Birth Place Matching "Kyoto, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Jûzô Itami

Writer | Osôshiki

A tragic end belies a life led with purpose. The son of a successful filmmaker, Juzo Itami made his name acting in television and films before making a late career shift into screenwriting and directing at age 50. Known to choose the subjects of his films through everyday observations, he often ...

2. Haruki Murakami

Writer | Tonî Takitani

Haruki Murakami graduated from Waseda University, Tokyo, in 1975. Widely considered one of Japan's most important 20th-century novelists. His often solitary, withdrawn, and world-weary protagonists are generally stripped of Japanese tradition. Frequently called postmodern, his fiction, which often ...

3. Yui Hatano

Actress | Wafuku meshô no midare gami

Yui Hatano was born on May 24, 1988 in Kyoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for Wafuku meshô no midare gami (2013), Uwaki chôsa: Jôyoku ura file (2013) and Mayonaka no furin tsuma (2013).

4. Yoshimi Tokui

Actor | Bakugyaku famîria

Yoshimi Tokui was born on April 16, 1975 in Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for Bakugyaku famîria (2012), Terrace House: Aloha State (2016) and Tengoku wa mada tôku (2008).

5. Tetsuji Tamayama

Actor | Nana

Tetsuji Tamayama was born on April 7, 1980 in Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for Nana (2005), Rupan sansei (2014) and Hagetaka: The Movie (2009).

6. Shigeru Miyamoto

Super Mario Bros.

Shigeru Miyamato has been helping create games for Nintendo since 1981. In the late 1970s Nintendo was going bankrupt. Myamato then made two characters, Donkey Kong and Mario (then called Jumpman), for the game Donkey Kong (1981). He has been the supervisor of many games, like the Mario and Zelda ...

7. Toshia Mori

Actress | The Bitter Tea of General Yen

Toshia Mori was born on January 1, 1912 in Kyoto, Japan as Toshia Ichioka. She was an actress, known for The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932), The Man Without a Face (1928) and Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937). She was married to Allen Jung. She died on November 26, 1995 in The Bronx, New York, USA.

8. Shion Utsunomiya

Actress | Bako-bako kôkyû soap jô: Utsunomiya Shion

Shion Utsunomiya was born on March 1, 1994 in Kyoto, Japan. She is an actress.

9. Kazuhiro Tsuji

Make Up Department | Planet of the Apes

Kazuhiro Tsuji was born on May 25, 1969 in Kyoto, Japan. He is known for his work on Planet of the Apes (2001), Darkest Hour (2017) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).

10. Kaoru Kobayashi

Actor | Sorekara

Kaoru Kobayashi was born on September 4, 1951 in Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for Sorekara (1985), Gedo senki (2006) and Love Letter (1985).

11. Kenji Misumi

Director | Zatôichi monogatari

Kenji Misumi was born on March 2, 1921 in Kyoto, Japan. Misumi was the illegitimate child of a geisha mother and originally wanted to be a painter, but his father disapproved. Kenji attended Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. During this time Misumi met future Daiei studio head Kan Kikuchi, ...

12. Kazuo Hasegawa

Actor | Jigokumon

Born in Kyoto in 1908. His birthplace was a sake brewery in Fushimi called Nagoya. In 1913, at the age of five, he was pushed into playing the role of Kan Shusai in the play Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami. This set him on the path to becoming a kabuki actor. Although he worked assiduously on his ...

13. Masahiko Tsugawa

Actor | Death Note

Masahiko Tsugawa was born on January 2, 1940 in Kyoto, Japan. He was an actor and director, known for Death Note (2006), A Taxing Woman (1987) and Wakarenu riyû (1987). He was married to Yukiji Asaoka. He died on August 4, 2018 in Japan.

14. Haruo Tanaka

Actor | Ikiru

Haruo Tanaka was born on March 25, 1912 in Kyoto, Japan. He was an actor, known for Ikiru (1952), Osho ichidai (1955) and Sambyakurokujugo ya - Tokyo-hen (1948). He died on March 21, 1992.

15. Rikiya Koyama

Actor | Baiohazâdo: Dijenerêshon

Rikiya Koyama was born on December 18, 1963 in Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008), Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001).

16. Aya Sugimoto

Actress | Bishôjo Senshi Sailor Moon

Aya Sugimoto was born on July 19, 1968 in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan as Motoe Matsuyama. She is an actress, known for Bishôjo Senshi Sailor Moon (2003), Kamen raidâ W: Forever A to Z Unmei no gaia memori (2010) and Hana to hebi (2004). She has been married to unknown since April...

