Yachigusa Kaoru


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Picture Credit: Caithion / 1951 Otome | Aug. 1952 GRAPH

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Name: Yachigusa Kaoru
Kanji: 八千草薫
Current Troupe:
Role: Musumeyaku
Status: Retired Star

Nickname: Hitomi-chan
Real Name: 谷口瞳 (Taniguchi Hitomi) (Her maiden name was Matsuda 松田)
Height: 154cm
Birthday: Jan. 6th, 1931
Death: Oct. 24th, 2019
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Osaka
Favorite Food: sushi, chocolate
Favorite Flower:
Favorite Colors: white, black
Special Talent:
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Debut: 1947 (34th Class) Spring Dance -Flowers of the World-
Troupe History:
YEAR - 1957 Flower Troupe
YEAR - YEAR Acting Senka
1948 - YEAR Flower Troupe


1956: What Is Your Name? (A Tale of Love in Warsaw), Erina (Tokyo)
1954: The Japan We Love / Hurrah for All Human Beings (Snow - Imperial Theater), Savenne / Lily
1954: Hymn of the God of Spring, Karma
1952: Javanese Dancer (Snow - Nagoya), Amina
1952: The Tale of Genji / Broadway, Murasaki no Ue / Young Murasaki / Mimi
1951: Jeanine / Kappa Festival (Nagoya), Kappa Kanpei
1951: Yu the Beautiful (Flower), Tao Niang
1951: Kappa Festival, Kappa Kanpei
1950: Young Heidelberg / Swing Rhapsody (Nagoya)

Shinjin Kouen Roles

YEAR: Name of Performance, Name of Role

Concerts / Dinner Shows

YEAR: Name of Show

After Takarazuka

2014: Takarazuka Anniversary Dream Festival


Official Profile
Oricon News and Profile

  • She married movie director Taniguchi Senkichi.
  • After retirement she became a movie and TV actress and is arguably the most famous and successful former Takarasienne except perhaps Kuroki Hitomi, Dan Rei, or Amami Yuuki. She began appearing in movies while still in Takarazuka from 1951, and as of 2018 has appeared in over 80 feature films and 100 TV dorama. She also has over a dozen ad campaigns and won 17 separate acting awards.
  • She was called the 'cute princess' type.
  • She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017.

Created by caithion. Last Modification: Sunday 07 of March, 2021 14:51:06 GMT-0000 by caithion.