Konparu Yasuaki (金春安明)

Yasuaki KONPARU (May 29, 1952 -) is a Noh actor of the Konparu school of shite-kata (lead actors). The 80th head of the Konparu school of shite-kata. The present head of the school.

He was born in Nara City, Nara Prefecture, as the eldest son of Nobutaka KONPARU, the 79th head of the school. He was apprenticed to his father. He made his debut as a player of a child's part in "Ama" (The Fisher-girl), the torchlight Noh performance at the Kofuku-ji Temple in 1959. He played his first starring role in "Shojo" (The Tippling Elf) in 1961. In 1975, he graduated from Faculty of Letters, Department of Japanese Language and Literature, Gakushuin University. He succeeded to the head of the school in 2006.

Official position
Advisor to the Konparu Enmai-kai, Member of the Nohgaku Performers' Association, Managing Director of the Association for Japanese Noh Plays, and the general holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property.

Norikazu KONPARU is his eldest son. Masakazu KONPARU is his second son. Kinzo KONPARU is his uncle.

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