Japanese Actress

Nobuko Otowa

  • Oct 01, 1924 - Dec 22, 1994 (age 70)
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2001
Waga ai
MovieOct 28, 2001

Waga ai

When a woman loves is a drama and romance film directed by …
When a woman loves is a drama and romance film directed by Heinosuke Gosho.
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2000
By Player
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MovieAug 27, 2000

By Player

Film inspired by the life of Japanese actor Taiji …
Film inspired by the life of Japanese actor Taiji Tonoyama, with whom Kaneto Shindo had worked on many occasions, with the help of archive images and fragments of the most famous films of the director. The actress Nobuko Otowa adds dialogues facing the camera, as if she was talking to Tonoyama and remembering together old episodes of the interpreter, a past marked by alcoholism and a hectic sex life.
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1996
Outstanding Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
Award1996

Outstanding Performance By An Actress …

Won award for "A Last Note".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
Nomination1996

Outstanding Performance By An Actress …

Nominated for "A Last Note".
Japan Academy Prize
1995
A Last Note
MovieJun 3, 1995

A Last Note

Yoko is a famous actress who goes to a mountain chalet for a …
Yoko is a famous actress who goes to a mountain chalet for a few days rest. There, she learns a secret from her companion Toyoko.
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1994
Nobuko Otowa
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Nobuko Otowa

Nobuko Otowa passed away.
1992
The Strange Tale of Oyuki
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MovieJun 6, 1992

The Strange Tale of Oyuki

The film tells the story of …
The film tells the story of Japanese writer Kafu Nagai (1879-1959), a man about sixty with a huge reputation of seducer who falls madly in love for a young geisha named Oyuki. Meticulous and smartly dressed, Nagai patiently wrote in his diary his thoughts during many years. A melancholy reflection on the passage of time and a brilliant interpretive exercise.
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1986
Tree Without Leaves
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MovieNov 15, 1986

Tree Without Leaves

Haru, an aging scriptwriter, has isolated himself somewhere …
Haru, an aging scriptwriter, has isolated himself somewhere in the woods of Nagano to work on his first novel. As the last surviving member of his kin, he intends to chronicle the family he grew up in.
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Lost in the Wilderness
MovieJun 7, 1986

Lost in the Wilderness

Adventure-drama based on …
Adventure-drama based on the life of Naomi Uemura (Nishida), the first Japanese mountain climber to scale most of the world's highest peaks and explore the arctic and Antarctic.
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1985
Yasha
MovieAug 31, 1985

Yasha

Shuji was once a feared member of the Yakuza crime syndicate, …
Shuji was once a feared member of the Yakuza crime syndicate, but he's reformed his ways, abandoned his old life and left the city for a small coastal fishing town where he's become an honest fisherman.
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1984
Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima
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MovieDec 15, 1984

Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima

A high school girl travels to …
A high school girl travels to the island of New Caledonia and has magical adventures.
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The Horizon
MovieFeb 11, 1984

The Horizon

The Horizon released.
1983
Oshin
TV ShowApr 4, 1983

Oshin

Oshin (おしん) is a Japanese serialized morning television …
Oshin (おしん) is a Japanese serialized morning television drama, which originally aired on NHK from April 4, 1983, to March 31, 1984. The 297 15-minute episodes follow the life of Shin Tanokura (田倉しん Tanokura Shin) during the Meiji period up to the early 1980s. In the work, Shin is called Oshin, an archaic Japanese cognomen.
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1981
Edo Porn
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MovieSep 12, 1981

Edo Porn

The famous woodblock artist Hokusai (1760-1849), a …
The famous woodblock artist Hokusai (1760-1849), a widower in need of a steady income, lives with his daughter Oei in the house of his friend Bakin.
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1979
The Three Undelivered Letters
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MovieOct 6, 1979

The Three Undelivered Letters

For the study of Japanese …
For the study of Japanese culture, the Pope came to the United States youth Yamaguchi Di Tang Zeguang political home town. Karasawa home has three very beautiful daughters: the eldest ...
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The Strangling
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MovieJun 2, 1979

