Nanboku TSURUYA IV: A Kabuki Author Who Died From the Haunting of Yotsuya Kaidan That He Produced [Japanese Mystery Case #0006]

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Tsuruya Namboku IV (1755 – 1829) was a Kabuki author in the late Edo period.

Tsuruya Nanboku IV from “Ichimuraza Sangai no Zu” (Painting by Utagawa Kunisada)

In 1755, Nanboku was born in Nihonbashi, Edo (the present-day Tokyo), the son of Ebiya Isaburo, a kouya (dyer) katatsuke craftsman (a craftsman who places a stencil on a piece of fabric and applies dye-proof paste over it with a spatula called a koma).

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