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Shinobu Otake

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Native name  大竹 しのぶ
Name  Shinobu Otake
Occupation  Actress
Role  Actress
Years active  1973–present
Children  IMALU, Nichika Hattori
Agent  Avex Management, Inc.

Shinobu Otake Shinobu Otake Photos 2010 Pusan International Film

Born  July 17, 1957 (age 58) (1957-07-17) Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Spouse  Sanma Akashiya (m. 1988–1992), Seiji Hattori (m. 1982–1987)
Movies and TV shows  Arrietty, Our Little Sister, Here Comes the Bride - My, The Wind Rises, Poppoya

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Shinobu Otake (大竹 しのぶ, Ōtake Shinobu, born 17 July 1957) is a Japanese actress. She has won three Japanese Academy Awards: the 2000 Best Actress award for Poppoya, and the 1979 awards for both Best Actress (The Incident) and Best Supporting Actress (Seishoku no ishibumi). She also won the award for best actress at the 12th Hochi Film Award for Eien no 1/2. At the 25th Moscow International Film Festival she won the award for Best Actress for her role in Owl. She has received a total of 12 nominations.


Shinobu Otake Shinobu Otake Pictures 2010 Pusan International Film

She was the favoured lead actress of director Kaneto Shindo after his previous lead actress, Nobuko Otowa, died in 1994, and featured in several of his films from A Last Note in 1995 to Postcard in 2011.

Otake has also acted on the stage.

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Personal life

Otake was born and grew up mostly in Tokyo. In 1982 she married Seiji Hattori, a Tokyo Broadcasting director who died in 1987. One year later, Otake married Akashiya Sanma, but got divorced in 1992. In the early 1990s Otake lived with playwright Hideki Noda.

Otake has two children, Nichika, a son by Hattori and Imaru, a daughter by Sanma. After her divorce she kept custody.


1977 Seishun no mon: Jiritsu hen a.k.a. The Gate of Youth Part 21978 The Demon1978 Jiken a.k.a. The Incident1979 Ah! Nomugi Toge a.k.a. Nomugi Pass1984 Mahjong hōrōki1986 Hakō kirameku hate a.k.a. Beyond the Shining Sea1987 Eien no 1/21992 Original Sin1996 Gonin 2 a.k.a. Five Women1998 Gakko III a.k.a. Gakko III: The New Voyage1999 Poppoya a.k.a. Railroad Man1999 Kuroi ie a.k.a. The Black House1999 Will to Live2000 Shiki-Jitsu2001 Go2003 Like Asura2003 Owl2010 My Darling is a Foreigner2011 Postcard2015 The Mourner2015 Our Little Sister2015 Galaxy Turnpike2016 Black Widow Business – Sayoko Takeuchi2016 Sanada 10 Braves – Yodo-dono2018 Nomitori Zamurai

Animated film

  • 1980 Twelve Months – Anja
  • 2010 Arrietty – Homily
  • 2013 The Wind Rises – Mrs. Kurokawa
  • 2017 Mary and the Witch's Flower – Charlotte
  • Television

  • 1983 Tokugawa Ieyasu – Odai no kata
  • 2011 – One
  • 2017 Sorry, I Love You – Reiko Hyūga
  • Commercials

    In 2012, she became a representative for NTT DoCoMo's "Raku-Raku Smartphone", a smartphone aimed at the over-55s.


  • Medal with Purple Ribbon (2011)
  • References

    Shinobu Otake Wikipedia