Keiko Uchida

Kiki Kirin

  • Name: Kiki Kirin
  • Native name: 樹木希林
  • Given name: Uchida Keiko
  • Also Known as: Keiko Nakatani, Nakatani Keiko, 中谷啓子, Chiho Yūki, 悠木千帆, Yūki Chiho, きき きりん
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: January 15, 1943
  • Died: September 15, 2018
Kiki Kirin was a Japanese actress from Kanda-ku, Tokyo.

After graduating from high school, she started her acting career in the early 1960s as a member of the Bungakuza theater troupe using the stage name Yuki Chiho. She was aiming to become a pharmacist but abandoned college because her leg was injured by skiing just before taking the university entrance exam.

She eventually gained fame for performing uniquely comedic and eccentric roles on such television shows as Jikan desu yo and Terauchi Kantaro Ikka and in television commercials. She changed her name to "Kirin Kiki" when, after being asked on a television show to auction off something of hers, she ended up selling her first stage name, claiming she had "nothing else to sell."

While battling various ailments, including a detached retina in 2003 and breast cancer in 2005, Kiki continued to act and won several awards, including the best actress Japan Academy Prize for Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad in 2008, the Best Supporting Actress award from the Yokohama Film Festival for her work in Kamikaze Girls and Half a Confession in 2004, and the Best Supporting Actress Blue Ribbon Award for Still Walking in 2008.

Kiki married fellow Bungakuza actor Kishida Shin. They separated in 1968. She married musician Uchida Yuya in 1973 and remained legally married to him though they separated in 1975. Their daughter, Uchida Yayako, is an essayist and musician and portrayed the younger self of Kiki's character in the film Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad. Kirin's granddaughter Uchida Kyara has appeared with her in two films, I Wish and Sweet Bean.

Kiki was diagnosed with cancer in 2004 and underwent a mastectomy. She died of cancer, and related illnesses, on 15 September 2018.

