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Name: Oohara Masumi (formerly Yatsukata Matsumi)
Kanji: 大原 ますみ (formerly 八方 まつみ)
Current Troupe: n/a
Status: Retired Top Star (1971-1974, unofficially)
Real Name: Ebihara Riyoko (蝦原 理代子)
Height: 160 cm
Birthday: Nov. 17th, 1942
Origin of Stage Name:
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Debut: 1964 (50th Class) Tale of the Flower Village
1970 - 1974 Star Troupe
1965 - 1970 Snow Troupe
1974: Purely, Righteously, Beautifully / Yu the Beautiful, Yu Mei-Jen
1973: Ukifune and Kaoru-no-Kimi / Golden Sound
1973: May This Love Live Beyond the Clouds (Flower), Shizuka Gozen (musumeyaku lead)
1973: May This Love Live Beyond the Clouds (Star), Shizuka Gozen (musumeyaku lead)
1973: Ephemeral Flowers / La La Fantastique, Princess Kagerou (musumeyaku lead)
1972-73: Flowery Young Warriors -Musashi and Benkei- / Arabesque, Azusa (musumeyaku lead)
1972: The Myrtle Flower -Clara Schumann's Love- / Shining Now!
1972: Beautiful Japan / Wandering Youth, Solveig (musumeyaku lead)
1972: Someday We'll Meet / Concerto of Love (1), Rise (musumeyaku lead)
1971: My Love Lies Over the Mountains / My Broadway, Man-hime (musumeyaku lead)
1971: For as Long as I Live / Nova Bossa Nova, Omon / Estrella (musumeyaku lead)
1971: Meadow of Stars / Oh! Beautiful, Okaiko (musumeyaku lead)
1970: Gypsy Lord / Lovers
1970: I Am You / The Big One, Vivienne
1970: Spring Again / Folies Takarasienne
1970: Takarazuka Expo '70 Four Seasons in Dance / Takarazuka Expo '70 Part 2 Hello! Takarazuka
1969: Noto Love Song / Love Parade (2), Setsu / Princess Helena (musumeyaku lead)
1969: Carousel, Julie Jordan (musumeyaku lead)
1969: Festival / Hamlet, Ophelia (musumeyaku lead)
1968: Little One-Inch / Takarazuka '68, Princess Sai (musumeyaku lead)
1968: Tristan and Isolde / Love and Dream and Party
1967: Oiran and Her Son / Xango, Tayuu Botan (musumeyaku lead)
1967: Unforgettable Song / Cheers to Takarasienne!, Susan
1966: Murasaki Shikibu / Love, Love, Love (Musumeyaku lead)
(1) Fell ill in the middle of the run and was replaced by Sawa Kaori.
(2) Maya Akemi substituted for her due to an injury.
Shinjin Kouen Roles
1968: Tristan and Isolde, Isolde (musumeyaku lead)
1966: The Spring Breeze and a Violin, Lotte (musumeyaku lead)
Concerts / Dinner Shows
1997: Adieu Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
- Post-Zuka stagework includes Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella, Gone With the Wind, Carmen, and Umbrellas of Cherbourge. Also does TV dorama work.
- Studied in New York and acted in Prague and Las Vegas.
- Won a National Arts Festival award in 1985.
- Changed her stage name on September 29th, 1966.
- Graduated 2nd in her class and 1st among musumeyaku.