Sumi Hanayo


Sumi Hanayo1960off Sumi Hanayo1960

Picture Credit: "Let Me Die in Your Arms" programm / "Princess Kuroaza and the Charcoal Maker"

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Name: Sumi Hanayo
Kanji: 寿美 花代
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star

Nickname: Matsu, Ma-chan
Real Name: Nakashima Setsuko (高嶋節子) (Her maiden name was Matsudaira (松平))
Height: 162 cm
Birthday: February 6th, 1932
Blood Type: AB
Hometown: Nishinomiya, Hyougo
Favorite Food: fruit
Favorite Flower: Chinese bellflower
Favorite Colors: light blue, dark brown, white
Hobbies: listening to music, going to the theater
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Debut: 1948 (35th Class) Spring Dance
Troupe History:
1962 - 1963 Senka (Vocal)
YEAR - 1962 Star Troupe
YEAR - YEAR Moon Troupe


1963: Spring Evening Dream / Glorious Takarasiennes (Flower / Star)
1962: Made in Japan (Star)
1961: Takarazuka Music of Many Flowers / Splendor of a Thousand Beats
1961: Black Sun / The Sword Master and the Bota Mochi
1961: A Tale of Three Loves / Let's Go to Forte
1960: The Wife Who Was About to Cry / The Rokumeikan Incident / Open the Window
1960: Yamabuki / Splendor of a Thousand Beats (Tokyo), Pineapple Queen
1960: Mountain Man / Splendor of a Thousand Beats, Pineapple Queen
1960: Spring Dance / Viva Pinocchio, Pinocchio
1960: Princess Kuroaza and the Charcoal Maker / Let Me Die In Your Arms, Kogoro / Galoi
1959: North American Tour
1959: Princess Kuroaza and the Charcoal Maker / Chanson D'Amour, Kogoro
1959: Picture Scrolls of Japanese Beauties / Music Album
1958: Empress Koumyou / Three Waltzes, Princess Asukabe / Octave, Gerald
1958: Three Waltzes (Flower)
1958: White Globeflower / Flower Feast, Hanawaka
1957: Young People -A Sequel to High School Kids- / Autumn Dance
1957: The Red and the Black (Flower)
1957: Summer and Festival / Hawaii Chorus / Blue Straw Hat
1956: My Angela / The Eel Boat / Draw Your Sword
1956: Rosa Flamenca (Spanish Passion) (Moon)
1956: The Lion Dance / Little Women, Laurie
1955: Malta / The Battles of Coxinga
1955: The Tale of Soga / The Lovers of Milano
1955: Yu the Beautiful, Han Xin
1954: The Japan We Love / Hurrah for All Human Beings (Snow - Imperial Theater), Hans / Shami / Upton
1953: Annie Laurie (Moon), Henry
1953: The Dropped Gift / New York Fantasia (Imperial Theater)
1953: A Woman's Life (Nagoya), Gimpei
1952: Jewels and Robber, Carat
1952: Sarutobi Sasuke (Snow) (top star debut)
1952: Javanese Dancer (Snow - Nagoya), Osman
1951: The Honeybee's Adventure (Moon) (lead role)
1951: Yu the Beautiful (Moon), Han Xin
1951: Yu the Beautiful (Star), Wang Ling
1951: Yakko Doujouji / Arabian Night (Moon - Nagoya), Hanashiten

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Toho Entertainment Profile

  • Chichibu Mihoko is her younger sister (later changed to Matsudaira Miho). Later, Matsudaira's daughter and Sumi's niece entered under the name Matsudaira Rubi (74th class).
  • She made quite a sensation in 1960 when, after working solely as an otokoyaku up to that point, she appeared in net tights as the "Pineapple Queen" in "Splendor of a Thousand Beats."
  • Was well known for being friendly and talking freely with her fans, which made her even more popular.
  • She appeared in several movies for Takarazuka in the 1950's, including "Tenkataihei", "Cheers, Jazz Girls" (Jazz Musume Kampai), "Madam Butterfly" (Chouchoufujin) & "Girl's School" (Onna no Gakkou).
  • Came up with a stage name for Miyuki Hanayo and her niece Matsudaira Rubi.
  • In 1963, retired in order to marry Takashima Tadao (TV and movie actor). They were long seen as a happy couple, but recently it's became known that Takashima suffers from depression. The pair have three sons: Michiyo (born in 1964), Masahiro (born in 1965), and Masanobu (born in 1966). Both Masahiro and Masanobu grew up to become actors like their parents and are also signed with Toho.
  • After leaving Takarazuka, she signed with Toho Entertainment. She continues to work today, making regular appearances in television and at special events.

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