Sayuri Yoshinaga

Yoshinaga Sayuri

  • Name: Yoshinaga Sayuri
  • Native name: 吉永小百合
  • Given name: Yoshinaga Sayuri
  • Also Known as: よしなが さゆり, Sayuri Yoshinaga
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: March 13, 1945
  • Age: 79
Sayuri Yoshinaga (吉永 小百合 Yoshinaga Sayuri, born 13 March 1945) is a Japanese actress. She has won four Japan Academy Best Actress awards, more than any other actress, and has been called "one of the foremost stars in the postwar world of film."

Her first media appearance was in the radio drama "Akado Suzunosuke" in 1957, and she has been one of the most popular actresses in Japan since the 1960s, with fans called "Sayurist" (Sayurisuto) - for example, Akiyuki Nosaka and Tamori.

She made a contract with the movie corporation Nikkatsu and played the lead role in many of its films. In 1962, Yoshinaga played a junior-high school girl in her most famous film, "Foundry Town", and got the Japan Record Award for "Itsudemo Yume wo" (Always Keep the Dream) with the male singer Yukio Hashi. In the 1970s and 1980s, Yoshinaga appeared in films made by other companies, as well as in TV drama serials, commercials, and talk shows. After this period, she returned to films and she has featured in commercials for some big companies such as Sharp Aquos, Nissey and Kagome. She has been awarded the Japan Academy Prize four times. Yoshinaga has appeared in over 110 films, mostly in the lead or supporting role.
Yoshinaga starred in Kon Ichikawa's Ohan and The Makioka Sisters. She also starred in Yoji Yamada's Kabei: Our Mother and About Her Brother.

Yoshinaga graduated from Waseda University, the Schools of Letters, Arts and Sciences II in 1969. Under a tight schedule, she took the runners-up value in the school among the graduates in that year. In 1975, she married Taro Okada, a TV director worked in Fuji Television, keeping her maiden name "Yoshinaga" as her stage name. She has no children. From the 1980s, after playing Yumechiyo in TV drama, a hibakusha geisha by Atomic bombings of Hiroshima, she has worked for the anti-nuclear movement. Her most well-known action is reading the poems about atomic bombs over 20 years, and she worked without guarantees for voice guidance in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. She is also famous for supporting a Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) club, Seibu Lions. Yoshiaki Tsutsumi, the former owner of this team is a fan of Yoshinaga, and she bought a pension from Tsutsumi's Seibu Railway group.

Awards:

1962: Japan Record Award
1984: 9th Hochi Film Award - Best Actress for Ohan and Station to Heaven[7]
1985: Japan Academy Prize - Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
1989: Japan Academy Prize - Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
1997: Japan Record Award for Concept
2001: Japan Academy Prize - Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
2006: Japan Academy Prize - Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
2006: Medals of Honour with Perple Ribbon