The Strangling

The men who surround and torment the young …
The men who surround and torment the young protagonist (demanding teacher, owner of the company that rapes his own daughter, despotic and uncompromising father) are opposed to women (victims of men) as embodiment of salvation.
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1978
Outstanding Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
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Nomination1978

Outstanding Performance By An Actress …

Nominated for "The Life of Chikuzan".
Japan Academy Prize
Kaneto Shindo
Marriage1978

Kaneto Shindo

Kaneto Shindo (新藤 兼人, Shindō Kaneto, April 22, 1912 – May …
Kaneto Shindo (新藤 兼人, Shindō Kaneto, April 22, 1912 – May 29, 2012) was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film producer, and author. He directed 48 films and wrote scripts for 238. His best known films as a director include Children of Hiroshima, The Naked Island, Onibaba, Kuroneko and A Last Note. His scripts were filmed by such directors as Kon Ichikawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Fumio Kamei and Tadashi Imai.
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1977
The Life of Chikuzan
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MovieMar 17, 1977

The Life of Chikuzan

After over 50 years of wandering up and down Japan, finally in …
After over 50 years of wandering up and down Japan, finally in the 1970s the rough-hewn blind shamisien player and folk-song collector named Chikuzan became a musical sensation. This biographical drama chronicles his wanderings and his life, with a particular focus on his humble beginnings as a peasant on a remote and arid island.
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1974
Waga michi
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MovieSep 7, 1974

Waga michi

Waga michi released.
1972
Sanka
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MovieDec 29, 1972

Sanka

The story tells of the adoration of Sasuke for his mistress, the …
The story tells of the adoration of Sasuke for his mistress, the blind Shamisen teacher Shunkin, who treats him imperiously and subjects him to cruel beatings.
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Kanawa
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MovieApr 22, 1972

Kanawa

When her husband leaves her for a younger woman, a woman …
When her husband leaves her for a younger woman, a woman plots revenge against him.
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1971
The Ceremony
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MovieJun 5, 1971

The Ceremony

Upon receiving a shocking telegram from his cousin, a …
Upon receiving a shocking telegram from his cousin, a man recounts his early life, as a member of a broad family full of dark secrets that slowly reveal themselves through the clan ceremonies.
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1970
Live Today, Die Tomorrow!
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MovieOct 31, 1970

Live Today, Die Tomorrow!

After leaving high school, …
After leaving high school, Michio Yamada (Norio Nagayama in the real life incidents) becomes involved in the shudan shushoku, a post-war Japanese government work program which involves taking almost an entire high school graduating class from the countryside to Tokyo to work for a fruit company. Some terrible things happened to his family in the past and that explains why Michio came later to have perpetrated so many killings.
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1969
Heat Wave Island
MovieOct 29, 1969

Heat Wave Island

Otowa is a former Seto Inland Sea island farmer who has …
Otowa is a former Seto Inland Sea island farmer who has moved to the mainland in order to find work, but instead ends up dead.
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Red Lion
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MovieOct 10, 1969

Red Lion

Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red …
Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt officials and businessmen.
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1968
Kuroneko
MovieFeb 24, 1968

Kuroneko

Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they …
Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai.
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1966
Lost Sex
MovieAug 27, 1966

Lost Sex

Lost Sex (本能 Honno) is a 1966 Japanese drama film written …
Lost Sex (本能 Honno) is a 1966 Japanese drama film written and directed by Kaneto Shindo.
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1965
Akuto
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MovieNov 21, 1965

Akuto

A morally-suspect and self-serving retainer rashly baits her high …
A morally-suspect and self-serving retainer rashly baits her high-ranking employer, a regional governor, with a salacious story of a former acquaintance and catastrophe ensues.
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Radishes and Carrots
MovieMay 7, 1965

Radishes and Carrots

Radishes and Carrots is a 1965 comedy drama film written by …
Radishes and Carrots is a 1965 comedy drama film written by Yoshio Shirasaka,Minoru Shibuya,Yasujirô Ozu and Kôgo Noda and directed by Minoru Shibuya.
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1964
Onibaba
MovieNov 21, 1964

