Etsuko Ichihara

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Etsuko Ichihara
市原 悦子
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Born(1936-01-24)January 24, 1936
Chiba, Japan
DiedJanuary 12, 2019(2019-01-12) (aged 82)
Years active1957–2019

Etsuko Ichihara (市原 悦子, Ichihara Etsuko, 24 January 1936 – 12 January 2019) was a Japanese actress. She appeared in over one hundred films.



Ichihara was a member of the Haiyuza theater troupe from 1957 to 1971. She won an award at the Geijutsusai in 1959 and became the star of Haiyuza. She narrated the long-running anime series Manga Nihon mukashi banashi. She won the Japan Academy Prize for Black Rain . [1] Ichihara died of heart failure, twelve days before her birthday. [2] [3]



1957 Snow Country
1965 Kiri no Hata
1966 The Face of Another
1967 Samurai Rebellion
1968 The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun HildaVoice
1970 Fuji sanchō
1977 Barefoot Gen: Explosion of Tears
1981 Buriki no kunsho
1989 Black Rain Shigeko ShizumaJapan Academy Prize for Best Supporting Actress
1997 The Eel
2015 Sweet Bean
2016 Your Name Hitoha MiyamizuVoice
2017Soap BubbleSuma


1978-79 Tobe Hissatsu Uragoroshi Hissatsu series
1975–94Manga Nippon MukashibanashiNarratorAnimation series
1996 Hideyoshi Naka Taiga drama

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  1. "Ichihara Etsuko". Kotobanku (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. "Dai-13 kai Nihon Akademī-shō" (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize Association. Retrieved 7 March 2015.