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Narrator
Year Title Type Rating
2017 Life Is Fruity
Movie
7.4
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2003 Hamidashi Keiji Jonetsu Kei Season 7
Japanese Drama, 2003, 11 eps
Matsuo Kikue (Support Role)
11
Matsuo Kikue
Support Role
0.0
2001 Hamidashi Keiji Jonetsu Kei Season 6
Japanese Drama, 2001, 24 eps
Matsuo Kikue (Support Role)
24
Matsuo Kikue
Support Role
9.1
2001 Mukai Arata no Doubutsu Nikki: Aiken Rosinante no Sainan
Japanese Drama, 2001, 10 eps
Haruko (Support Role)
10
Haruko
Support Role
6.8
2000 Hamidashi Keiji Jonetsu Kei Season 5
Japanese Drama, 2000, 24 eps
Matsuo Kikuo (Support Role)
24
Matsuo Kikuo
Support Role
0.0
2000 Aoi Tokugawa Sandai
Japanese Drama, 2000, 49 eps
Lady Kasuga [Iemitsu's wet nurse] (Support Role)
49
Lady Kasuga [Iemitsu's wet nurse]
Support Role
8.3
1999 Hamidashi Keiji Jonetsu Kei Season 4
Japanese Drama, 1999, 24 eps
Matsuo Kikue (Support Role)
24
Matsuo Kikue
Support Role
0.0
1999 Teppen
Japanese Drama, 1999, 11 eps
["Grandma King"] (Support Role)
11
["Grandma King"]
Support Role
0.0
1998 Hamidashi Keiji Jonetsu Kei Season 3
Japanese Drama, 1998, 24 eps
Matsuo Kikue (Support Role)
24
Matsuo Kikue
Support Role
0.0
1997 Hamidashi Keiji Jonetsu Kei Season 2
Japanese Drama, 1997, 23 eps
Matsuo Kikue (Support Role)
23
Matsuo Kikue
Support Role
0.0
1996 Hamidaishi Keiji no Netsukei
Japanese Drama, 1996, 22 eps
Matsuo Kikue (Support Role)
22
Matsuo Kikue
Support Role
0.0
1996 Garasu no Kakeratachi
Japanese Drama, 1996, 11 eps
Mizusawa Sakura (Support Role)
11
Mizusawa Sakura
Support Role
5.0
1996 Aji Ichimonme Season 2
Japanese Drama, 1996, 11 eps
Fujimura Yoshie (Support Role)
11
Fujimura Yoshie
Support Role
8.0
1995 Kagayake! Rintaro
Japanese Drama, 1995, 12 eps
Moezawa Rin (Support Role)
12
Moezawa Rin
Support Role
7.8
1995 Aji Ichimonme
Japanese Drama, 1995, 10 eps
Fujimura Yoshie (Support Role)
10
Fujimura Yoshie
Support Role
8.0
1991 Kimi no Na wa
Japanese Drama, 1991, 312 eps
Fukano Ryuko [Landlady at downtown] (Support Role)
312
Fukano Ryuko [Landlady at downtown]
Support Role
6.0
1986 Hanekonma
Japanese Drama, 1986, 156 eps
Tachibana Yae [Rin's mother] (Support Role)
156
Tachibana Yae [Rin's mother]
Support Role
7.8
1983 Gekai Kido Shuhei
Japanese Drama, 1983, 13 eps
Noguchi Fuku (Support Role)
13
Noguchi Fuku
Support Role
3.0
1981 Himawari no Uta
Japanese Drama, 1981, 27 eps
[Ep.2,3] (Guest Role)
27
[Ep.2,3]
Guest Role
0.0
1981 Nihon Akusai ni Kanpai!
Japanese Drama, 1981, 11 eps
Matsuki Himiko (Support Role)
11
Matsuki Himiko
Support Role
0.0
1981 Kekkonshitai Onna
Japanese Drama, 1981, 6 eps
Kameyo (Support Role)
6
Kameyo
Support Role
0.0
1979 Hanshichi Torimonocho
Japanese Drama, 1979, 26 eps
(Ep. 25) (Guest Role)
26
(Ep. 25)
Guest Role
0.0
1978 Yuhigaoka no Sori Daijin
Japanese Drama, 1978, 40 eps
Oya Fuku (Guest Role)
40
Oya Fuku
Guest Role
0.0
1976 Kimaguren Tenshi
Japanese Drama, 1976, 43 eps
Ijuuin Ayano (Main Role)
43
Ijuuin Ayano
Main Role
2.0
1970 It's Time
Japanese Drama, 1970, 30 eps
Hamako (Support Role)
30
Hamako
Support Role
0.0
1966 Hassuru Oku-sama
Japanese Drama, 1966, 25 eps
(Main Role)
25
Main Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2019 Erica 38
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Watanabe Kaoru (Support Role)
Watanabe Kaoru
Support Role
7.0
2018 Every Day a Good Day
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Teacher Takeda (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
2018 Shoplifters
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Shibata Hatsue (Main Role)
Shibata Hatsue
Main Role
8.3
2018 Mori, The Artist's Habitat