Onibaba

In the Fourteenth Century, during a civil war in Japan, a middle …
In the Fourteenth Century, during a civil war in Japan, a middle-aged woman and her daughter-in-law survive in a hut in a field of reed killing warriors and soldiers to trade their possessions for food. When their neighbor Hachi defects from the war and returns home, they learn that their son and husband Kichi died while stealing supplies from farmers. Soon Hachi seduces the young widow and she sneaks out of her hut every night to have sex with him. When the older woman finds the affair of her daughter-in-law, she pleads with Hachi to leave the young woman with her since she would not be able to kill the warriors without her help. However, Hachi ignores her request and continues to meet the young woman. When a samurai wearing a demon mask stumbles upon the older woman at her hut asking her to guide him out of the field, she lures him and he falls in the pit where she drops the bodies of her victims. She climbs down the hole to take his possessions and his mask, and she finds he is a disfigured man. The she uses the demon mask to haunt her daughter-in-law to keep her away from Hachi. However, when she decides to remove the mask, she has a surprise.
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1963
Mother
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MovieNov 8, 1963

Mother

Tamiko is a divorced mother with a seriously ill son, struggling to …
Tamiko is a divorced mother with a seriously ill son, struggling to save him and give both a sense of their existence. She lives with her mother and brother, but will marry a man older than her. The dramatic shadow of Hiroshima bombs is always hovering over the fate of the characters.
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1962
Born in Sin
MovieNov 23, 1962

Born in Sin

Kawa no hotori de is a 1962 film directed by Yasuki Chiba.
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Ningen
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MovieNov 4, 1962

Ningen

The ship Kaijin Maru is left adrift after losing all means of …
The ship Kaijin Maru is left adrift after losing all means of navigation in a storm. The four people on the ship are becoming increasingly desperate as food and water run out.
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Ao beka monogatari
MovieJun 28, 1962

Ao beka monogatari

This Madding Crowd is a comedy and drama film directed by …
This Madding Crowd is a comedy and drama film directed by Yûzô Kawashima.
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1961
The Last War
MovieOct 8, 1961

The Last War

This Japanese film speculates on the events which lead the …
This Japanese film speculates on the events which lead the U.S. and the Soviet Union into a nuclear Armageddon.
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1960
The Naked Island
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MovieNov 23, 1960

The Naked Island

A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, …
A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops.
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Autumn Has Already Started
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MovieOct 1, 1960

Autumn Has Already Started

Single mum (father of child …
Single mum (father of child dead) from the country with 6th grade boy comes to Tokyo, leaves the boy to live with his uncle's family - wife, male, female teens, run a struggling greengrocer...
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1959
Nippon tanjô
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MovieNov 1, 1959

Nippon tanjô

The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century …
The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's stepbrother Waka, and conspires to have Ouso die on a dangerous mission he has contrived. But Ouso prevails in the mission and returns to his father's castle under a new name, Prince Yamato Takeru. Otomo plots to have the Prince sent into even greater danger, but Otomo is unaware that the gods have favored the Prince and the outcome is far from what any of them expected.
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Lucky Dragon No. 5
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MovieFeb 18, 1959

Lucky Dragon No. 5

The story of a Japanese fishing boat whose crew were …
The story of a Japanese fishing boat whose crew were accidental victims of fallout from the Bikini hydrogen bomb tests.
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1958
Yajikita dôchû sugoroku
MovieDec 7, 1958

Yajikita dôchû sugoroku

Yaji and Kita make a journey …
Yaji and Kita make a journey to the temple of Ise, presumably as part of a religious pilgrimage, but actually to get away from their wives for a little while. As they travel, they are constantly beset by complications involving women, mistaken identity, and misunderstood events.
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1957
Floating Vessel
MovieApr 30, 1957

Floating Vessel

Floating Vessel (源氏物語 浮舟 Ukifune) is a 1957 black-and …
Floating Vessel (源氏物語 浮舟 Ukifune) is a 1957 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa.
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1956
An Actress
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MovieNov 27, 1956

An Actress

An Actress (女優 Joyū) is a 1956 Japanese drama film written …
An Actress (女優 Joyū) is a 1956 Japanese drama film written and directed by Kaneto Shindo.
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1955
Wolf
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MovieJul 3, 1955

