Sumi Hanayo


Sumi Hanayo1960 Sumi Hanayo1960off

Picture Credit: Princess Kuroaza and the Charcoal Maker / Let Me Die in Your Arms program (1960)

Standard Profile Information

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

Nickname: Matsu-chan, Ma-chan
Real Name: 高嶋節子 (Nakashima Setsuko) (Her maiden name was Matsudaira 松平)
Height: 162cm
Birthday: February 6, 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
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: The Dropped Gift / New York Fantasia (Imperial Theater)
1953: A Woman's Life (Nagoya), Gimpei
1952: Jewels and Robber, Carat
1952: Sarutobi Sasuke (Snow) (First Role as Star)
1952: Javanese Dancer (Snow - Nagoya), Osman
1951: The Honeybee's Adventure (Moon) (First Lead Role)
1951: Yu the Beautiful (Moon), Han Xin
1951: Yu the Beautiful (Star), Wang Ling
1951: Yakko Doujouji / Arabian Night (Moon - Nagoya), Hanashiten

Concerts / Dinner Shows

YEAR: Name of Show


  • Her younger sister also entered Takarazuka, using the stage name Chichibu Mihoko (later changing her name to Matsudaira Miho).
  • Sumi's niece (Matsudaira Miho's daughter) later 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."
  • Sumi 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).
  • In 1963, Sumi retired in order to marry Takashima Tadao (A television and movie actor). They were long seen as a happy couple, but recently it's become 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.
  • After leaving Takarazuka, Sumi signed with Toho Entertainment. She continues to work today, making regular appearances in television and at special events. Profile at Toho Entertainment

Created by jenebi. Last Modification: Sunday 20 of June, 2021 00:12:37 GMT-0000 by caithion.