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Kirin Kiki

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Native name  樹木 希林
Role  Actress
Occupation  Actress
Parents  Jyosui Nakatani
Years active  1961–present
Children  Yayako Uchida
Name  Kirin Kiki

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Full Name  Keiko Nakatani (中谷 啓子, Nakatani Keiko)
Born  January 15, 1943 (age 73) (1943-01-15) Tokyo, Japan
Other names  Chiho Yuki (悠木千帆, Yuki Chiho) first stage name; Keiko Uchida (内田 啓子, Uchida Keiko) current real name
Spouse  Yuya Uchida (m. 1973), Shin Kishida (m. 1964–1968)
Grandchildren  Kyara Uchida, Gento Uchida, Utah Uchida
Movies  Sweet Red Bean Paste, Still Walking, Chronicle of My Mother, Tokyo Tower: Mom and, Kakekomi
Similar People  Yuya Uchida, Yayako Uchida, Kyara Uchida, Naomi Kawase, Masahiro Motoki

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Kirin Kiki (樹木 希林, Kiki Kirin) (born 15 January 1943) is a Japanese actress known for her work in cinema and television.


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Kiki was born in the Kanda area of Tokyo as the daughter of a master of the biwa lute. 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 Chiho Yūki (悠木千帆). She eventually gained fame for performing uniquely comedic and eccentric roles on such television shows as Jikan desu yo and Terauchi Kantarō 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."

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While battling various ailments, including a detached retina in 2003 and breast cancer in 2005, Kiki has continued to act and has 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 Shin Kishida, but they divorced in 1968. She is currently married to the rock musician Yuya Uchida. Her daughter, Yayako Uchida, is an essayist and musician; notably, Uchida portrayed the younger self of Kiki's character in the film Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad. Yayako Uchida is married to the actor Masahiro Motoki, who was adopted into the Uchida family as a mukoyōshi.

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Selected filmography

  • Tora-san, His Tender Love (1970)
  • Ballad of Orin (1977)
  • Zigeunerweisen (1980)
  • Tenkōsei (1982)
  • Hometown (1983)
  • Capone Cries a Lot (1985)
  • Rainbow Kids (1991) as Kura Nakamura
  • The Triple Cross (1992)
  • Rintaro (輝け!隣太郎, Kagayake! Rintaro) (1995) – she also sang the title song (with Toshiaki Karasawa)
  • Pistol Opera (2001)
  • Returner (2002)
  • Kamikaze Girls (2004)
  • Half a Confession (2004)
  • Still Walking (2008)
  • Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2008)
  • The Borrower Arrietty (2010)
  • Ghost: In Your Arms Again (2010)
  • Villain (2010)
  • Chronicle of My Mother (2011)
  • I Wish (2011)
  • Like Father, Like Son (2013)
  • Our Little Sister (2015)
  • Sweet Bean (2015)
  • After the Storm (2016) – Yoshiko
  • Television
  • Tobu ga Gotoku (1990) – Ikushima
  • Aoi Tokugawa Sandai (2000) – Lady Kasuga
  • Honours

  • Medal with Purple Ribbon (2008)
  • Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class, Gold Rays with Rosette (2014)
  • References

    Kirin Kiki Wikipedia