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Yôko Shimada

Yôko Shimada was born on May 17, 1953 in Kumamoto, Japan. She is an actress and editor, known for Shogun (1980), Inugami-ke no ichizoku (1976) and The Hunted (1995). See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Shogun Lady Toda Buntaro - Mariko
Inugami-ke no ichizoku
Inugami-ke no ichizoku Tamayo Nonomiya
The Hunted
The Hunted Mieko Takeda
The Castle of Sand


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 2016 Kanon
 2010 Shimada yoko ni aitai
Yôko Shimada
 2005 Shinku
Dr. Tanaka
 2002 Yingxiong Zheng Chengong
Gong's Mother
 2002 Ji di huang ling
Professor Ivy Chan
 1995 Crying Freeman
Lady Hanada (as Yoko Shimada)
 1995 The Hunted
Mieko Takeda
 1993 The Totsugawa Keibu Series 3 (TV Movie)
Yuki katori
 1993 Oka no ue no himawari (TV Series)
 1988 Hanazono no meikyu
Tae Akimoto
 1984 Sanga moyu (TV Series)
 1982 Chicago Story (TV Series)
- Not Quite Paradise: Part 1 (1982) ... Wing
 1981 Ritoru champion
Miki Tsuwa
 1981 Kyukei no koya (TV Movie)
 1979 Ôgon no inu
Reiko Kitamori
 1979 Hakuchyu no shikaku
 1977 Village of Eight Gravestones
Yôzô's Wife (uncredited)
 1977 Fushoku no kôzô (TV Series)
 1975 Wagahai wa neko de aru
 1974 The Castle of Sand
 1971 Kamen Raidâ (TV Series)
Hiromi Nohara
- Chameleon-The God of Death (1971) ... Hiromi Nohara
- The Mutant Mantis-Man (1971) ... Hiromi Nohara
- The Man-Eating Sarasenian (1971) ... Hiromi Nohara
- Monster, Scorpion Man (1971) ... Hiromi Nohara
 1963 Kôkan nikki
 1960 Jûrokusai
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Yoko Shimada


5' 7¼" (1.71 m)

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She is best known to Western audiences for her portrayal of Mariko (Lady Toda Buntaro) in the 1980 miniseries, Shogun with Richard Chamberlain and Toshiro Mifune. She, Takeshi Ôbayashi (Urano), and Masumi Okada (Brother Michael) were the only members of Shogun's massive cast of Japanese actors shown speaking English.

Her film and TV career dates back to the early 1970s, and she continues to appear... See more »

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