Matsumoto Yuri


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Name: Matsumoto Yuri
Kanji: 松本 悠里
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Musumeyaku
Status: Retired Star (Current Special Advisor to Board)

Nickname: Mieko
Height: 159cm
Birthday: 19 September
Blood Type:
Hometown: Kamakura, although she grew up in Kobe
Favorite Food: Ice-cream, fruit
Favorite Flower: Violets, marguerites
Favorite Colors: Pink
Hobbies: Traveling, watching Japanese films
Special Talent: Traditional Japanese dance
Origin of Stage Name: It is derived from her name as a dancer.
Favorite Role: Jiuta-mai from Flower of Paris - Takarazuka, Izumo no Okuni in Flowered Garment, O-Yuki Morgan in Japan Overture
Would Like to Try Playing: a role with Japanese dance

Debut: 1957 (44th Class) Spring Dance
Troupe History:
1974 - 2021 Senka (Japanese Dance)
1959 - 1974 Snow Troupe


2020-21: Welcome to Takarazuka (Moon)
2018: Castle of the White Heron (Cosmos)
2016-17: Snowflake Anthology (Flower)
2014: Takarazuka Dance (Moon - Hakataza)
2014: Takarazuka Dance (Moon)
2013: Takarazuka Japonisme (Star - Chunichi / Taiwan Tour)
2012-13: Takarazuka Japonisme (Star)
2010: Takarazuka Floral Dance Scrolls (Star)
2009: Nishiki-e of the Wind (Snow)
2007: Sakura (Star)
2005: Shigure Hill Road in Nagasaki (Star)
2004: Endless Flight (Flower)
2003: Takarazuka Flower Diaries (Moon)
2001: Now the Violets are Blooming (Moon)
2000: Takarazuka: Snow, Moon, Flower / Sunrise Takarazuka (Berlin Tour)
1999: Japan Overture (Flower), O-Yuki Morgan
1998: Mugen Houjushou (Hong Kong Tour)
1996: People Who Love Flowers (Flower)
1995: A Map Without Borders (Star), Celestial Maiden of the Arts
1994: Kasenshou (London Tour)
1993: Kasenshou (Moon)
1993: Flower Dance Festival (Star)
1992: Dance Festival (Flower)
1991: Kagenshou (Snow)
1989: Takarazuka Dance Eulogy (New York Tour)
1989: Spring Dance (Star)
1988: Takarazuka Dance Festival '88 (Flower)
1987: The Revuescope (Flower)
1987: Takarazuka Dance Eulogy (Snow)
1986: Revue Symphony (Star), O-Ryo
1985: Japan Fantasy / Dream of Takarazuka (Hawaii Tour)
1985: La La Flora (Flower - Chunichi), White Camellia
1984: La La Flora (Flower), White Camellia
1984: Prayer Mandala (Star), Turtle Spirit / Celebration Dance Woman
1982: Japan Overture (Flower), O-Yuki Morgan
1982: Spring Dances (Flowers and Dreams and Love) (Flower)
1981: The Samurai's Poem in the Rumbling of the Sea / Crescendo! (Star), O-Kou
1981: Takarazuka Spring Dance (Child Floral Diary) (Flower)
1981: Flowered Garment / The Spirit (Flower - Chunichi), Izumo no Okuni
1980: Flowered Garment (Flower), Izumo no Okuni
1979: The Midnight Sun, My Love (Star), Kimika
1979: Japanese Love Poem (Moon)
1978: The Takarazuka (South American Tour)
1978: Festival Fantasy (Moon)
1977: Treasured Dance Collection (Flower)
1977: Man of Starlight (Snow - National Tour, Fukuoka only), Someka
1976: Man of Starlight (Snow), Someka
1975-76: The Takarazuka: Fantasy Takarazuka / Beat on Takarazuka (European Tour)
1975: Spring Takarazuka Dance (Moon)
1974: Bamboo (Shinjuku Koma)
1973: Growing Up / The Love Robbers
1973: Bamboo / Cante Grande
1973: Famous Music of Takarazuka (Flower), Dance
1972: Melody of Falling Leaves / Nova Bossa Nova, Omasa
1972: Kagura / The Flower (Snow/Star)
1972: Town of Shooting Stars / June Bride
1972: Kagura / The Flower
1971-72: The Three Little Musketeers of Edo / Sunrise Again
1971: The Youth of Peter I / Nova Bossa Nova
1971: The Youth of Peter I / Joy!
1971: Crimson and White Plum Blossoms
1970: Snow Woman / Pollyanna's Smile, Mrs. Fronte
1970: Flower of Takarazuka / Hello! Takarazuka
1970: Spring Again / Folies Takarasienne
1970: Takarazuka Expo '70: Flower of Takarazuka / Hello! Takarazuka (Grand Theater)
1970: Even Those Bright in Color / Love Parade
1969: Noto Love Song / Love Parade
1969: Festival / Hamlet
1968: Little One-Inch / Takarazuka '68, Hanakouji
1968: Indigo, White and Crimson / Tristan and Isolde (Chunichi)
1968: Tristan and Isolde / Xango, Queen of Ireland
1968: Tristan and Isolde / Love and Dream and Party, Queen of Ireland
1968: Wisteria Viewing Banquet / Xango
1967: Oiran and Her Son / Xango, Tayuu Hagi
1967: Otemoyan / One World
1967: Unforgettable Song / Cheers to Takarasienne!
1966-67: Murasaki Shikibu / Love Love Love, Empress Shoushi
1965: Takarazuka Dance Scrolls (Paris Tour)
1965: Flower of Paris - Takarazuka
1965: Yohi and Baihi / The Blue Suitcase, Fanghua
1964: Red Flower of Tahiti / This is Takarazuka! (Shinjuku Koma Stadium)
1957: Sokkyoushijin / Mon Paris
1957: Spring Dance