Wolf

Time; a few years after the surrender of Japan in the …
Time; a few years after the surrender of Japan in the Second World War. The country is in ruins, economy devastated, and the vulnerable masses deprived of work; let alone the basic amenities of life. A new order, led by voratius opportunists is in the make where the weak are easy prey to the hydraheaded mountebanks. Betrayed and exploited by their employer, a group of five trainee insurance brokers face the challenge of commuting suicide, or taking the path of felony. They choose the latter and decide to rub a money truck to ease the suffering and pain of their family members.
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1954
Dobu
MovieJul 27, 1954

Dobu

Postwar Tokyo. Pin (Jukichi Uno) and Toku (Taiji Tonoyama) …
Postwar Tokyo. Pin (Jukichi Uno) and Toku (Taiji Tonoyama) live in the squatter area of Kappanuma. Pin and Toku are avid gamblers. They take in Tsuru (Nobuko Otowa), a slightly demented woman who has run away from a geisha house.
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An Inn at Osaka
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MovieApr 20, 1954

An Inn at Osaka

An Inn at Osaka, rarely seen outside Japan, follows the …
An Inn at Osaka, rarely seen outside Japan, follows the story of an insurance company executive from Tokyo, Mr. Mito, who is demoted to the Osaka office. He takes a room at a small inn and tries to rebuild his life.
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1953
Life of a Woman
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MovieNov 23, 1953

Life of a Woman

Life of a Woman (女の一生 Onna no Issho) is a 1953 …
Life of a Woman (女の一生 Onna no Issho) is a 1953 Japanese drama film written and directed by Kaneto Shindo.
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Epitome
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MovieApr 8, 1953

Epitome

Shusei Tokuda's starkly realistic novel about a poor girl …
Shusei Tokuda's starkly realistic novel about a poor girl pressed into becoming a geisha was forcefully adapted by Kaneto Shindo (Onibaba). When Ginko (Nobuko Otowa, Shindo's wife) falls in love with one of her clients, she is handily rebuffed by the young man's wealthy family, and left to wander from geisha house to geisha house.
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1952
Children of Hiroshima
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MovieAug 6, 1952

Children of Hiroshima

Post war Hiroshima: It's been …
Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends.
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Avalanche
MovieMar 5, 1952

Avalanche

Avalanche (雪崩 Nadare) is a 1952 Japanese drama film written …
Avalanche (雪崩 Nadare) is a 1952 Japanese drama film written and directed by Kaneto Shindo.
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1951
The Tale of Genji
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MovieNov 2, 1951

The Tale of Genji

Based on the classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written …
Based on the classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor, has gained renown among the nobility of Kyoto for his charm and good looks, yet he cannot stop himself from pursuing the one object of desire he must never obtain: his father's young and beautiful bride. Following the tragic consequences of his obsession, Genji wanders from one affair to another, always seeking some sort of resolution to his life.
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Story of a Beloved Wife
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MovieSep 7, 1951

Story of a Beloved Wife

Shindo's directorial debut is …
Shindo's directorial debut is the fictionalized account of the death of his first wife. Following the breakout of the Pacific War, the Japanese film industry was forcibly downsized. Numazaki, a mediocre screenwriter, faces imminent dismissal. His wife Takako encourages him to seek work in Kyoto. Numazaki fails his aptitude test, which is to write a script for the famous but demanding director Sakaguchi (a veiled reference for Kenji Mizoguchi). Takako offers to support his husband for a year, so that he can hone his craft from scratch.
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Miss Oyu
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MovieJun 22, 1951

Miss Oyu

Shinnosuke is introduced to Shizu as a prospective wife, but he …
Shinnosuke is introduced to Shizu as a prospective wife, but he falls in love with her widowed sister Oyu. Convention forbids Oyu to marry because she has to raise her son as the head of her husband's family. Oyu convinces Shinnosuke and Shizu to marry so that she can remain close to Shinnosuke.
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1924
Nobuko Otowa
BirthOctober 1924

Nobuko Otowa

Nobuko Otowa was born.
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