Kagawa Kyoko

Kyoko Kagawa

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  • First Name: Kyoko
  • Family Name: Kagawa
  • Native name: 香川 京子
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: December 5, 1931
  • Age: 87

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Kyoko Kagawa

Kagawa Kyoko

  • Name: Kagawa Kyoko
  • Native name: 香川 京子
  • Given name: Ikebe Kyoko
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: December 5, 1931
  • Age: 87
Kagawa was born in Tokyo in 1931. She originally wanted to become a ballerina. She was discovered by a film studio after winning a beauty contest and began a career in acting. Her first major film role was in a movie Mado Kara Tobidase (Jump Out of the Window).

She became a household name for her role in Tokyo Story in 1953. She also appeared in the famous film Sansho the Bailiff. Akira Kurosawa made her one of his regular performers. She played the love interest of Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa's favorite leading man, several times. Kurosawa used her in The Bad Sleep Well, High and Low and Red Beard.[3]

In 1965, Kagawa married and followed her husband to New York City. From this point, she began to act more in television than on the big screen. She later returned to the cinema, with films like Madadayo and Ballad.

In late 2011, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, honored her long career and her contribution to Japanese cinema with an exhibition titled 'Kyoko Kagawa, Film Actress.'

Source: Wikipedia
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2014 Silent Poor
Japanese Drama, 2014, 9 eps
Fusae Eda (Support Role)
9
Fusae Eda
Support Role
7.1
2006 Imo Tako Nankin
Japanese Drama, 2006, 151 eps
Hanaoka Kazuyo [mother] (Main Role)
151
Hanaoka Kazuyo [mother]
Main Role
0.0
2003 Churasan 2
Japanese Drama, 2003, 6 eps
Machiko Konno (Support Role)
6
Machiko Konno
Support Role
7.5
1996 Futarikko
Japanese Drama, 1996, 150 eps
Risako Arisawa (Support Role)
150
Risako Arisawa
Support Role
7.6
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2018 Omotenashi: The Ceremony
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Teacher Shimizu (Support Role)
Teacher Shimizu
Support Role
6.6
2017 Tenshi no Iru Toshokan
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Ashitaka Reiko (Main Role)
Ashitaka Reiko
Main Role
7.4
2009 Ballad
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Kitsuno (Support Role)
Kitsuno
Support Role
7.2
2008 Tokyo Rendezvous
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Fujiko Natsumi (Support Role)
Fujiko Natsumi
Support Role
6.3
2006 Red Whale, White Snake
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Amami Yasue (Main Role)
Amami Yasue
Main Role
0.0
2005 Bluestockings
Japanese Movie, 2005,
[Yuichiro's mother] (Support Role)
[Yuichiro's mother]
Support Role
7.2
2002 Letter from the Mountain
Japanese Movie, 2002,
Tanabe's wife (Support Role)
Tanabe's wife
Support Role
8.4
1999 After Life
Japanese Movie, 1999,
Watanabe Kyoko (Support Role)
Watanabe Kyoko
Support Role
8.0
1996 Shall We Dance?
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Keiko Kishikawa (Support Role)
Keiko Kishikawa
Support Role
7.8
1993 Madadayo
Japanese Movie, 1993,
Professor's Wife (Support Role)
Professor's Wife
Support Role
8.0
1979 Tora-san 24: Dream of Spring
Japanese Movie, 1979,
Takai Keiko (Support Role)
Takai Keiko
Support Role
8.0
1967 Daredevil in the Castle
Japanese Movie, 1967,
Ai (Main Role)
Ai
Main Role
8.0
1965 Red Beard
Japanese Movie, 1965,
"The Mantis" or "Madwoman" (Support Role)
"The Mantis" or "Madwoman"
Support Role
8.6
1963 High and Low
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Reiko Gondo (Support Role)
Reiko Gondo
Support Role
8.8
1960 The Bad Sleep Well
Japanese Movie, 1960,
Yoshiko Nishi (Main Role)
Yoshiko Nishi
Main Role
8.2
1959 The Three Treasures
Japanese Movie, 1959,
Princess Miyazu (Support Role)
Princess Miyazu
Support Role
8.3
1957 The Lower Depths
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Okayo (Osugi's sister) (Support Role)
Okayo (Osugi's sister)
Support Role
7.6
1956 Rainy Night Duel
Japanese Movie, 1956,
Shizue Amaji (Support Role)
Shizue Amaji
Support Role
0.0
1954 The Crucified Lovers
Japanese Movie, 1954,
Osan (Main Role)
Osan
Main Role
6.9
1954 Sansho the Bailiff
Japanese Movie, 1954,
Anju (Main Role)
Anju
Main Role
8.1
1953 Tokyo Story
Japanese Movie, 1953,
Kyoko Hirayama (Support Role)
Kyoko Hirayama
Support Role
8.4
1952 Mother
Japanese Movie, 1952,
Toshiko Fukuhara (Main Role)
Toshiko Fukuhara
Main Role
7.8
1951 Who Knows a Woman's Heart
Japanese Movie, 1951,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1951 Ginza Cosmetics
Japanese Movie, 1951,
Kyoko (Support Role)
Kyoko
Support Role
7.5
1950 Jump out of the Window
Japanese Movie, 1950,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2002 To a Brighter Place
Japanese Special, 2002, 1 eps
Kaneko Ume (Support Role)
1
Kaneko Ume
Support Role
0.0
1981 Kyukei no Koya
Japanese Special, 1981, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
0.0
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