Otowa Nobuko




Picture Credit: Caithion / The Takarazuka -85th Anniversary Video-

Standard Profile Information

Name: Otowa Nobuko
Kanji: 乙羽 信子
Real Name: Shindou Nobuko
Current Troupe:
Role: Musumeyaku
Status: Retired Star

Nickname: Okaji
Real Name: 新藤信子 (Shindou Nobuko) (Her maiden name was Kaji 加治)
Height: 158 cm
Birthday: Oct. 1st, 1924 (passed away in 1994)
Blood Type:
Hometown: Yonago, Tottori
Favorite Food: sweets
Favorite Flower: cosmos, sweet pea
Favorite Colors: white
Hobbies: theater-going
Special Talent:
Origin of Stage Name: After the name she was christened by a teacher of the Konkokyo Shinto sect that her foster mother believed in.
Favorite Role:
Would Like to Try Playing:

Class: 1937 (27th Class)
Debut: (1939) Takarazuka Flower Tale
Troupe History:
YEAR - 1950 Snow Troupe
YEAR - YEAR Snow Troupe (Acting)
1939 - YEAR Flower Troupe (Dance)


1950: The Tale of the Rain-Obscured Moon / Cuba / The Little Mermaid
1950: Onatsu and the Mad Scene with the Straw Hat / A Song to Call You, Onatsu / Marie
1950: Hanago / The Lion Dance / The Tales of Hoffmann (Nagoya), Servant / Stella
1950: Fairy Flame / The Tales of Hoffmann, Stella
1949: Lion Dance / Vienna Waltz, Therese
1949: Takayama Ukon / Nostalgic Arizona, Catherine
1949: Wang Zhaojun / Spring Dance, Wang Zhaojun
1949: Hamlet, Ophelia
1948: Book of Night Cranes / Aloha 'Oe, Joan
1948: Two Faces, Gambogi
1948: L'Arlésienne / Ginnojou's Greatest Achievment, Vivette
1948: A Venetian Tale, Portia
1947: When the Lilacs Bloom, Caroline
1947: Sanza and Okuni / A Midsummer Night's Dream, Okuni / Puck
1947: Red Flower of Tahiti / Flowers of the World, Naiya
1947: Traces / Fine Romance, Madeleine
1946: Essence / Madame Butterfly (Nagoya), Madelaine / Madame Butterfly
1946: Madame Butterfly, Madame Butterfly
1946: The Little Mermaid
1946: Carmen / Spring Dance, Akemi
1945: Tied to a Pole / The Death of Kanpei
1944: Sakurai Station
1942: 1st Manchurian Tour
1941: Oriental Palace
1940: The Children of Our Nation, Hatsu-chan (Flower)

Concerts / Dinner Shows

YEAR: Name of Show


  • She was studying traditional Japanese dance before entering the Takarazuka Music school.
  • Among Otowa's classmates were such famous 'siennes of their time as Koshiji Fubuki, Ooji Michio and Ruri Toyomi.
  • She became a movie and TV actress after retirement.
  • She is played by former top musume Sakihi Miyu in the TV drama The Story of Koshiji Fubuki (2018)
  • Married film director Shindou Kaneto (新藤兼人)

Created by caithion. Last Modification: Friday 16 of April, 2021 23:49:33 GMT-0000 by caithion.