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Sayuri Yoshinaga

  • Mar 13, 1945 (age 74)
  • 5' 2" (1.57 m)
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2018
Sakura Guardian in the North
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MovieMar 10, 2018

Sakura Guardian in the North

In 1945, the mother fled with …
In 1945, the mother fled with her two sons from the Russians to Hokkaido. In 1972, her son returns to Japan after finding success in the U.S.
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2015
Nagasaki: Memories of My Son
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MovieDec 12, 2015

Nagasaki: Memories of My Son

Set in post-World War II …
Set in post-World War II Japan, midwife Nobuko is resolved to move on as she stands at the grave of her son Koji who died, alongside thousands of others, when the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on the civilians in the southern city of Nagasaki. However, upon returning home she is visited by an apparition. which continues to return in order to commiserate and reminisce with the woman about the past, family, affection and war.
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2014
Cape Nostalgia
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MovieAug 29, 2014

Cape Nostalgia

A story set in a café situated along a small cape and run by an …
A story set in a café situated along a small cape and run by an elderly woman named Etsuko and aided her nephew Koji.
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2013
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination2013

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "A Chorus of Angels".
Japan Academy Prize
2012
A Chorus of Angels
MovieNov 3, 2012

A Chorus of Angels

20 years ago, an elementary school student falls on an island in …
20 years ago, an elementary school student falls on an island in the northern tip of Hokkaido. A teacher and 6 students makes contact through songs. What happened to the student who fell? The teacher returns 20 years later to meet with her former students.
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2011
Tezuka Osamu no budda: Akai sabaku yo! Utsukushiku
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MovieMay 28, 2011

Tezuka Osamu no budda: Akai sabaku y…

2005 years ago in India, a …
2005 years ago in India, a boy named Siddhartha Gautama of the kingdom Shakya is born. When Siddhartha was born there was a prophecy that the boy would become a king of all the kingdoms. At that time various kingdoms were continuously raging wars with each other. When the boy attained puberty, he associated with people from the lower class like Migaila a girl who was known as a thief. Siddhartha began to have doubts about the strict class system even though he is raised in luxury as a future king. Later, the powerful kingdom of Kosala attacks the kingdom of Shakya. Both sides fight fiercely. The commander of Kosala's army is the general's son Chapra. He is thought of as the most brave soldier in the kingdom of Kosala. Chapra was actually born into slavery but hid his background. By the general's order he came all the way up into his current position. Chapra wants to make a successful career for himself and Siddhartha abondons his family's wealth to find Tao. These two opposite persons meet in the war and changes the fate of their respective kingdoms.
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Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "About Her Brother".
Japan Academy Prize
2010
About Her Brother
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MovieJan 30, 2010

About Her Brother

Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable …
Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's ...
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2009
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination2009

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Kabei: Our Mother".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination2009

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Maboroshi no Yamataikoku".
Japan Academy Prize
2008
Maboroshi no Yamataikoku
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MovieNov 1, 2008

Maboroshi no Yamataikoku

Kohei Miyazaki, a former …
Kohei Miyazaki, a former railroad worker, has become obsessed with discovering the ancient country of Yamataikoku. His obsession sprouted from a day when he discovered ancient ceramics while repairing railroad tracks. Now completely blind, Kohei relies on his wife Kazuko to guide him through the country and read the maps in their pursuit of Yamataikoku.
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Kabei: Our Mother
MovieJan 26, 2008

Kabei: Our Mother

Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.
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Best Actress
Nomination2008

Best Actress

Nominated for "Kabei: Our Mother".
Asian Film Award
2006
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination2006

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Year One in the North".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Award2006

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Won award for "Year One in the North".
Japan Academy Prize
2005
Year One in the North
MovieJan 15, 2005

