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: Waga Ai wa Yama no Kanata ni
1974: The Rose of Versailles
1977: Gone With the Wind
1982: Yoake no Jokyoku
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 30 years later.

  • He was the head of the Board of Directors from 1996 to 2004.

  • 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 the Bachelor of Letters

Created by caithion. Last Modification: Friday 24 of November, 2017 15:54:09 GMT-0000 by caithion.