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Hideko (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2016 After the Storm
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Shinoda Yoshiko (Main Role)
Shinoda Yoshiko
Main Role
7.5
2015 Our Little Sister
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Kikuchi Fumiyo [Great Aunt of Koda sisters] (Support Role)
Kikuchi Fumiyo [Great Aunt of Koda sisters]
Support Role
8.1
2015 Sweet Bean
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Tokue (Main Role)
Main Role
8.2
2015 Kakekomi
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Kashiwaya Genbei [Goyo yado inn owner] (Support Role)
Kashiwaya Genbei [Goyo yado inn owner]
Support Role
7.5
2014 Journey with the Gods: The rebuilding of Ise Jingu Shrine
Japanese Movie, 2014,
[Herself] (Main Role)
[Herself]
Main Role
0.0
2013 Like Father, Like Son
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Ishizeki Satoko [Midori's mother] (Support Role)
Ishizeki Satoko [Midori's mother]
Support Role
8.2
2012 Until the Break of Dawn
Japanese Movie, 2012,
[Ayumi's grandmother] (Main Role)
[Ayumi's grandmother]
Main Role
7.7
2012 Chronicles Of My Mother
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Yae (Main Role)
Yae
Main Role
7.2
2011 I Wish
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Osako Hideko (Support Role)
Osako Hideko
Support Role
7.7
2011 A Honeymoon in Hell: Mr. and Mrs. Oki's Fabulous Trip
Japanese Movie, 2011,
[fortune teller] (Support Role)
[fortune teller]
Support Role
7.0
2010 Ghost
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Unten (Support Role)
Unten
Support Role
7.4
2010 Villain
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Shimizu Fusae (Support Role)
Shimizu Fusae
Support Role
7.6
2010 Two Portraits of MIYAGINO
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Madam (Support Role)
Madam
Support Role
6.5
2008 Still Walking
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Yokoyama Toshiko (Support Role)
Yokoyama Toshiko
Support Role
7.9
2007 Tokyo Tower: Mom & Me, and Sometimes Dad
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Eiko (Main Role)
Eiko
Main Role
7.7
2006 Red Whale, White Snake
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Ohara Midori (Support Role)
Ohara Midori
Support Role
4.0
2004 The Taste of Tea
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Obaa (Guest Role)
Obaa
Guest Role
7.6
2004 Hotaru no Hoshi
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Principal Hashimoto (Support Role)
Principal Hashimoto
Support Role
7.8
2004 Kamikaze Girls
Japanese Movie, 2004,
[Momoko's grandmother] (Support Role)
[Momoko's grandmother]
Support Role
7.6
2004 Half a Confession
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Yasuko Shimamura (Support Role)
Yasuko Shimamura
Support Role
7.9
2002 Inochi
Japanese Movie, 2002,
[Mother] (Support Role)
[Mother]
Support Role
7.3
2002 Returner
Japanese Movie, 2002,
Xie (Support Role)
Xie
Support Role
7.3
2001 Pistol Opera
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Rin (Support Role)
Rin
Support Role
6.6
2001 Tokyo Marigold
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Sakai Ritsuko (Support Role)
Sakai Ritsuko
Support Role
7.4
1997 Magnitude
Japanese Movie, 1997,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1997 Hissatsu Shimatsunin
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Otora (Support Role)
Otora
Support Role
0.0
1997 Love, Fireworks and a Ferris Wheel
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Mita Sanae (Support Role)
Mita Sanae
Support Role
7.0
1996 Oishinbo
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Tome (Unknown)
Tome
Unknown
5.0
1995 Mitabi no Kaikyo
Japanese Movie, 1995,
