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Kyōko Kishida

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Name  Kyoko Kishida
Siblings  Eriko Kishida
Role  Actress
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Died  December 17, 2006, Tokyo, Japan
Spouse  Noboru Nakaya (m. 1954–1978)
Parents  Akiko Kishida, Kunio Kishida
Movies and TV shows  Moomin, Woman in the Dunes, The Face of Another, An Autumn Afternoon, All Mixed Up
Similar People  Hiroshi Teshigahara, Shin Kishida, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Yasuzo Masumura, Kunio Kishida

Kyōko Kishida (岸田 今日子, Kishida Kyōko, April 29, 1930 – December 17, 2006) was a Japanese actress, voice actress, and writer of children's books. She is perhaps best known for her role in the 1964 film The Woman in the Dunes.


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Kishida became an actress in 1950, and starred in a Yukio Mishima production of the 1960 film Salome. Her film and television drama credits number in the hundreds. Among them are four Taiga drama series on NHK television, with roles such as Aguri (the wife of Asano Naganori and Yodo-Dono (the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi). She appeared in various roles, including acting and narrating, in various Ōoku series on television. In the series Gokenin Zankurō, she portrayed the mother of the title character (played by Ken Watanabe), and narrated a Lone Wolf and Cub television series.

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Kishida's film credits include Yasujirō Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon (1962), The Broken Commandment (based on a novel by Shimazaki Toson), Hiroshi Teshigahara's The Woman in the Dunes (1964) and The Face of Another (1966) (both from novels by Kōbō Abe), Yasuzo Masumura's Manji (1964) (based on a novel by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki), Kon Ichikawa's The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (1987) based on the classic story, Heaven and Earth (1990), and Spring Snow, the 2005 Isao Yukisada adaptation of the Mishima novel.

Kishida was the voice of Moomin in the 1960s television series. She provided narration for Vampire Princess Miyu and Princess Tutu as well as the 2005 Book of the Dead. In addition, she dubbed roles for Columbo and Miss Marple, and narrated Prophecies of Nostradamus. Kishida appeared in commercials for Nestle, TDK, and Asahi Shimbun.

Personal life

Kishida was born in Tokyo in 1930. Her father, Kunio Kishida, was a playwright. She was married to the actor Noboru Nakaya from 1954 to 1978.

Kishida died on December 17, 2006 in Tokyo from respiratory failure caused by a brain tumor.



Television animation

  • Moomin (1969), Moomin
  • Moomin (1972), Moomin
  • Honours

  • Medal with Purple Ribbon (1994)
  • References

    Kyōko Kishida Wikipedia