Picture Credit: lokai / Ooeyama Kaden (2009) program
Standard Profile Information
Name: Shibata Yukihiro
Position: Director / Playwright
Former Takarasienne: No
Birthday: Jan. 25th, 1932 (passed away July 19th, 2019)
First Takarazuka Work: 1961 Kappa to Amakko (Joined March 1958)
List of Shibata Yukihiro's projects
His most famous / popular works (based on the number of re-stagings) are Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino and Ephemeral Love.
- Became a director's assistant in 1958.
- In 1998 he stepped down as a primary director, but still assists with restagings of his works and writes new scripts.
- He became a curiculum advisor for the Takarazuka Music School in 2005.
- Went completely blind in 1993 (due to glaucoma), but continued writing and directing plays until 2005
- Also worked for the Takarazuka Music School.
- His wife is former 'sienne Tama Rie, 49th class.
- Passed away on July 19, 2019. Article from Okinawa Times.