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1979 Ayu no Uta
Japanese Drama, 1979, 158 eps
Mother (Main Role)
158
Mother
Main Role
10.0
1976 Kaze to Kumo to Niji to
Japanese Drama, 1976, 52 eps
(Support Role)
52
Support Role
8.5
1971 Nyonin Heike
Japanese Drama, 1971, 20 eps
(Main Role)
20
Main Role
0.0
1971 Shirayukihime to Nana Nin no Akutotachi
Japanese Drama, 1971, 20 eps
Nikaido Yuriko (Main Role)
20
Nikaido Yuriko
Main Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2023 Mom, Is That You?!
Japanese Movie, 2023,
Kanzaki Fukue (Main Role)
Kanzaki Fukue
Main Role
7.9
2021 A Morning of Farewell
Japanese Movie, 2021,
Shiraishi Sawako (Main Role)
Shiraishi Sawako
Main Role
7.3
2019 Way to Find the Best Life
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Kitahara Yukie (Main Role)
Main Role
7.9
2018 North's Sakuramori
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Ezure Tetsu (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2015 Nagasaki: Memories of My Son
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Nobuko Fukuhara (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
2014 Cape Nostalgia
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Kashiwagi Etsuko (Main Role)
Kashiwagi Etsuko
Main Role
7.1
2012 A Chorus of Angels
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Haru Kawashima (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2010 About Her Brother
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Takano Ginko (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
2009 SOUL RED Yusaku Matsuda
Japanese Movie, 2009,
[Voicover] (Support Role)
[Voicover]
Support Role
7.0
2008 Where The Legend Lives
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Miyazaki Kazuko (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2008 Kabei: Our Mother
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Kayo Nogami (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2005 Year One In The North
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Shino Komatsubara (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2001 Genji: A Thousand Year Love
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Murasaki Shikibu (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2000 Nagasaki burabura bushi
Japanese Movie, 2000,
Aihachi (Sada Matsuo) (Main Role)
Aihachi (Sada Matsuo)
Main Role
5.0
1998 Diary of Early Winter Shower
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Horikawa Tori (Main Role)
Horikawa Tori
Main Role
0.0
1996 Lost in Time
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Sawada Yae (Main Role)
Sawada Yae
Main Role
0.0
1994 Onna Zakari
Japanese Movie, 1994,
Minami Yumiko (Main Role)
Minami Yumiko
Main Role
6.8
1992 Heavenly Sin
Japanese Movie, 1992,
Kinuhata Ryoko (Main Role)
Kinuhata Ryoko
Main Role
6.0
1988 Hana no Ran
Japanese Movie, 1988,
Yosano Akiko (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
1987 Actress
Japanese Movie, 1987,
Kinuyo Tanaka (Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1986 The Ballad of the Sea of Genkai
Japanese Movie, 1986,
Yamaoka Yuki (Main Role)
Yamaoka Yuki
Main Role
5.0
1985 Yumechiyo's Diary
Japanese Movie, 1985,
(Main Role)
Main Role
9.0
1984 Ohan
Japanese Movie, 1984,
Ohan [Kokichi's wife] (Main Role)
Ohan [Kokichi's wife]
Main Role
8.0
1984 Station to Heaven
Japanese Movie, 1984,
Hayashiba Kayo (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1983 The Makioka Sisters
Japanese Movie, 1983,
Yukiko Makioka (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
1982 The Longest Tunnel
Japanese Movie, 1982,
Makimura Tae (Main Role)
Makimura Tae
Main Role
5.0
1980 Doran
Japanese Movie, 1980,
Kaoru Mizoguchi (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
1979 Shodo Satsujin: Musuko yo
Japanese Movie, 1979,
Shibata (Support Role)
Shibata
Support Role
7.0
1978 August without Emperor
Japanese Movie, 1978,
Fujisaki Kioko (Main Role)
Fujisaki Kioko
Main Role
7.3
1974 Tora-san 13: Lovesick
Japanese Movie, 1974,
Utako (Support Role)
Utako
Support Role
7.6
1973 Men and War III
Japanese Movie, 1973,
Godai Yoriko (Main Role)
Godai Yoriko
Main Role
7.0
1972 Tora-san 9: Dear Old Home
Japanese Movie, 1972,
Utako (Support Role)
Utako
Support Role
7.5
1971 Men and War II
Japanese Movie, 1971,
Godai Yoriko (Main Role)
Godai Yoriko
Main Role
6.0
1970 Seishun Daizenshu
Japanese Movie, 1970,
Nemoto Ritsuko (Main Role)
Nemoto Ritsuko
Main Role
2.0
1970 Journey of Love
Japanese Movie, 1970,
(Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
1968 Monument To The Girl's Corps
Japanese Movie, 1968,
Yonamine Kazuko (Main Role)
Main Role
10.0
1968 The Final Winner?
Japanese Movie, 1968,
Sawamura Keiko (Main Role)
Sawamura Keiko
Main Role
0.0
1968 The Sweet Interns
Japanese Movie, 1968,
Royama Misao (Main Role)
Royama Misao
Main Role
0.0
1967 The Highway of Love
Japanese Movie, 1967,
Kaji Wakaba (Main Role)
Kaji Wakaba
Main Role
0.0
1967 My Sweetheart
Japanese Movie, 1967,
Yoshinaga Yuri (Support Role)
Yoshinaga Yuri
Support Role
0.0
1967 The Last Lady
Japanese Movie, 1967,
Kida Machiko (Main Role)
Kida Machiko
Main Role
6.0
1967 Hippie Love
Japanese Movie, 1967,
Kisho Kaori (Main Role)
Kisho Kaori
Main Role
0.0
1967 The Black Sheep
Japanese Movie, 1967,
(Unknown)
Unknown
2.0
1966 The Heart of Hiroshima
Japanese Movie, 1966,
Matsui Kazue (Main Role)
Matsui Kazue
Main Role
0.0
1966 Where There is a Will
Japanese Movie, 1966,
Shiraishi Katsura (Main Role)
