Tomokazu Miura is a Japanese actor. He attended Hino high school in Tokyo, he was a member of rock group RC Succession, but was asked to leave the group by their management when they signed a record contract. However, impressed by his looks, the management company asked him to try out acting. In 1974 he appeared in an advertisement for Glico with young singer Momoe Yamaguchi; when casting the male lead for her film Izu no Odoriko, they thought of Miura, he was chosen as the male lead. The popularity of the Miura/Yamaguchi combination led to them starring together in a series of films and television series, they became known as the "Golden Combi". Although Yamaguchi had a separate career as a singer, this was Miura's main form of employment through the 1970s. In 1980 Miura and Yamaguchi married, the twenty-one-year-old Yamaguchi retired from show business. Miura struggled with his acting career, which had consisted of playing Yamaguchi's romantic partner. However, after a few years of struggle, he was able to establish himself as an actor, changing his type from the "clean cut youth" roles he had played with Yamaguchi to "bad boy" roles.
He won the award for best supporting actor at the 10th Hochi Film Award and at the 7th Yokohama Film Festival for Typhoon Club. He was a smoker until he gave it up at the age of fifty; because of his appearance in cigarette advertisements, it was debated in the Japanese diet whether Miura was an "idol" who could be considered to have a strong influence on underage smoking. Due to his wife's greater fame and popularity, he is sometimes referred to as just "Momoe's husband", a name which he dislikes; the couple have two sons and Takahiro, have been chosen as "the ideal celebrity couple". According to Miura, they have never had a marital quarrel. Hishatai 1987 Aisho 2012 Medal with Purple Ribbon Tomokazu Miura on IMDb
Rentarō Mikuni was a Japanese film actor from Gunma Prefecture. He appeared in over 150 films since making his screen debut in 1951, won three Japanese Academy Awards for Best Actor, a further seven nominations, he won two Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Actor, in 1960 and in 1989. The 1987 film Shinran: Path to Purity, which he wrote and directed, was awarded the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Actor Kōichi Satō is his son. Mikuni was born the son of a woman, his mother married an electrician who had learned his trade while serving in the military, the man Mikuni considered his father. His stepfather was a member of the burakumin, Mikuni experienced prejudice as a child, such as automatically being suspected of theft when a bicycle was stolen, he was educated to elementary school level and hoped to start work with his father, but his father insisted that he should attend middle school. Part way through middle school Mikuni left home, he was sent home from Tokyo by the police. He escaped and from the age of sixteen to twenty he wandered around Japan and Korea doing a variety of jobs.
At the age of twenty he received callup papers for the Japanese military. Mikuni was arrested by police after his mother informed on him. Instead of being punished he was sent to serve in China, he served his time in a unit of unfit and incompetent soldiers, never fired a weapon at the enemy. After returning to Japan, he drifted between odd jobs, his career as an actor started. At the time he had no intention of becoming an actor and did the test because he was promised some meal tickets, he took his stage name from his first role in the 1951 film Zenma directed by Keisuke Kinoshita, for which he won the Blue Ribbon award for best newcomer. He died in 2013 of acute cardiac failure. Sekigahara – Honda Masanobu Medal with Purple Ribbon Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class, Gold Rays with Rosette Rentarō Mikuni on IMDb
Hiroyuki Sanada, MBE, is a Japanese actor. In Asia, he is most famous for his martial arts roles, historical films, Tasogare Seibei, he is a stage actor, working in Japanese and British plays and theatre. His role as'The Fool' in the Shakespeare play, King Lear gave him notable theatrical notice in the UK. Sanada was born in Tokyo. Planning to be an action star, he studied Shorinji Kempo and took up Kyokushin kaikan karate. Sanada began training at the age of 11 with actor and martial arts star Sonny Chiba's Japan Action Club, where he developed good all-round martial arts ability, soon became Chiba's protégé. Sanada's martial arts film career introduced him to Michelle Yeoh, with whom he co-starred in In the Line of Duty, later in Danny Boyle's Sunshine, he has a long-standing friendship with Jackie Chan, although he did not star in a film with him before Rush Hour 3 in 2007. Outside of Japan, Sanada was credited in his younger days as Henry, Harry, or Duke Sanada. Sanada received a bachelor of Arts from Nihon University.
Sanada has established himself as a character actor, adept at playing a variety of roles. He was first noticed as a serious actor in the movie Mahjong Hourouki directed by Makoto Wada. Since he has acted in every Wada movie — works filled with humor and a nostalgia for classic films. In 1999 and 2000, he performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in their production of King Lear, which earned him an honorary MBE in 2002. Many media reports erroneously stated that Sanada received the honorary MBE for being the first Japanese actor to perform with the RSC; this is not correct: Japanese actor Togo Igawa performed with the RSC in 1985 and joined the RSC in 1986. Sanada received his honorary MBE for his "contribution to spreading British culture in Japan through his performance in a joint Shakespeare production."Some of Sanada's more famous movies are Tasogare Seibei, Kaitō Ruby, The Last Samurai. Sanada played Matsuda, the Japanese imperialist who befriends Ralph Fiennes's character, in the 2005 film The White Countess, directed by James Ivory.
