Etsuko Ichihara (I) (1936–2019)

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Etsuko Ichihara died in the early hours of 13.01.2019 at age 82 in Tokyo, Japan due to heart failure. She had outlived her husband and had no children. She had been ill and hospitalized, but discharged on the 30th of December allowing her to spend New Year's at home. She returned to another hospital on the fifth of January complaining of pain. She... See full bio »


(age 82) in Tokyo, Japan

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Your Name. Hitoha Miyamizu
Black Rain Shigeko Shizuma
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 2017 Shabondama
 2016 Gonenme no hitori (TV Movie)
Hanamiya Kyoko
 2016 Your Name.
Hitoha Miyamizu (voice)
 2015 Sweet Bean
 2014 Black Gospel (TV Movie)
 2013 Keiji 110 kiro (TV Series)
Yuriko miyake
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Yuriko miyake
 2012 Hissatsu shigotonin 2012 (TV Movie)
 2011 Ijiwaru baasan (TV Movie)
Ijiwaru baasan
 2011 Kokuhatsu: Kokusen bengonin (TV Series)
Matsuko Ishikawa
- Saigo no shougen (2011) ... Matsuko Ishikawa
- Jikou satsujin no onna (2011) ... Matsuko Ishikawa
 2010 Ijiwaru baasan (TV Movie)
 2010 Shinzanmono (TV Series)
Kamikawa Satoko
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Kamikawa Satoko
 2009 Damashie Utamaro (TV Movie)
 2009 Ijiwaru baasan (TV Movie)
 2008 Kiri no hi (TV Movie)
 2007 Dots and Lines (TV Mini-Series)
 2007 Miyori's Forest (TV Movie)
Granny (voice)
 2007 I Want to Be a Shellfish (TV Movie)
 2007 Kaseifu ha mita! 25 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki / Tomi Yamaguchi
 2007 Rakuen no raion (TV Movie)
 2006 The Ode to Joy
 2006 Kaseifu ha mita! 24 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki, housekeeper
 2004 Kaseifu ha mita! 23 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 2004 Kaseifu ha mita! 22 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 2003 Kaseifu wa mita! 21 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 2003 Fûko no râmen (TV Series)
 2003 Warabi no kou
 2002 Kaseifu ha mita! 20 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 2002 September 11
Villager (segment: Japan)
 2002 Ora ga haru (TV Movie)
 2001 Kaseifu ha mita! 19 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 2001 Hanzai kôshônin Yuriko (TV Movie)
Yuriko Nonomiya1
 2000 Kaseifu ha mita! 18 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1999 Kaseifu ha mita! 17 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1997 Kaseifu ha mita! 16 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1997 Kaseifu ha mita (TV Series)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1997 The Eel
Fumie Hattori
 1996 Hideyoshi (TV Series)
Naka (Hideyoshi's mother)
 1996 Kaseifu ha mita! 15 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1995 Kaseifu ha mita! 14 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1994 Kaseifu ha mita! 13 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1994 Obasan deka: sakura otome no jikenchô (TV Movie)
 1993 Kaseifu ha mita! 12 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1992 Kaseifu ha mita! 10 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1992 Kaseifu ha mita! 11 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1991 Kaseifu ha mita! 9 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1990 Kaseifu ha mita! 8 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1989 Kaseifu wa mita! 7 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1989 Black Rain
Shigeko Shizuma
 1988 Kaseifu ha mita! 6 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1988 Kikyo (TV Movie)
 1988 Takasebune
 1987 Kaseifu ha mita! 5 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1986 Kaseifu ha mita! 4 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1985 Kaseifu ha mita! 3 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1984 Kaseifu wa mita! 2 (TV Movie)
Akiko Ishizaki
 1984 Appassionata
 1981 Lonely Heart
 1977 Yakuza senso: Nihon no Don
Kiyo Tatsumi
 1976 The Youth Killer
Jun's mother
 1976 Himawari no michi (TV Series)
 1975 Manga Nippon mukashi banashi (TV Series)
 1972 Aa koe naki tomo
 1972 Kazoku nisshi (TV Series)
- Episode #1.13 (1972)
- Episode #1.12 (1972)
- Episode #1.11 (1972)
- Episode #1.1 (1972)
 1971 Black Picture Album
Taeko Kawakami
 1970 Little Remi and Famous Dog Capi
Bilblanc (voice)
 1970 Fuji sanchô
 1969 Koi ni mezameru koro
 1968 Horus: Prince of the Sun
Hilda (voice)
 1968 The Man Without a Map
 1967 Samurai Rebellion
 1967 Cyborg 009: Underground Duel
Herena (voice)
 1966 Ichiman sanzennin
Chiyo arakawa
 1966 The Face of Another
Yo-Yo Girl
 1966 Ohanahan (TV Series)
 1965 Kiri no hata
Nobuko, Rieko's roommate
 1964 The Scarlet Camellia
 1964 Sweet Sweat
 1964 Escape from Japan
 1962 Nippon no obaachan
 1960 The River Fuefuki
Kurokoma's wife
 1960 The Lovelorn Geisha
 1960 Boku wa dokushin shain
 1959 Anyakôro
 1958 Image Wife
 1957 Yuunagi
 1957 Snow Country
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Etsuko Ichihara was initially cast in Tokyo Family, the 2011 remake of Tokyo Story, but ended up not playing the role of the Hirayama matriarch after shooting was delayed due to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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