Shiraishi Katsura
Main Role
6.0
1966 A Windmill, Tulips and Love
Japanese Movie, 1966,
Miura Mariko (Main Role)
Miura Mariko
Main Role
6.0
1966 Winged Romance
Japanese Movie, 1966,
Takimura Yuriko (Main Role)
Takimura Yuriko
Main Role
6.0
1965 Yottsu no Koi no Monogatari
Japanese Movie, 1965,
Misawa Miyako (Main Role)
Misawa Miyako
Main Role
8.0
1965 Ashita wa Sakou Hanasaki ko
Japanese Movie, 1965,
Yoshinaga Sayuri (Main Role)
Yoshinaga Sayuri
Main Role
0.0
1965 The Frivolous Age
Japanese Movie, 1965,
Nanbara Sakurako (Main Role)
Nanbara Sakurako
Main Role
3.0
1965 Song of Farewell
Japanese Movie, 1965,
Nomura Yuriko (Main Role)
Nomura Yuriko
Main Role
0.0
1964 Little Women
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Takamura Shizuka (Main Role)
Takamura Shizuka
Main Role
4.0
1964 Gazing at Love and Death
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Kojima Michiko (Main Role)
Kojima Michiko
Main Role
7.0
1964 Homecoming
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Moriya Tomoko (Main Role)
Moriya Tomoko
Main Role
0.0
1964 The Sound of Waves
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Miyata Hatsue (Main Role)
Miyata Hatsue
Main Role
5.0
1964 Konnichiwa Akachan
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Udagawa Keiko (Main Role)
Main Role
4.0
1963 Bright Sea
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Ishida Mieko (Main Role)
Ishida Mieko
Main Role
6.0
1963 Utsukushii Koyomi
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Yajima Sadako (Main Role)
Yajima Sadako
Main Role
8.0
1963 The Dancing Girl of Izu
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Kaoru (Main Role)
Kaoru
Main Role
0.0
1963 Ore no Senaka ni Hi ga Ataru
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Asako (Main Role)
Asako
Main Role
4.0
1963 It Disappeared in the Rain
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Kawaji Ayako (Main Role)
Kawaji Ayako
Main Role
0.0
1963 Trampled Innocence
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Kabashima Mami (Main Role)
Kabashima Mami
Main Role
6.5
1963 Itsudemo yume o
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Mihara Hikaru (Main Role)
Mihara Hikaru
Main Role
2.0
1963 Beyond the Green Hills
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Terazawa Shinko (Main Role)
Terazawa Shinko
Main Role
0.0
1962 Hitori Botchi no Futaridaga
Japanese Movie, 1962,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1962 Wakai Hito
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Enami Keiko (Main Role)
Enami Keiko
Main Role
8.0
1962 Asu no Hanayome
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Shiozaki Yuriko (Main Role)
Shiozaki Yuriko
Main Role
0.0
1962 Kiri no Yoru no Otoko
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Fukasawa Miki (Support Role)
Fukasawa Miki
Support Role
6.0
1962 Gekiryu ni Ikiru Otoko
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Sakae (Support Role)
Sakae
Support Role
0.0
1962 Cupola, Where the Furnaces Glow
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Ishiguro Jun (Main Role)
Ishiguro Jun
Main Role
7.9
1961 That Guy And I
Japanese Movie, 1961,
Asada Yumiko (Support Role)
Asada Yumiko
Support Role
8.0
1961 Lost of the Sun
Japanese Movie, 1961,
(Unknown)
Unknown
6.0
1961 I Refuse to Die
Japanese Movie, 1961,
Yumiko [Sister-in-law] (Support Role)
Yumiko [Sister-in-law]
Support Role
0.0
1961 Whistling in the Darkness
Japanese Movie, 1961,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1961 Quick Draw Joe
Japanese Movie, 1961,
Mayama Misa (Support Role)
Mayama Misa
Support Role
9.0
1961 Tiger of the Sea
Japanese Movie, 1961,
Hamada Sumiko (Support Role)
Hamada Sumiko
Support Role
4.0
1961 Flower, Daughter, and White Road
Japanese Movie, 1961,
Miyako (Main Role)
Miyako
Main Role
7.0
1961 Tenshi ga ore o oi Kakeru
Japanese Movie, 1961,
Kumi (Main Role)
Kumi
Main Role
0.0
1960 Everything Goes Wrong
Japanese Movie, 1960,
Noriko (Support Role)
Noriko
Support Role
7.0
1960 The Man with a Sinister Laugh
Japanese Movie, 1960,
Dan Noriko (Support Role)
Dan Noriko
Support Role
0.0
1960 The Gun Like Lightning
Japanese Movie, 1960,
Setsuko (Support Role)
Setsuko
Support Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 Ninosan Special: Ninosan to Asobo 2
Japanese TV Show, 2023, 1 eps
(Guest)
1
Guest
0.0
2015 Nichiyobi no Hatsumimi Gaku
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
0.0
2013 Ninosan
Japanese TV Show, 2013, 550 eps
(Ep. 482) (Guest)
550
(Ep. 482)
Guest
8.4
2011 The World Unknown to Matsuko
Japanese TV Show, 2011, 500 eps
(Ep. 220) (Guest)
500
(Ep. 220)
Guest
0.0
2010 Arashi ni Shiyagare
Japanese TV Show, 2010, 460 eps
(Ep. 251, 460) (Guest)
460
(Ep. 251, 460)
Guest
8.5
2009 A-Studio+
Japanese TV Show, 2009, 810 eps
(Ep. 42, 282, 619) (Guest)
810
(Ep. 42, 282, 619)
Guest
10.0
1982 This Person Show
Japanese TV Show, 1982, 112 eps
(Ep. 17) (Guest)
112
(Ep. 17)
Guest
0.0
1951 Kouhaku Uta Gassen
Japanese TV Show, 1951, 73 eps
(Ep. 13-17) | [Judge] (Ep. 26, 48) (Guest)
73
(Ep. 13-17) | [Judge] (Ep. 26, 48)
Guest
7.8
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Yoshinaga Sayuri

Sayuri Yoshinaga
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  • First Name: Sayuri
  • Family Name: Yoshinaga
  • Native name: 吉永小百合
  • Also Known as: よしなが さゆり, Sayuri Yoshinaga
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: March 13, 1945
  • Age: 79

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