"Harmoni" (Bit part)
"Harmoni"
Bit part
0.0
1994 Rampo
Japanese Movie, 1994,
[Housekeeper] (Support Role)
[Housekeeper]
Support Role
7.4
1994 Cherry Blossoms
Japanese Movie, 1994,
Fumi (Support Role)
Fumi
Support Role
8.0
1992 Double Cross
Japanese Movie, 1992,
[Imura's wife] (Support Role)
[Imura's wife]
Support Role
7.0
1992 The Games Teachers Play
Japanese Movie, 1992,
(Support Role)
Support Role
4.0
1991 Senso to Seishun
Japanese Movie, 1991,
Onoki Etsuko (Support Role)
Onoki Etsuko
Support Role
0.0
1991 Rainbow Kids
Japanese Movie, 1991,
Main Role
7.3
1990 Donmai
Japanese Movie, 1990,
Hanako (Guest Role)
Hanako
Guest Role
0.0
1989 The Glass Cape
Japanese Movie, 1989,
Otane (Support Role)
Otane
Support Role
6.0
1988 Remembrance
Japanese Movie, 1988,
Ueko Mine (Support Role)
Ueko Mine
Support Role
0.0
1986 Harukoma no Uta
Japanese Movie, 1986,
(Support Role)
Support Role
8.0
1986 The Ballad of the Sea of Genkai
Japanese Movie, 1986,
Hanae (Support Role)
Hanae
Support Role
5.0
1985 Yumechiyo's Diary
Japanese Movie, 1985,
(Support Role)
Support Role
9.0
1985 Sabishinbo
Japanese Movie, 1985,
Amano Terue (Bit part)
Amano Terue
Bit part
7.9
1985 Capone Cries a Lot
Japanese Movie, 1985,
Sene Tachikawa (Support Role)
Sene Tachikawa
Support Role
6.8
1983 Hometown
Japanese Movie, 1983,
Yoshi (Support Role)
Yoshi
Support Role
0.0
1983 Amagi Pass
Japanese Movie, 1983,
[Wife] (Support Role)
[Wife]
Support Role
7.0
1982 Santo Kokosei
Japanese Movie, 1982,
Michiko Takehisa (Support Role)
Michiko Takehisa
Support Role
4.0
1982 I Are You, You Am Me
Japanese Movie, 1982,
[Kazuo's mother] (Support Role)
[Kazuo's mother]
Support Role
7.5
1982 Keiji Monogatari
Japanese Movie, 1982,
Yashiro Sumi [Criminal Division General Affairs] (Support Role)
Yashiro Sumi [Criminal Division General Affairs]
Support Role
4.0
1981 Nogiku no Haka
Japanese Movie, 1981,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1980 Tosa no Ipponzuri
Japanese Movie, 1980,
Fuki (Support Role)
Fuki
Support Role
5.0
1980 Zigeunerweisen
Japanese Movie, 1980,
Kimi (Bit part)
Kimi
Bit part
7.4
1979 Heaven Sent
Japanese Movie, 1979,
[Woman who brought a boy] (Bit part)
[Woman who brought a boy]
Bit part
8.0
1979 The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi
Japanese Movie, 1979,
Tane (Support Role)
Tane
Support Role
7.7
1978 Another Odyssey of Momojiro the Truck Rascals
Japanese Movie, 1978,
(Support Role)
Support Role
6.0
1977 Crocodile, Parrot And Fur Seal
Japanese Movie, 1977,
Meri (Support Role)
Meri
Support Role
4.0
1977 Ballad of Orin
Japanese Movie, 1977,
Ichise Tama (Support Role)
Ichise Tama
Support Role
7.3
1977 Female Teacher
Japanese Movie, 1977,
Yokoyama Yuriko (Unknown)
Yokoyama Yuriko
Unknown
5.0
1976 Eden no Umi
Japanese Movie, 1976,
Orittsan (Support Role)
Orittsan
Support Role
6.7
1975 Mamushi to Aodaisho
Japanese Movie, 1975,
(Support Role)
Support Role
2.0
1975 Kokuso Sezu
Japanese Movie, 1975,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1974 Hono no Shozo
Japanese Movie, 1974,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1974 Zao Zessho
Japanese Movie, 1974,
Tokita Imako (Support Role)
Tokita Imako
Support Role
5.0
1974 The Four Roughnecks
Japanese Movie, 1974,
Mitsuko (Support Role)
Mitsuko
Support Role
4.0
1974 Akumyo: Notorious Dragon
Japanese Movie, 1974,
Oshige (Support Role)
Oshige
Support Role
0.0
1974 Red Paper Lantern
Japanese Movie, 1974,
Yoshimura Kuniko (Support Role)
Yoshimura Kuniko
Support Role
5.0
1970 Tora-san 3: His Tender Love
Japanese Movie, 1970,
Maid in Shinshu (Guest Role)
Maid in Shinshu
Guest Role
7.1
1968 Aniki no Koibito
Japanese Movie, 1968,
Sanae (Support Role)
Sanae
Support Role
0.0
1966 Lake of Tears
