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Occupation  Actress
Years active  1947–present

Name  Kaoru Yachigusa
Role  Actress
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Born  January 6, 1931 (age 84) (1931-01-06) Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Spouse  Senkichi Taniguchi (m. 1957–2007)
Nominations  Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Movies and TV shows  Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto, Antique, The Best Divorce, Hachiko Monogatari, Dear Doctor
Similar People  Senkichi Taniguchi, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tatsuya Nakadai, Hiroshi Inagaki, Joe Odagiri

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Kaoru Yachigusa (八千草 薫, Yachigusa Kaoru, born January 6, 1931) is a Japanese actress from Osaka Prefecture. From 1947 to 1957 she was a member of the Takarazuka Revue. Since leaving the Revue, she has been active in film, television, and narration.

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She famously quit part way through the filming of the television series Akai Giwaku outraged at being forced to work at times dictated by idol Momoe Yamaguchi's schedule.

Her husband, director Senkichi Taniguchi, died on October 29, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. The couple had been married since 1957.

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Awards

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  • Medal with Purple Ribbon (1997)
  • Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class, Gold Rays with Rosette (2003)
  • Mainichi Film Awards: Tanaka Kinuyo Prize (2004)
  • Japanese Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for her role in Ashura no Gotoku (2004)
  • Film

    (incomplete)

  • Madame Butterfly as Cio Cio San (1954)
  • Samurai Trilogy as Otsu (1954–1956)
  • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
  • Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
  • Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
  • Rangiku monogatari (乱菊物語) (1956)
  • Nuregami kenpo (1958)
  • The Human Vapor (Toho, 1960)
  • With Beauty and Sorrow (1965)
  • Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajirō no Yumemakura as the "Madonna" (1972)
  • Pastoral: To Die in the Country (1974)
  • Hachiko Monogatari (1987)
  • Calling You (2007)
  • Dear Doctor (2009)
  • The Great Passage (2013)
  • Giovanni's Island (2014)
  • Television

    (incomplete)

  • Zenigata Heiji (Fuji Television, 1966), Oshizu
  • Akai Giwaku (episodes 1-6)
  • Ashura no Gotoku (NHK, 1979)
  • The Tale of Genji (TBS, 1980), both Kiritsubo and Fujitsubo
  • Dokuganryū Masamune (Taiga drama, NHK, 1987), Nene
  • Yanchakure (morning drama, NHK, 1998)
  • Tokyo Story (Fuji Television, 2002)
  • Kidnap Tour (NHK, 2016)
  • Itsuka Kono Koi o Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau (Fuji Television, 2016), Shizue Sendō
  • Yasuragi no Sato (TV Asahi, 2017), Setsuko
  • Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku (WOWOW, 2017)
  • Anime

  • Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple as Miss Marple (NHK 2004)
  • References

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