Year One in the North

In 1868, after the fall of the …
In 1868, after the fall of the Shogun-dominated Japan, the new government orders people from Awaji, near Kobe, to re-locate to the northern part of Hokkaido. These people once supported the now displaced Samurais of the older days. After two years, over 500 of them settled in their new land under the leadership of Hideaki, husband of Shino. However, as crops fail he is to go to Sapporo to learn new techniques of farming, leaving his wife and daughter for 5 years. All this time, the new community is constantly watched by the government which choose to again uproot them from their new homes.
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2002
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination2002

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Sennen no Koi Story of Genji".
Japan Academy Prize
2001
Sennen no Koi Story of Genji
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MovieDec 15, 2001

Sennen no Koi Story of Genji

Based on the ancient …
Based on the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji. This film is set in 900AD and tells the story of a famous female writer of the time, Murasaki Shikibu. Her story begins from the death of her husband, a Japanese noble, then moves on to her recruitment to train the Prince's young 'wives in waiting'. It is dotted throughout and actually composed mainly of one of the fictional stories she wrote, the tale of Genji. Genji is a rich playboy who falls in love and has a son to his stepmother. He falls in love often and has many wives whom are all completely subservient to him. Genji is played by a woman actress from the all-female Takarazuka theatre. The two interrelating stories are also interrupted occasionally by fantasimical musical clips from a past Japanese teen-idol, Seiko Matsuda.
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Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Award2001

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Won award for "It Is a Long Walk".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination2001

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "It Is a Long Walk".
Japan Academy Prize
2000
It Is a Long Walk
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MovieSep 15, 2000

It Is a Long Walk

Though she was sold to a geisha house at a young age, …
Though she was sold to a geisha house at a young age, Aihara (Yoshinaga) has since become a master samisen player and woman of great elegance. Though not especially rich, she doles out money to street kids, in particular, a pretty young flower vendor named Oyuki, who becomes Aihara's godchild of sorts. Yet when a geisha (Reiko Takashima) from a rival red-light district insults Aihara and her brethren, she fights back. Soon an all-out geisha war looms. Dapper businessman and amateur scholar Tojiro Koga (Tetsuya Watari) appears on the scene and defuses tempers -- suggesting that difference be settled through a competition of artistic abilities. Smitten with her talent and mature beauty, Koga invites Aihara to record Nagasaki folk songs before they disappear forever.
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1999
Nomination1999

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Diary of Early Winter Shower".
Japan Academy Prize
1995
Nomination1995

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Turning Point".
Japan Academy Prize
1994
Nomination1994

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Yearning".
Japan Academy Prize
1993
Yearning
MovieMay 29, 1993

Yearning

Yearning (Japanese: Yume no onna) is a 1993 Japanese …
Yearning (Japanese: Yume no onna) is a 1993 Japanese drama film directed by Bandō Tamasaburō V. It was entered into the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.
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Nomination1993

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Tengoku no Taizai".
Japan Academy Prize
1992
Tengoku no Taizai
MovieOct 3, 1992

Tengoku no Taizai

Tengoku no Taizai released.
1989
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination1989

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Tsuru".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Award1989

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Won award for "Tsuru".
Japan Academy Prize
1988
A Chaos of Flowers
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MovieOct 1, 1988

A Chaos of Flowers

Poet Akiko Yosano is a poor woman with many children, …
Poet Akiko Yosano is a poor woman with many children, she composes while doing the housework. Her passion flows towards Takeo Arishima, a noted novelist.
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Tsuru
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MovieMay 21, 1988

Tsuru

Tsuru released.
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination1988

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Actress".
Japan Academy Prize
1987
Actress
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MovieJan 17, 1987

Actress

The life of Kinuyo Tanaka, who has played in many Kenji …
The life of Kinuyo Tanaka, who has played in many Kenji Mizoguchi's films.
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1986
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination1986

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Yumechiyo nikki".
Japan Academy Prize
1985
Yumechiyo nikki
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MovieJun 8, 1985

Yumechiyo nikki

The beautiful Yumechiyo returns home with the crushing news …
The beautiful Yumechiyo returns home with the crushing news that her atom-bomb-induced illness is leukemia. With less than 6 months to live she falls in love with a young man.
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Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination1985

