Kataoka Gado (片岡我童)

Gado KATAOKA is one of the professional names of Kabuki. It belongs to Nizaemon KATAOKA and is mainly used in the line of Nizaemon KATAOKA the eighth.

Gado KATAOKA the first
'Haimyo (a.k.a. Haimei)' (the term originally refers to a pen name as a haiku poet, but it also refers to a kabuki actor's offstage name which can be used officially and privately) of Nizaemon KATAOKA the seventh.

Gado KATAOKA the second
Later became Nizaemon KATAOKA the eighth

Gado KATAOKA the third
Son of Gado KATAOKA the second
Later became Nizaemon KATAOKA the tenth

Gado KATAOKA the fourth
Son of Gado KATAOKA the third
Later became Nizaemon KATAOKA the twelfth

Gado KATAOKA the thirteenth
Son of Gado KATAOKA the fourth
Originally he should have been Gado KATAOKA the fifth. He was posthumously named Nizaemon KATAOKA the fourteenth.
See Gado KATAOKA (the thirteenth)

In order to claim his legitimate right to use the name Matsushimaya (a Kabuki guild name that had existed since Nizaemon KATAOKA the tenth), Gado KATAOKA the thirteenth chose to use the number 13 for his name, adding one to the number used in the name of his father, Nizaemon KATAOKA the twelfth (who had earlier been known as Gado KATAOKA the fourth), instead of adopting the name Gado KATAOKA the fifth.