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Kumi Kyouko


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Picture Credit: Caithion / The Takarazuka -85th Anniversary Video-


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Name: Kumi Kyouko (formerly Kuni Kyouko)
Kanji: 久美 京子 (formerly 九邇 京子)
Current Troupe:
Role: Musumeyaku
Status: Retired Star

Nickname: Saa-chan
Real Name: Hagiwara Sadako (萩原 貞子); Maiden Name: Nakamura (中村)
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Birthday: Nov. 13th, 1912
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Hometown: Osaka
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Origin of Stage Name: Originally from the "Kuni-kyo" poem of the "Manyoshuu;" it was deemed too close to the name of a branch of the imperial family ("Kuni-no-miya"), and then changed.
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Class: 1930 (20th Class)
Debut: (1931) Miss Saigon
Troupe History:
YEAR - 1940 Flower Troupe (Acting)
YEAR - YEAR Star Troupe
YEAR - YEAR Moon Troupe (Vocal)
YEAR - YEAR Snow Troupe
YEAR - YEAR Senka (Vocal)
YEAR - YEAR Flower Troupe
YEAR - YEAR Senka (Vocal)
1931 - YEAR Unknown

Roles

1939: The Moon Over the Ruined Castle / Takarazuka March / Benkei in a Boat / Kabuki Picture Scrolls
1939: Patriotic University Students / Legendary Beauties of Japan
1939: Memory Album / Peach Blossom Spring, Onatsu
1938-39: First European Tour
1938: Kanehira Junkokki / Three Waltzes, Castelli
1938: The Moon Over the Ruined Castle / Takarazuka Folies, Janet
1937: Gunsmoke / The Dragon Sword / Takarasienne, Célimène
1935: Takara Sambaso / Yakko Dojoji / Hanashishu, monk / Anna Marianne
1935: Wedding Custody / Bow Maker / Marionette, Christine
1934: Glory to the Naval Standard / The Cat / Wild Violets, Julia
1934: L’Arlésienne / Presenting the Radish / Wiener Maedel, Louisa
1934: Takara Sambaso / Paris Apache / Lord Koubai / Hana Shishuu, Madam Dryer / Anna Marianne
1933: Kanaoka / Petit Sweets / Kanegafuchi / Hana Shishuu, Anna
1933: Princess Ochikubo / Jean’s Fan / Night Attack / The Girl from Berlin, Jean
1933: The Sword Thief / Music Lamenting the Passing of Spring / Paris ・ New York, maid
1933: Totsukawa Girl / The Lion Dance / Paris ・ New York, maid
1932: Hariti / Ro Akihiro / Bouquet d’Amour, Marinette
1932: Mt. Ashigara / The Maid / Tanabata Boat / Parisette, Josephine

Shinjin Kouen Roles

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  • Her name change was part of a policy to remove the kanji for “sacred” words from stage names during WWII. "Kuni" was used in writing the name of Kuni-no-miya, a branch of the imperial house.
  • She retired to be married and moved with her husband to Chile because of his job, although the two later returned to Japan.
  • After the war she became an actress.
  • She passed away on Feb. 12th, 1980.

Created by caithion. Last Modification: Sunday 30 of December, 2018 12:00:44 PST by caithion.

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