Shirogane Akemi


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Name: Shirogane Akemi
Kanji: 銀 あけみ
Current Troupe: Retired
Role: Musumeyaku
Status: Retired (kumichou 1983-1989)

Nickname: Imuko, Youko-chan, Imu-chou (Boss Imu)
Real Name: Imura Youko 井村 洋子
Height: 159
Birthday: April 30 (Passed away May 7, 1993)
Blood Type:
Hometown: Kamakura, Kanagawa
Favorite Food: fruit
Favorite Flower: cattleya, rose, gardenia
Favorite Colors: white, pink, black
Hobbies: travel, handicrafts
Collections: perfume, records, dancing fans
Special Talent: Japanese traditional dance
Origin of Stage Name: given to her by an honorable teacher
Favorite Role: Tazuru from Red Flowers Fall in Menam
Would Like to Try Playing:

Debut: 1962 (48th Class) Made In Japan
Troupe History:
1983 - 1993 Snow Troupe
1981 - 1983 Flower Troupe
1974 - 1981 Senka (vocal)
1964 - 1974 Flower Troupe


1988: Gone with the Wind (Grand Theater), Mrs. Meade
1987: Pear Blossoms - Dancing in the Palace / The Revuescope, Empress Chamui
1987: Takarazuka Dance Eulogy / The Red Rose of Samarkand, Paruvuin
1986-87: Show Boat (Bow Hall / Kani Hoken Hall / Chuunichi Theater), Parthy Ann Hawks
1986: Kaleidoscope of Love / And Now! (National Tour)
1986: The Legend of Ōeyama / Sky High Sky, Ise no Shikibu
1985: Spreading Golden Wings / Full Beat (National Tour)
1985: Kaleidoscope of Love / And Now!, Elisabeth
1985: Hana Mugen / Speading Golden Wings, Sandra
1984: Love and Fire / Full Beat, Harukoma
1984: Gone with the Wind, Mrs. Meade
1983: Mayerling / Happy Ending Story, Jessica
1983: Mayerling / Grand Elegance, Jessica
1983: Blue Jasmine -Desert Love- / Happy Ending Story, Nasir
1983: Beside the Foggy Elbe / Opera Tropical (Grand Theater), Hilda / Witch
1982: Japan Overture, Oshin
1982: Spring Dances / Arcadia Forever, Queen
1981: Estrelita / Jewelry Marchen, Silva
1981: My Friend, Weep Your Hot Tears on My Breast / First Love
1981: Takarazuka Spring Dance -Child Floral Diary- / Love Goblin / First Love
1981: Love Exclusive (Bow Hall), Mrs. Campbell
1981: Love Exclusive (Snow - Bow Hall), Mrs. Campbell
1980: Little Women (Snow - Bow Hall), Mrs. March
1979: The Chronicles of Shunshuu / La Belle Takarazuka (Moon), Sada
1979: Japanese Love Poem / Caribbean Sun (Moon)
1978: The Takarazuka (South American Tour)
1977: Treasured Dance Collection (Flower)
1977: The Demon of Suzaku Gate / Le Pierrot (Flower)
1976: Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / Beautiful People (Flower)
1975-76: The Takarazuka: Fantasy Takarazuka / Beat on Takarazuka (European Tour)
1975: Spring Takarazuka Dance / L'amour a Paris (Moon)
1974-75: Sea and Sun and Fado / Un Deux Trois -Fantasia Takarazuka-
1974: Yu the Beautiful / Golden Takarazuka 60
1974: Yu the Beautiful
1974: Lovely Miss Kichisa / Carnaval de Takarazuka, singer
1973: This Boundless Love, Concubine Ling
1973: A Small Flower Has Bloomed / The Flower (National Tour)
1973: New Ephemeral Flowers / La La Fantastique, Sakata no Kintoki
1973: Famous Music of Takarazuka / Parade Takarazuka, Female Boat Captain Singer
1972: Hama-Chidori / Pop News
1972: Amakusanada of the Flame / Pop News
1972: A Small Flower Has Bloomed / Sorrowful Nile
1972: Hama-Chidori / The Flower, Singer
1972: Sorrowful Nile / La Rondo
1971: A Small Flower Has Bloomed / Sicilian Sunset
1971: The Little Mermaid / Hama-Chidori, Princess Henrietta / Singer
1971: Flowers are Falling, Falling / Joy!
1970-71: Ougi Genji / Apollon, Lady Attendant A
1970: A Flame / Dream a Dream, Rose
1970: Forbidden First Love / Book of Sakura / Eternal Cattleya, Rosine
1970: Forbidden First Love / Eternal Cattleya, Rosine
1969: Te Quiero / Symphonic Poem of Love
1969: Christmas in Midsummer / Symphonic Poem of Love
1969: The Bell-Ringer Yoshichi / Te Quiero
1969: Fortress of Wind / Girls, O! Girls, Kume
1968-69: Red Flowers Fall in Menam / Hollywood Musical, Tazuru
1968: Red Flowers Fall in Menam / Sea Ballade, Tazuru
1968: The Flower Festival of Pilar / My Idol
1967: L'Arlésienne / Hit Kit
1967: The Nymph's Mask / Beneath the Brilliant Stars
1967: White Heron / Beneath the Brilliant Stars
1967: Koi Tengu / Esquire Girls (National Tour), chorus
1967: Kotobuki Shiki Sanbasou / Dragon and Phoenix Dreams
1965: Takarazuka Dance Picture Scroll / Invitation to the World (Paris Tour)
1962: The Emperor and the Witch (Flower)

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1969: Te Quiero, Dona Alisa
1969: Christmas in Midsummer
1969: Te Quiero (Grand Theater), Dona Alisa
1968-69: Red Flowers Fall in Menam, Oichi (musumeyaku lead)

Concerts, Dinner Shows, and Special Performances

1987: Caravel Petit Concert
1983: 24th Mirror Ball -TMP Music Festival-
1967: New York Special Performance


  • Vice-Kumichou of Flower Troupe from 1980 - 1983
  • Kumichou of Snow Troupe from 1983 - 1989
  • Her father served in the navy and died in battle less than a month after her birth. Shirogane's mother raised her while working as a beautician.
  • Her mother was a zuka fan and often took her daughter to watch the shows. Shirogane fell in love with Takarazuka and began taking Japanese dance classes since early childhood, in middle school she found a ballet instructor herself.
  • Her favorite role of Tazuru in Red Flowers Fall in Menam was written specially for her by Ueda Shinji so he could make the best of Shirogane's unique personality and singing abilities.
  • Received National Arts Festival Award (1982) for her role of Oshin in Japan Overture.
  • Has earned the name 藤間勘緒 Fujima Kansho (or probably Kan'ou) for her skill in Japanese traditional dance.
  • Appeared in Caravel Petit Concert (Caravel was a small hotel near the Grand Theater, non-existent now, where OGs and Senka members performed) in May 1987. In November her original CD Takarazuka Jewelry Pops - Singing is my life (TMPC-3A) including songs from the concert went on sale.
  • While she was still a member of the company until her death on May 7, 1993, Shirogane's final stage performance was several years earlier (Gone With the Wind - Snow 1988) during which she succumbed to sudden illness. According to Ueda Shinji's mémoirs, she had a subarachnoid hemorrhage during the performance on February 16th and was rushed to the hospital, where she fell into a coma the next day and never regained consciousness.

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