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Amatsu Otome


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Name: Amatsu Otome
Kanji: 天津 乙女
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star

Nickname: Eiko-san
Real Name: 鳥居栄子 (Torii Eiko)
Height: 150cm (in 1978)
Birthday: 9 october 1905
Blood Type:
Hometown: Tokyo
Favorite Food: Anything that's delicious (1976 Otome)
Favorite Flower: white chrysanthemum (1951 Otome)
Favorite Colors: faded crimson (1951 Otome)
Hobbies:
Collections:
Special Talent: Traditional Japanese dance
Origin of Stage Name: It was derived from the poem Amatsukaze in the Hyakunin Isshu and given to her by Kobayashi Ichizou.
Favorite Role: Heron from "Four Fantasias", Saitoshi from "Touge no Manzai" (1976 Otome)
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Debut: 1918 (7th & 8th Class) Uma No Ousama
Troupe History:
YEAR - 1980 Japanese Dance Senka
YEAR - YEAR Senka
YEAR - YEAR Japanese Dance Senka
YEAR - YEAR Star Troupe
YEAR - YEAR Japanese Dance Senka
1921 - YEAR Moon Troupe
1918 - 1921 No Troupes

Brief Stage History

1979: danced "Kagamijishi" at the 21st Annual Takarazuka Traditional Japanese Dance Show (Buyoukai)
1978-79: Hokashu / C'est Charmant! (Star), Princess Kiyohime and Saizo
1978: Takara Sanbansou (opening of Bow Hall theater)
1977: The Demon of Suzaku Gate (Flower), Kishin Kougen
1974: Purely, Righteously, Beautifully (Takarazuka's 60th anniversary performance)
1973: Takarazuka Famous Music Selection (performance in honor of the 100th anniversary of Kobayashi Ichizou's birthday) (Flower)
1970: Flower of Takarazuka / Hello! Takarazuka (Snow)
1970: Ibaraki Douji (Moon)
1968: Three Generation of Dance (Moon)
1967: Kotobukishiki Sanbasou (Flower)
1966: Japan's Four Seasons (Moon)
1964: Houju (Takarazuka's 50th anniversary performance) (Star / Moon)
1964: Houju (Takarazuka's 50th anniversary performance) (Flower / Snow)
1964: Hogiuta (Flower)
1964: Dancing Rhythm (Moon / Star)
1962: The Kappa and the Amakko (Star)
1962: Renjishi (Moon)
1962: Made in Japan (Star)
1961: Takarazuka Music of Many Flowers
1961: A Tale of a Castle Tower / Les Saltimbanques (Moon), Kamehime
1960: A Tale of a Castle Tower (Moon)
1960: Yuki-hime (Moon), Yuki-hime
1959: North American Tour
1959: Kappa of Love (Moon)
1959: Kappa of Love (Flower)
1958: Buyou Ichidai (her 40th anniversary traditional dance performance) (Flower)
1958: Congratulatory Picture Scrolls of the New Year (Moon)
1957: Autumn Dances (Moon)
1957: Takarazuka Dance Scrolls (Flower)
1956: The Lion Dance (Star)
1955: The Battles of Coxinga (Star)
1955: Izumo no Okuni (Snow)
1955: The Tale of Soga (Star)
1955: First Hawaii Tour
1955: Japanese Festivals and Folk Songs / Spider (Snow)
1954: Autumn Grudge (Moon)
1954: Spring Dance (A Tale of Takarazuka) (Snow)
1954: Spring Dance (A Tale of Takarazuka) (Star)
1951: Ukare Jizo (Snow), Hyogo
1949: The Lion Dance (Snow)
1949: Hanako (Snow)
1948: The Sword Thief (Flower), Subbano Kurobee
1947: Benkei in a Boat (Snow), Shizuka Gozen / Taira no Tomomori
1947: Suou Otoshi (Flower), Tarou
1943: Kagamijishi (Flower)
1942: First North-Eastern China Tour
1941: Meoto Dojoji (Snow)
1941: Paradise's Battle Against the Mice (Flower)
1938-39: First European Tour
1935: Takara Sambaso / Yakko Dojoji / Hanashishu (Flower), Sambaso / Shirabyoshi / Sakon / Jean Bascal
1934: Takara Sambaso / Paris Apache / Lord Koubai / Hana Shishuu, Sambaso
1933: The Sword Thief / Sekishunfu / Kagamijishi (Moon), Subbano Kurobee / Omiwa / Yayoi (The Lion)
1932: Service At Kyouran-bashi / The Sword Thief / Bouquet d'Amour, Kurobee
1923: Takara Sanbansou (opening of Takarazuka Chuugekijou theater)
1919: Kurama Tengu, Ushiwakamaru (first lead role)
1918: Uma No Ousama

Other

  • She was one of the four Tokyo girls who decided to join Takarazuka immediately after seeing the company's first performance there in 1918.
  • Although the examination period for that year had already closed, pleas and some string-pulling from her father granted her a personal audition. She was accepted and immediately joined the rest of the girls for the return trip to Takarazuka, where her small stature and young age left many of her new classmates on the train assuming that she was another seito's younger sister.
  • Her first lead role followed six months later.
  • In 1928, she became an instructor in nihon buyo (traditional Japanese dance).
  • She became a member of the company's board of directors in 1948.
  • She was still an active member of the company when she passed away at the age of 74 on May 30, 1980.
  • A type of yellow rose was created and named in her honor in 1960.
  • Her young sisters are Kumono Kayoko and Ikebe Tsuruko.
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