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Special Performances

2019: 55th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2017: 54th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2015: 53rd Takarazuka Buyoukai
2013: 52nd Takarazuka Buyoukai
2011: 51st Takarazuka Buyoukai
2011: Melodies of Love~Dreams of Remembrance
2009: 50th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2008: Takarazuka Special 2008 - La Festa!
2008: 49th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2007: 48th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2007: Pure, Proper, Beautiful
2006: Dream Memorandum
2006: 47th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2005: Hana no Michi ~ Yume no Michi ~ Towa no Michi
2005: 46th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2004: 45th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2004: 90th Anniversary Sports Festival
2003: 44th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2002: 43rd Takarazuka Buyoukai
2001: 42nd Takarazuka Buyoukai
2000: 41st Takarazuka Buyoukai
2000: TCA Special 2000 - King of Revue
1999: Second Bow Hall Recital
1999: 40th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1998: 39th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1997: Revue Special '97
1997: Takarazuka Forever
1997: 38th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1996: 37th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1996: '96 TCA Special - Melodies and Memories
1995: 36th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1994: 35th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1994: Yume o kaite hanayaka ni ~80th Anniversary Performance~
1993: 34th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1992: 33rd Takarazuka Buyoukai
1992: Adieu Takarazuka Daigekijou
1991: 32nd Takarazuka Buyoukai
1990: 31st Takarazuka Buyoukai
1990: First Bow Hall Recital
1989: Okinaitsu ni sasageru yuu e
1988: 30th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1987: 29th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1986: 28th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1985: 27th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1983: 25th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1982: 24th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1981: 23rd Takarazuka Buyoukai
1979: 21st Takarazuka Buyoukai
1976: 20th Takarazuka Buyoukai
1968: 11th Takarazuka Buyoukai


  • She was born in Kamakura and, with her mother and elder sister, moved to Kobe after her father passed away when she was still a small child.
  • In accordance with her late father's wishes, she began to study Japanese dance when she was five years old, and received her name as a master of the Matsumoto style of court dance when she was in junior high school.
  • She graduated from Kobe Shoin Girls' Academy before passing the Takarazuka Music School's nihonmono exam (which has since been discontinued). Her music school class was the last to graduate from the accelerated one-year program instituted after the Second World War.
  • She was appointed to the Takarazuka Revue Company's Board of Directors on 24 November 1989. It was announced she had stepped down from the position as of June 1st, 2019.
  • She represented Takarazuka at the International Rotary annual convention on 23 March 1984 at the Hotel Plaza in Osaka, Hokushin Kyuko Railway Company opening ceremony on 23 October 1984, the Umeda Koma Stadium 30th Anniversary Ceremony at the Shin Hankyu Hotel in Osaka on 11 December 1986, at the 439th Mitsukoshi Meijinkai at the Mitsukoshi Theatre in Nihombashi on 29 April 1988, at the Osaka Umeda Higashi Rotary Club charter meeting at the Shin Hankyu Hotel on 2 March 1989, the International Soroptimist Convention at the Hotel New Otani in Osaka on 12 May 1989, the opening ceremony of the Palace Hotel in Guam on 17 April 1991, and she was a judge of the final round of the Flower Princess contest at the Hyogo Prefecture Flower Centre on 29 April 1991.
  • At some point in the past, she made a guest appearance in Toho Kabuki.
  • In 2001, she and Kasugano Yachiyo both received the Kikuta Kazuo Award in recognition of their contribution to the Japanese dance of the Takarazuka Revue.
  • She speaks a tiny bit of English.