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Yorozuya Kinnosuke (萬屋錦之介) was a Japanese kabuki actor. Born Kin'ichi Ogawa (小川 錦一 Ogawa Kin'ichi), son of kabuki actor Nakamura Tokizō III, he entered kabuki and became the first in the kabuki tradition to take the name Nakamura Kinnosuke. He took on his guild name (yagō) Yorozuya as his surname in 1971.

In addition to his kabuki activity, Kinnosuke had an extensive film career. A specialist in jidaigeki, Kinnosuke appeared in more than 140 films. These include a 1957 Mito Kōmon and a 1961 appearance as the title character in the Toei Company's Miyamoto Musashi series (a role he reprised in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1965, and again in 1971). A versatile actor, he has played as many as seven characters in a single film.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yorozuya Kinnosuke (萬屋錦之介) was a Japanese kabuki actor. Born Kin'ichi Ogawa (小川 錦一 Ogawa Kin'ichi), son of kabuki actor Nakamura Tokizō III, he entered kabuki and became the first in the kabuki tradition to take the name Nakamura Kinnosuke. He took on his guild name (yagō) Yorozuya as his surname in 1971.

In addition to his kabuki activity, Kinnosuke had an extensive film career. A specialist in jidaigeki, Kinnosuke appeared in more than 140 films. These include a 1957 Mito Kōmon and a 1961 appearance as the title character in the Toei Company's Miyamoto Musashi series (a role he reprised in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1965, and again in 1971). A versatile actor, he has played as many as seven characters in a single film.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 72

Birthday 1932-11-20

Day of Death 1997-03-10

Place of Birth Tokyo, Japan

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1989 Death of a Tea Master as Urakusai Oda
1985 The Last True Yakuza
1984 The Fugitive Samurai as Itto Ogami
1979 The Shogun Assassins as Tokugawa Ieyasu
1978 The Fall of Ako Castle as Oishi Kuranosuke
1978 The Shogun's Samurai as Yagyu Tajima
1973 Lone Wolf with Cub(78 episodes) as Ittô Ogami
1971 Miyamoto Musashi VI as Musashi Miyamoto
1970 The Ambush: Incident at Blood Pass as Heima Ibuki
1970 Will to Conquer
1970 Bakumatsu as Ryoma Sakamoto
1969 Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor as Fujita Arima
1969 Portrait of Hell as Lord Hosokawa
1969 The Magoichi Saga as Saika Magoichi
1969 Samurai Banners as Shingen Takeda
1968 The Day the Sun Rose as Shinkichi
1966 Sazen Tange and The Secret of the Urn as Samanosuke / Tange Sazen
1966 Kutsukake Tokijiro: The Lonely Yakuza as Kutsukake Tokijiro
1965 Bushido as Miyamoto Musashi / Takezo
1965 Three Yakuza
1965 Cold Rice, Osan, Chan
1965 Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu
1964 Revenge as Shinpachi Ezaki
1964 The Domain
1964 Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijo Temple as Miyamoto Musashi / Takezo
1963 Sasuke and His Comedians as Sasuke
1963 Miyamoto Musashi: Birth of Two Sword Style as Miyamoto Musashi / Takezo
1963 Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai as Jirozaemon / Iikura / Sajiemon / Kyutaro / Shuzo / Shingo / Osamu / Susumu
1962 Miyamoto Musashi: Showdown at Hannyazaka Heights as Miyamoto Musashi / Takezo
1962 A Carpenter and Children
1962 Tales of Young Genji Kuro 3
1962 In Search of Mother as Banba no Chutaro
1962 A Revengeful Raid
1961 The Conspirator
1961 Miyamoto Musashi as Miyamoto Musashi (Takezo)
1961 The Ako Retainers as Wakisaka Awajinomori
1961 The King and His Vassals
1961 An Edo Magistrate as Chu/Tadasuke
1960 Scarier than the Devil
1960 Unwieldy Brothers
1960 Yataro's Sedge Hat as Yataro
1959 Lucky Adventurer Oda Nobunaga as Oda Nobunaga
1959 Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka as Chubei Kameya
1959 Souls in the Moonlight III as Utsugi Hyoma
1959 Diary of a Wandering Lord
1959 A Spectacular Showdown as Sunosaki no Masakichi
1959 Bull's Eye of Love
1958 Roughneck From Asama as Itaro of Asama
1958 The Town Hero
1958 The Sword Knows
1958 Bored Hatamoto: Idle Vassal Tribute
1958 Souls in the Moonlight II as Utsugi Hyoma
1958 Wind, Woman and Road as Ginji
1958 Tales of Young Genji Kuro 2 as Genji Kurô
1958 Noble Tasuke
1958 A Chivalrous Spirit as Onikichi
1958 The Abandoned Swords
1957 Lord Mito
1957 Souls in the Moonlight as Hyoma Utsugi
1957 Rebellion
1957 Tales of Young Genji Kuro as Genji Kurô
1957 The Seven Vows, Part 3
1957 The Seven Vows, Part 2
1957 Shimizu Port of Chivalry as Mori no Ishimatsu
1956 The Seven Vows
1956 The Swamp
1955 Spring Voyage
1955 A Gang of Five as Benten Kozo
1954 The Crimson Peacock
1954 Clan Revival as Kikumaru
1954 Fall of the Shogun's Militia as Okita Soji
1931 Koina no Ginpei: Yuki no wataridori as Dango no Kichi

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