡我當: 1833 to 1837)
Arashi Kitsujirō (嵐橘次郎: to 1833)
Kataoka Roen I (poetry name - 初代片岡芦燕)


Kabuki theater terms


This actor held this name from 1/1857 to 2/1863.


"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."

Quoted directly from Kabuki21.