He starred in the Chinese film The Promise directed by Chen Kaige as General Guangming. Sanada has appeared in Rush Hour 3 with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker and in 2007's The City of Your Final Destination, another James Ivory film, in which he plays the younger lover of Anthony Hopkins's character, he starred in the movie Life with Ryan Reynolds. Sanada joined the cast of the ABC TV series Lost in 2010 during final season, he portrayed Dogen, a high-ranking member of "The Others". In March 2011 appeared in the Keanu Reeves vehicle 47 Ronin, the first English-language adaptation of the Chushingura legend, Japan's most famous tale of samurai loyalty and revenge. Sanada is a guest star as Takehaya, a former Japanese Navy officer and legendary pirate captain in post-plague Asia, in the apocalyptic drama The Last Ship. Medal with Purple Ribbon Media related to Hiroyuki Sanada at Wikimedia Commons Hiroyuki Sanada on IMDb
Group Sounds abbreviated as G. S. or G-Sound, is a genre of Japanese rock music which became popular in the mid to late 1960s and initiated the fusion of Japanese kayōkyoku music and Western rock music. Their music production techniques were regarded as playing a pioneering role in modern Japanese popular music. Fōku and new music became famous in Japan in the 1970s, but new rock bands survived as new rock in Japanese underground music; the origin of modern Japanese rock music was regarded as new rock. Videos of New Rock bands' concerts were rare; the Tigers The Tempters The Spiders The Wild Ones The Jaguars The Golden Cups The Mops Blues Creation Flower Travellin' Band Happy End PYG RC Succession Les Rallizes Dénudés Sadistic Mika Band Speed, Glue & Shinki Taj Mahal Travellers Music of Japan J-pop Visual kei Japanese hip hop Japanese jazz Japanese reggae Japanese ska List of Japanese rock bands Enka Ryūkōka Cutie Morning Moon - Dedicated to Japanese 1960s garage punk The Video Beat - What are the Group Sounds?
Showapop - Group Sounds Record & CD articles in English Trans World'60s Punk:Cutie Morning Moon - Provides Information Mostly About Garage Bands From Outside the United States
Taiga drama is the name NHK gives to the annual, year-long historical fiction television drama series it broadcasts in Japan. Beginning in 1963 with the black-and-white Hana no Shōgai, starring kabuki actor Onoe Shoroku II and Takarazuka star Awashima Chikage, the network has hired a producer, writer, music director, actors for the series; the 45-minute show airs on the NHK General TV network every Sunday at 20:00, with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 13:05. NHK BS Premium and NHK World Premium broadcasts are available. Idaten Kirin ga Kuru Saka no Ue no Kumo was set for a 2006 broadcast as "21st Century Taiga Drama". However, the scriptwriter of the series committed suicide; the series was aired as "NHK Special Drama" in three parts, each part airing from late November to late December of each year. Ryomaden – Covering the life of Sakamoto Ryōma, who played a pivotal role in the end of the Tokugawa rule of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century. Tenchijin – The storyline focuses on Naoe Kanetsugu, who during the 16th and 17th centuries served two generations of the Uesugi clan.
Atsuhime – Starring Aoi Miyazaki. Aoi plays the role of the wife of Tokugawa Iesada, the 13th Shogun, she is the youngest lead artist in taiga drama history, beating Hideaki Takizawa's record when he starred in Yoshitsune. Fūrin Kazan. Based on Inoue Yasushi's best-selling historical novel, this drama is the story of Yamamoto Kansuke, a warrior who has achieved high rank in warlord Takeda Shingen's army by not-so-honorable means. Kōmyō-ga-tsuji: Yamauchi Kazutoyo no Tsuma. Takaya Kamikawa plays the role of Yamauchi Kazutoyo, the military commander and daimyō who took over the Tosa han and built Kōchi Castle. Nakama Yukie plays the role of the ever-supporting wife of Kazutoyo; the story by Shiba Ryōtarō spans the closing years of the Sengoku period, the Azuchi–Momoyama period, the beginning of the Edo period. Yoshitsune. Takizawa Hideaki stars in the title role as Minamoto no Yoshitsune; the screenplay is based on the original by Miyao Tomiko. Vladimir Ashkenazy conducted the NHK Symphony Orchestra in the theme music by Iwashiro Tarō.