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Ohan".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Award1985

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Won award for "Ohan".
Japan Academy Prize
1984
Ohan
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MovieOct 6, 1984

Ohan

Ohan (おはん) is a 29/09/1984 Japanese film directed by …
Ohan (おはん) is a 29/09/1984 Japanese film directed by Kon Ichikawa. It is based upon the novel of the same name by Chiyo Uno.
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Station to Heaven
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MovieJun 9, 1984

Station to Heaven

Station to Heaven released.
1983
The Makioka Sisters
MovieMay 21, 1983

The Makioka Sisters

The orphaned Makioka sisters look for a husband for their third …
The orphaned Makioka sisters look for a husband for their third sister, Yukiko, as the rebellious youngest sister, Taeko, is kept waiting her turn.
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1982
Kaikyô
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MovieOct 16, 1982

Kaikyô

Kaikyô is a 1982 drama film written by Toshirô Ide and Shirô …
Kaikyô is a 1982 drama film written by Toshirô Ide and Shirô Moritani and directed by Shirô Moritani.
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1981
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
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Nomination1981

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Dôran".
Japan Academy Prize
1980
Dôran
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MovieJan 15, 1980

Dôran

Dôran released.
1979
My Son! My Son!
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MovieSep 15, 1979

My Son! My Son!

Parents campaign to change the law for families who have …
Parents campaign to change the law for families who have suffered from violent crime, after their son is murdered.
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Taro the Dragon Boy
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MovieMar 17, 1979

Taro the Dragon Boy

A young boy has to make a voyage to a distant lake to save his …
A young boy has to make a voyage to a distant lake to save his mother, who has been turned into a dragon.
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1978
Kôtei no inai hachigatsu
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MovieSep 23, 1978

Kôtei no inai hachigatsu

A group of ultra-right military …
A group of ultra-right military prepares a coup d'etat, code-named August Without the Emperor, with the goal of establishing a military dictatorship.
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1975
The Gate of Youth
MovieFeb 15, 1975

The Gate of Youth

Mainly the story of Shinsuke and his stepmother, ranging from …
Mainly the story of Shinsuke and his stepmother, ranging from Shinsuke's infanthood to his mid-teens. Coal workers and the mines dominate nearly every aspect of the life of the characters. Shinsuke's father dies while bravely using dynamite to rescue a group of trapped Korean miners. Several older men attempt to help he and his mother cope, including a kind Korean and a Harley-riding yakuza.
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Taro Okada
Marriage1975

Taro Okada

Married Taro Okada.
1974
Tora-san's Lovesick
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MovieAug 3, 1974

Tora-san's Lovesick

Tora-san's Lovesick (男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋やつれ Otoko wa …
Tora-san's Lovesick (男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋やつれ Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Koiyatsure) a.k.a. Tora-san's Lovesickness is a 1974 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Sayuri Yoshinaga as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Lovesick is the thirteenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.
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1973
Senso to ningen III: Kanketsuhen
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MovieAug 11, 1973

Senso to ningen III: Kanketsuhen

Senso to ningen III: Kanketsuhen released.
1971
Senso to ningen II: Ai to kanashimino sanga
MovieJun 12, 1971

Senso to ningen II: Ai to kanashimino sa…

Men and War, Part Two is a …
Men and War, Part Two is a war film directed by Satsuo Yamamoto.
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1970
Bakumatsu
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MovieFeb 14, 1970

Bakumatsu

The story of Ryoma Sakamoto, considered to be the …
The story of Ryoma Sakamoto, considered to be the architect behind the downfall of the Tokugawa shogunate. He was considered an outlaw by his own clan, hunted by his government, and was despised by supporters of the Shogun as well as the Loyalists for desiring the opening of Japan to the West in order to learn its technology, in the hopes of one day defeating the West with a modern army and navy.
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1969
Hana hiraku musume tachi
MovieJan 11, 1969

