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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), The Inugami Family (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
The Inugami Family
The Inugami Family Tamayo Nonomiya
The Hunted
The Hunted Mieko Takeda
The Castle of Sand


Jump to: Actress | Editor | Self
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 2016 God in Jail
 2010 To Live as an Actress
Yôko Shimada
 2005 The Deep Red
Dr. Tanaka
 2002 Hero Zheng Chengong
Gong's Mother
 2002 Undiscovered Tomb
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 I Am a Cat
 1974 The Castle of Sand
 1971 Kamen Rider (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
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Self (4 credits)

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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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