Japanese Movie, 1966,
Sugumo Kayo (Support Role)
Sugumo Kayo
Support Role
0.0
1966 Tonogata o Yojin
Japanese Movie, 1966,
Kuraishi Matsuko (Support Role)
Kuraishi Matsuko
Support Role
0.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2015 Ito no Mori no Ie
Japanese Special, 2015, 2 eps
Oharu-san (Support Role)
2
Oharu-san
Support Role
7.4
2013 Aji Ichimonme: 2013 Special
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Fujimura Yoshie (Support Role)
1
Fujimura Yoshie
Support Role
7.0
2011 Aji Ichimonme: 2011 Special
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Fujimura Yoshie (Support Role)
1
Fujimura Yoshie
Support Role
6.0
2008 Shinano no Colombo Jiken File 17
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
Kawai Takayo (Guest Role)
1
Kawai Takayo
Guest Role
0.0
2008 Yo nimo Kimyo na Monogatari: 2008 SMAP Special
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
{BLACK ROOM} Yunomoto Kazuko (Support Role)
1
{BLACK ROOM} Yunomoto Kazuko
Support Role
7.6
2005 Enzai: Chichi to Ko no Tabiji
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
Otomi Haruka (Support Role)
1
Otomi Haruka
Support Role
0.0
2003 Teacher's Suitcase
Japanese Special, 2003, 1 eps
Sensei's ex-wife (Support Role)
1
Sensei's ex-wife
Support Role
0.0
2001 Shingo Mama Drama Special Ooh Will Save the World 2
Japanese Special, 2001, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
4.0
2001 Kikujiro to saki Special
Japanese Special, 2001, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
6.0
2001 Yo nimo Kimyo na Monogatari: 2001 SMAP Special
Japanese Special, 2001, 1 eps
{BLACK ROOM} (Support Role)
1
{BLACK ROOM}
Support Role
7.7
1998 Aji Ichimonme: 1998 Special
Japanese Special, 1998, 1 eps
Fujimura Yoshie (Support Role)
1
Fujimura Yoshie
Support Role
6.0
1997 Aji Ichimonme: 1997 Special
Japanese Special, 1997, 1 eps
Fujimura Yoshie (Support Role)
1
Fujimura Yoshie
Support Role
8.0
1996 Oyaji no Hige 20
Japanese Special, 1996, 1 eps
Sawada Tokiko (Support Role)
1
Sawada Tokiko
Support Role
0.0
1995 Oyaji no Hige 18
Japanese Special, 1995, 1 eps
Sawada Tokiko (Support Role)
1
Sawada Tokiko
Support Role
0.0
1995 Oyaji no Hige 19
Japanese Special, 1995, 1 eps
Sawada Tokiko (Support Role)
1
Sawada Tokiko
Support Role
0.0
1993 Oyaji no Hige 15
Japanese Special, 1993, 1 eps
Sawada Tokiko (Support Role)
1
Sawada Tokiko
Support Role
0.0
1993 Korekara Umibe no Tabibito Tachi
Japanese Special, 1993, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
8.0
1991 Kin no Senso
Japanese Special, 1991, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
0.0
1985 Chotto Aishite…
Japanese Special, 1985, 1 eps
Kashima Hideko (Main Role)
1
Kashima Hideko
Main Role
0.0
1984 Kaze ni Mukatte Maiuei
Japanese Special, 1984, 1 eps
Tomiko Hara (Support Role)
1
Tomiko Hara
Support Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2009 A-Studio+
Japanese TV Show, 2009, 810 eps
(Ep. 83, 312) (Guest)
810
(Ep. 83, 312)
Guest
10.0
2008 Shabekuri 007
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 600 eps
(Ep. 143) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 143)
Guest
8.3
1982 This Person Show
Japanese TV Show, 1982, 112 eps
(Ep. 97) (Guest)
112
(Ep. 97)
Guest
0.0
1951 Kouhaku Uta Gassen
Japanese TV Show, 1951, 73 eps
[Judge] (Ep. 63) (Guest)
73
[Judge] (Ep. 63)
Guest
7.6
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  • First Name: Keiko
  • Family Name: Uchida
  • Native name: 樹木希林
  • Also Known as: Keiko Nakatani, Nakatani Keiko, 中谷啓子, Chiho Yūki, 悠木千帆, Yūki Chiho, きき きりん
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: January 15, 1943
  • Died: September 15, 2018

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