NHK's first Taiga drama on the subject was in 1966. Shinsengumi!. Katori Shingo appeared as Kondō Isami. 武蔵 MUSASHI. Kabuki actor Ichikawa Shinnosuke VII held the lead role as the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, whose lives spanned the end of the sengoku and the beginning of the Edo periods; the series was based on the Yoshikawa Eiji novel that forms the basis for most modern fiction based on the events of Musashi's life. This was the first Taiga Drama to have its title in the Latin alphabet. Toshiie and Matsu. Karasawa Toshiaki as Maeda Toshiie and Matsushima Nanako as Matsu recounted the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate from the point of view of an outside daimyō. Hōjō Tokimune. Kyōgen actor Izumi Motoya played the lead character. Major events in the series included the Mongol Invasions of Japan. Aoi Tokugawa Sandai. Veteran actor Tsugawa Masahiko, who turned sixty in the year 2000, reprised the role of Tokugawa Ieyasu, which he had assumed in the 1987 Taiga drama and has played on other occasions.
Nishida Toshiyuki played his son Hidetada. Nishida has nine other roles in Taiga dramas to his credit, including the lead in Hachidai Shogun Yoshimune. Charles Dutoit conducted the NHK Symphony Orchestra in the performance of the title music. Genroku Ryōran. Kabuki actor Nakamura Kankurō V played Ōishi Kuranosuke in this sweeping story of the Genroku period during which the events of the Forty-seven rōnin occurred. Japanese television dramas jidaigeki Asadora https://web.archive.org/web/20120109150404/http://www9.nhk.or.jp/kiyomori/index.html https://web.archive.org/web/20120106145951/http://www9.nhk.or.jp/go/top.html https://web.archive.org/web/20070115221223/http://tv.yahoo.co.jp/tv_show/nhk/furinkazan/index.html
Satoshi Tsumabuki is a Japanese actor. His breakthrough film was Waterboys for which he was nominated for the'Best Actor' award at the Japanese Academy Awards, won the'Newcomer of the Year' prize, he is the bassist and lead singer of the Japanese band Basking Lite. Sherlock Holmes as Jefferson Hope Satoshi Tsumabuki Official Web Site in Japanese Satoshi Tsumabuki on IMDb
Takeda Katsuyori was a Japanese daimyō of the Sengoku period, famed as the head of the Takeda clan and the successor to the legendary warlord Takeda Shingen. He was the son of Shingen by the daughter of Suwa Yorishige. Katsuyori's children included Takeda Katsuchika, he defeated Hojo Tsunashige in the 1569 Siege of Kanbara and took a Tokugawa clan possession in the 1572 Siege of Futamata, participated in the Battle of Mikatagahara, initiated the Battle of Omosu in 1580. Katsuyori, first known as Suwa Shirō Katsuyori, succeeded to his mother's Suwa clan and gained Takatō Castle as the seat of his domain. After his elder brother Takeda Yoshinobu died, Katsuyori's son Nobukatsu became heir to the Takeda clan, making Katsuyori the true ruler of the Takeda clan, he took charge of the family after the death of Shingen and fought Tokugawa Ieyasu at Takatenjin in 1574 and at Nagashino in 1575. He captured Takatenjin, which his father could not. Katsuyori incurred the wrath of the Hōjō family by helping Uesugi Kagekatsu against Uesugi Kagetora, Hōjō Ujiyasu's seventh son, adopted by and heir to Uesugi Kenshin.
He lost Takatenjin in 1581 and this led clans like Kiso and Anayama to withdraw their support. His forces were destroyed by the combined armies of Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu at Temmokuzan in 1582, after which Katsuyori, his wife, his son committed their ritual suicide, known as seppuku; the nun Rikei wrote an account of his wife's suicide and, pitying them, wrote several verses in their honour. Takeda Katsuyori married the adopted daughter of Oda Nobunaga, she died while giving birth to their son Nobukatsu in 1567. Katsuyori married Hojo Masako, daughter of Hojo Ujimasa, she bore two daughters. In 1582, at the age of 19, she killed herself, along with her husband, their daughters had families. Their son, Takeda Katsuchika, lived to the age of 103. Father: Takeda Shingen Sons: Takeda Nobukatsu Takeda Katsuchika Wives: Toyama Fujin Hojo MasakoDaughters: Tei-hime, married Miyahara Yoshihisa Kougu-hime, married Naitō Tadaoki Media related to Takeda Katsuyori at Wikimedia Commons Hiroaki Sato. Japanese women poets: an anthology.
M. E. Sharpe, Inc. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter Takeda Katsuyori no Saiki Yamanashi Prefecture page on Takeda Katsuyori Shibatsuji Shunroku 柴辻俊六 and Hirayama Masaru 平山優. Takeda Katsuyori no Subete 武田勝頼のすべて. Tokyo: Shin Jinbutsu Ōraisha 新人物往来社, 2007. Shibatsuji Shunroku 柴辻俊六, Takeda Katsuyori 武田勝頼. Tokyo: Shin Jinbutsu Ōraisha 新人物往来社, 2003; this article incorporates text from OpenHistory