Matsuno Midori



Picture Credit: Oh, Takarazuka 60th

Standard Profile Information

Name: Matsuno Midori
Kanji: 松乃 美登里 (formerly 松乃 みどり)
Current Troupe:
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Star

Nickname: Meri (Mary)
Real Name: Ishii Meri (石井女里)
Height: 162 cm
Birthday: March 10th
Blood Type:
Hometown: Tokyo
Favorite Food: sandwich, cocoa, pears
Favorite Flower: gerbera
Favorite Colors: navy blue, brown
Hobbies: going to shows
Special Talent:
Origin of Stage Name: 皇居の緑色の松 ("green pine near the Emperor's castle")
Favorite Role:
Would Like to Try Playing:

Debut: 1950 (37th Class) Young Heidelberg
Troupe History:
1962 - 1968 Snow Troupe
1958 - 1962 Flower Troupe
YEAR - 1958 Moon Troupe
1950 - YEAR Flower Troupe


1968: Wisteria Viewing Banquet / Xango, Asamushi
1967: Oiran and Her Son / Xango, Matsudaira Zushonokami
1967: Otemoyan / One World, Gohei
1967: Unforgettable Song / Cheers to Takarasienne!
1967: Unforgettable Song / Cheers to Takarasienne! (Star/Snow), Doctor McKenzie
1966-67: Murasaki Shikibu / Love Love Love, Fujiwara no Michinaga
1966: Indigo, White and Crimson / Ah, is it Him?
1966: Exotic Folding Screen / The Spring Breeze and a Violin
1965: Yohi and Baihi / The Blue Suitcase, Baihi / Ryozo Sugawara
1964: Red Flower of Tahiti / This is Takarazuka! (Shinjuku Koma Stadium), Tefla
1963: Summer / The Vacation of Youth
1963: Black Candles / Oiran and Her Son, Jokichi (as a child) / Matsudaira Zushonokami
1962: Spring Feast / Les Girls
1962: The Emperor and the Witch
1961: Story of an Ephemeral World / Pony Lady
1960: Yuki-hime / Oui Oui Paris
1959: North American Tour
1957: One Wonderful Sunday / The Tale of Genji
1957: Rainbow Takarazuka / Indian Love Call, Indian Boy
1956: Hawaii Sakura Festival (2nd Hawaiian Tour)
1954: Elegy of Autumn / Broadway Cinderella, Pappy
1954: Annie Laurie / Spring Dance 1954 (Imperial Theater), Chief of Police
1953: The Chronicle of Momotarou (Nagoya), Village Headman / Mambo Man
1952: Turandot
1951: Yu the Beautiful, Zhang Sheng
1950: Young Heidelberg / Swing Rhapsody (Nagoya)
1950: Young Heidelberg, Klaus

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1958: Three Waltzes, Octave (lead role)

Concerts, Dinner Shows, and Special Performances

YEAR: Name of Show


  • During World War II Matsuno Midori was living in Tokyo. In 1944, the bomb exploded in the air-raid shelter where Matsuno, her family and 18 people more were hiding, and Matsuno was the only one left alive. She was raised up by her father, who brought her to Takarazuka and was one of her biggest fans throughout her career.
  • After retirement, she opened a dancing school in Itami, Hyogo, named Ishii Meri Buyou Kyoshitsu (Ishii Meri's Japanese Dance Lessons).

Created by caithion. Last Modification: Friday 09 of July, 2021 22:49:39 GMT-0000 by caithion.