Hatsuse Otowako




Picture Credit: Zephy, original postcard (Mountain of Tragedy)

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Name: Hatsuse Otowako
Kanji: 初瀬 音羽子
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Otokoyaku & Musumeyaku
Status: Retired (Kumichou)

Real Name: Shouji Yaeko (東海林八重子)
Birthday: Feb. 7th
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Hometown: Akita Prefecture (high school in Tokyo)
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Origin of Stage Name: From the Hyakuninshu.
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Debut: 1918 (7th & 8th Class) King of Horses
Troupe History:
YEAR - 1928 Moon Troupe
YEAR - YEAR Flower Troupe
1921 - YEAR Moon Troupe
1918 - 1921


1928: Omitsu Kyouran
1928: The Light of Chaos
1926: To Dream of Pennance
1926: The Uncle's Fortune / The Just Cabinet Minister
1926: Flower Story / The Tiger Boy / Springtime
1925: Shakuyou / Kaguya-hime / The Portrait's Smile
1925: Kanban Kuyou / An Ambitioius Person
1925: Nenehime-sama / Poison Flower Garden
1925: Electra / Older and Younger Sisters
1925: Hourai / Pilgrimage Song
1924: Leaves of Ivy
1924: Mountain of Tragedy
1924: Masaoka's Lady-in-Waiting
1923: The Enchantress of the Lake / Yododono / This Transient World
1923: The Benefits of Power
1923: Toutenkou
1923: The Evening Tides
1922: Taira No Shigehira / The Prince of Lhasa / Tanba Yosaku
1922: Mountain of Tragedy, Tonio
1922: Inaka Genji
1922: Dancing Girl of Kasuga / Genghis Khan
1922: Narukama of Kibitsu / Lucky Shot
1921: Shin Doujouji, Kiyomi's Spirit
1921: Two Camphor Trees
1921: The Sparrow's Lodgings
1919: The Tale of Genji

Shinjin Kouen Roles

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Concerts, Dinner Shows, and Special Performances

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  • Was the first Kumichou of Moon Troupe in 1928
  • Made radio appearances beginning in 1925
  • After retiring, changed her name to Hatsuse Otowa (初瀬乙羽) and went on to act in film.
  • Along with Amatsu Otome and Hisakata Shizuko, she was one of the first members from Tokyo.

Created by psychoteffy. Last Modification: Tuesday 10 of July, 2018 22:03:46 GMT-0000 by caithion.