Hana hiraku musume tachi

Hana hiraku musume tachi released.
1967
Kimi wa koibito
MovieNov 3, 1967

Kimi wa koibito

Kimi wa koibito released.
Shayô no omokage
MovieSep 23, 1967

Shayô no omokage

The Last Lady is a film directed by Kôsei Saitô.
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Koi no highway
MovieMar 11, 1967

Koi no highway

Koi no highway released.
1965
Ashita wa sakô hana sakô
MovieAug 14, 1965

Ashita wa sakô hana sakô

Ashita wa sakô hana sakô released.
Miseinen - Zoku cupola no aru machi
MovieApr 29, 1965

Miseinen - Zoku cupola no aru machi

Miseinen - Zoku Cupola no …
Miseinen - Zoku Cupola no Aru Machi is a drama film directed by Takashi Nomura.
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1964
Shiosai
MovieApr 29, 1964

Shiosai

Lonely youth Shinji meets Hatsue, a pretty pearl diver, on the …
Lonely youth Shinji meets Hatsue, a pretty pearl diver, on the beach and the two fall in love. But Shinji has a rival for Hatsue's affections, Yasuo. Yasuo spreads unpleasant gossip about his rival, and Hatsue's father forbids her to see Shinji. But when the boy saves the passengers on a boat owned by Hatsue's father, his luck in love begins to change.
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Kon'nichiwa 20 sai
MovieJan 25, 1964

Kon'nichiwa 20 sai

Kon'nichiwa 20 sai released.
1963
Wakai Tokyo no yane no shita
MovieJul 14, 1963

Wakai Tokyo no yane no shita

Wakai Tokyo no yane no shita released.
Izu no odoriko
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MovieJun 2, 1963

Izu no odoriko

Adapted from a famous short story in Japan, The Izu Dancer is …
Adapted from a famous short story in Japan, The Izu Dancer is the story of a male teenager on vacation in the Izu peninsula who encounters a thirteen-year-old girl who is part of a travelling troupe of performers. The boy and the girl are attracted to one another and make certain they spend time together given the short few days they have.
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Ame no naka ni kiete
MovieMar 17, 1963

Ame no naka ni kiete

Ame no naka ni kiete released.
Aoi sanmyaku
MovieJan 3, 1963

Aoi sanmyaku

Aoi sanmyaku released.
1962
Hitoribotchi no futari daga
MovieNov 3, 1962

Hitoribotchi no futari daga

Hitoribotchi no futari daga released.
Akai tsubomi to shiroi hana
MovieJun 10, 1962

Akai tsubomi to shiroi hana

Akai tsubomi to shiroi hana released.
Foundry Town
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MovieApr 8, 1962

Foundry Town

Set in Kawaguchi, just north of Tokyo in the early 60s, this …
Set in Kawaguchi, just north of Tokyo in the early 60s, this simple story chronicles the lives of poor foundry workers and their families, and one girl's dreams of self-improvement through ...
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1961
Kuroi kizu ato no burûsu
MovieDec 10, 1961

Kuroi kizu ato no burûsu

Kuroi kizu ato no burûsu released.
Rokudenashi kagyo
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MovieMay 13, 1961

Rokudenashi kagyo

Rokudenashi kagyo released.
1960
Garasu no naka no shôjo
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MovieNov 9, 1960

Garasu no naka no shôjo

Garasu no naka no shôjo is a …
Garasu no naka no shôjo is a drama film directed by Mitsuo Wakasugi.
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Everything Goes Wrong
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MovieOct 8, 1960

Everything Goes Wrong

The young rebel Juro has to …
The young rebel Juro has to deal with an environment of crime and prostitution, and the impact of its choices on personal relationships: one with his mother, with the lover of the latter and with a girl in love with him.
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Muteki ga ore o yondeiru
MovieJul 9, 1960

Muteki ga ore o yondeiru

Muteki ga ore o yondeiru released.
1945
Sayuri Yoshinaga
BirthMarch 1945

Sayuri Yoshinaga

Sayuri Yoshinaga was born.
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