Ueda Shinji


Ueda Shinji

Picture Credit: Caithion / 80th Anniversary Book

Standard Profile Information

Name: Ueda Shinji
Kanji: 植田 紳爾
Position: Director / Playwright
Former Takarasienne: No

Birthday: Jan. 1, 1933
Blood Type:
Hometown: Osaka

First Takarazuka Work: 1957 Mai Konda Kami-sama


List of Works

Most famous are:

1971: My Love Lies Over the Mountains
1974: The Rose of Versailles
1977: Gone With the Wind
1982: Japan Overture
1995: Map Without Borders


  • Ueda-sensei is one of the most famous Takarazuka Revue playwrights/directors. As of January, 2007, he has written 101 shows for Takarazuka. He is the author of the famous Rose of Versailles adaptions which continue to be enormously popular, even 40 years later.
  • He was the head of the Board of Directors from 1996 to 2004. He is currently a Special Advisor to the board.
  • The former revue star Ashihara Kuniko introduced him to the revue to get a job as an assistant in 1957.
  • In 2006 a special show was held in the Grand Theater to celebrate his 50th anniversary with the company: Dream Memorandum.
  • His wife was the heiress of the Yamamura Style traditional dance school. Because women can't be the head of such a school, Ueda Shinji is a nominal head and so is mentioned as 'Yamamura Shinji'. But his real name as 'Ueda Shinji'
  • He is a Bachelor of Letters.

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