Kou Nishiki



Picture Credit: Hama-Chidori / Pop News program

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Name: Kou Nishiki
Kanji: 甲 にしき
Real Name: Ogawa Katsuko
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Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Star

Nickname: Kou-chan
Real Name: 小川甲子 (Ogawa Katsuko) (Her maiden name was Ida 井戸)
Height: 162 cm
Birthday: July 8th, 1942
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Hometown: Kobe, Hyogo
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Debut: 1960 (46th Class) Spring Dance
Troupe History:
1961 - 1974 Flower Troupe


1974: Lovely Miss Kichisa / Carnaval de Takarazuka, Ojou Kichisa (lead role)
1973: Golden Sound (Star - special guest)
1973: This Boundless Love, Minamoto no Yoshitsune (lead role)
1973: New Ephemeral Flowers / La La Fantastique, Fujiwara no Morosuke / Fujiwara no Yasumasa (lead role)
1973: Famous Music of Takarazuka / Parade Takarazuka, Youn Man / Red Poppy Singer / Angel Titi (lead role)
1972: Hama-Chidori / Pop News, Tarou (lead role)
1972: Shining Now! (All Troupes)
1972: Amakusanada of the Flame / Pop News, Amakusa Shirou (lead role)
1972: A Small Flower Has Bloomed / Sorrowful Nile, Shigeji / Tutankhamen (lead role)
1972: Hama-Chidori / The Flower, Tarou (lead role)
1972: Sorrowful Nile / La Rondo, Tutankhamen (lead role)
1971: A Small Flower Has Bloomed / Sicilian Sunset, Shigeji / Arigo (lead role)
1971: The Little Mermaid / Hama-Chidori, Tarou (lead role)
1971: Flowers are Falling, Falling / Joy!, Touzaburou Kitsune
1970-71: Ougi Genji / Apollon, Minamoto-no-Mitsunobu (lead role)
1970: A Flame / Dream a Dream, Shinzaburou / Maurice (lead role)
1970: Forbidden First Love / Book of Sakura / Eternal Cattleya, Lubian (lead role)
1970: Eternal Cattleya, Lubian (lead role)
1969: Te Quiero / Symphonic Poem of Love, Bernard
1969: Aria in Jazz (Moon) (Special Appearance)
1969: Christmas in Midsummer / Symphonic Poem of Love, Albert
1969: Aria in Jazz (Moon) (Special Appearance)
1969: The Bell-Ringer Yoshichi / Te Quiero, Yoshichi / Bernard
1969: Fortress of Wind / Girls, O! Girls, Samanosuke
1968-69: Red Flowers Fall in Menam / Hollywood Musical, Prince Chethha
1968: Red Flowers Fall in Menam / Sea Ballade
1968: The Flower Festival of Pilar / My Idol, Leonard (lead role)
1968: Flowers Strewn in Rakuyou / Hit Kit, Okuni (musumeyaku lead)
1967: L'Arlésienne / Hit Kit, Frédéri (lead role)
1967: The Nymph's Mask / Beneath the Brilliant Stars, Peter
1967: White Heron / Beneath the Brilliant Stars, Kounoshin / Peter
1967: Farewell, My Youth / One Boy
1967: Koi Tengu / Esquire Girls (National Tour)
1967: Touge no Manzai / Dragon and Phoenix Dreams, Lumudan
1967: Kotobuki Shiki Sanbasou / Dragon and Phoenix Dreams, Lumudan
1966: Fantasy in Japan / Fairies, Merchants of Dreams
1966: Beauty from a Demon / Fairies, Merchants of Dreams, Ōhe San-Mi
1966: The Capital's River / Three Bridegrooms / When Two People Meet
1966: Cinderella Italiano / When Two People Meet, Prince Ramiro (lead role)
1965: Takarazuka Dance Picture Scroll / Invitation to the World (Paris Tour)
1965: The Flute Player and Buta-hime / Our Time
1965: Kakyougaku / Bon Bien Paris
1964: Flowers Strewn in Rakuyou / An Angel is Watching, Okuni (musumeyaku lead)
1964: Red Flower of Tahiti / This is Takarazuka! (Shinjuku Koma Stadium), Henry Houston (shared role)
1963: Sand Dunes in the Setting Sun / Music Box Factory of Rainbows
1962: The Emperor and the Witch, Zhao Lei

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1968-69: Red Flowers Fall in Menam, Yamada Nagamasa (lead role)
1968: Red Flowers Fall in Menam, Yamada Nagamasa (lead role)
1962: Sorrowful Paris, Jerome (lead role)

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Special Performances

1967: New York Special Performance


  • Graduated at the top of the 46th class
  • Together with her classmates Koshiro Miyako and Kouzuki Noboru she lead what was known as the "3K Golden Age" (3K黄金時代).
  • In 1990 she became actor Yorozuya Kinnosuke (real name: Ogawa Kinichi)'s third wife. He passed away in 1997.
  • After her husband passed away, she became involved in the management of the building of the new Tokyo Takarazuka Theater.