17. Keiji Sada

Actor | Anata kaimasu

Keiji Sada was born on December 9, 1926 in Kyoto City, Japan as Kanichi Nakai. He was an actor and producer, known for I Will Buy You (1956), Taifû sôdôki (1956) and The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959). He died on August 17, 1964 in Nirazaki, Japan.

18. Nobuo Nakagawa

Director | Jigoku

Apprenticed at Makino Film Studios in 1934 under Masahiro Makino.

19. Haruka Kuroda

Actress | Life

Haruka Kuroda is a London-based Japanese actress. She was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan and started acting professionally at the age of 9. She moved to the UK at the age of 16 to study acting, and since graduating Guildford School of Acting in 2000, she has worked extensively in TV, Film, Theatre...

20. Satomi Kobayashi

Actress | Tenkôsei

Satomi Kobayashi was born on May 24, 1965 in Kyoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for Tenkôsei (1982), Kami no tsuki (2014) and Riyû (2004). She was previously married to Kôki Mitani.

21. Hiroyuki Nagato

Actor | Kyoto

Hiroyuki Nagato was born on January 10, 1934 in Kyoto, Japan as Akio Katô. He was an actor and director, known for Kyoto (1963), San suk si gin (2009) and Nianchan (1959). He was married to Yôko Minamida. He died on May 21, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.

22. Keiko Deguchi

Editorial Department | Carlito's Way

23. Shinsuke Nakamura

Actor | WWE NXT

Shinsuke Nakamura was born on February 24, 1980 in Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for WWE NXT (2010), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WrestleMania (2018). He has been married to Harumi Maekawa since September 2007.

24. Takahiro Tamura

Actor | Tora! Tora! Tora!

Takahiro Tamura was born on August 31, 1928 in Kyoto City, Japan. He was an actor, known for Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Muddy River (1981) and Seisaku's Wife (1965). He died on May 16, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan.

25. Sachiko Ishida

Actress | He's Just Not That Into You

Sachiko Ishida was born on September 12, 1977 in Kyoto, Japan. She is known for her work on He's Just Not That Into You (2009), Colony (2016) and Black Lightning: Tobias's Revenge (2017).

26. Raizô Ichikawa

Actor | Enjô

Raizô Ichikawa was born on August 29, 1931 in Kyoto, Japan as Akio Kamezaki, at the age of 6 months was adopted by his uncle Kazo Takeuchi (kabuki actor Kudanji Ichikawa III) as Yoshio Takeuchi. Started his kabuki career in 1946 as Enzo Ichikawa II. In 1951 he was both re-adopted by Shôzô Ôta (...

27. Rei Dan

Actress | Bushi no ichibun

Rei Dan was born on August 4, 1971 in Kyoto, Japan as Mayumi Yamazaki. She is an actress, known for Bushi no ichibun (2006), Kabei: Our Mother (2008) and Gyakuten saiban (2012). She has been married to Mitsuhiro Oikawa since July 27, 2011.

28. Kazuo Miyagawa

Cinematographer | Yôjinbô

Kazuo Miyagawa was born on February 25, 1908 in Kyoto, Japan. He is known for his work on Yojimbo (1961), Rashômon (1950) and Otôto (1960). He died on August 7, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan.

29. Riho Yoshioka

Actress | Inherit the Stars

Riho Yoshioka was born on January 15, 1993 in Kyoto City, Japan. She is an actress, known for Inherit the Stars (2015), Bijo to danshi (2015) and Star Sand (2017).

30. Sadao Yamanaka

Writer | Kuchibue o fuku bushi

Because he depicted the samurai as less than heroic, he was sent to fight on the Chinese front and was killed there.

31. Yûko Asuka

Actress | Chôdenshi Baioman

Yûko Asuka was born on July 26, 1957 in Kyoto, Japan. She was an actress, known for Super Electronic Bioman (1984), Chodenshi Baioman the Movie (1984) and Dabide no hoshi: Bishôjo-gari (1979). She was married to Hikaru Kurosaki. She died on December 15, 2011 in Japan.

32. Masakazu Tamura

Actor | Dai Chûshingura

Masakazu Tamura was born on August 1, 1943 in Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for Dai Chûshingura (1971), Sôka, mô kimi wa inai no ka (2009) and Yakuza zesshô (1970).

34. Tamao Nakamura

Actress | Daibosatsu tôge

Tamao Nakamura was born on July 12, 1939 in Kyoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for Daibosatsu tôge (1960), Echizen take-ningyô (1963) and Tsukigata Hanpeita: Hana no maki; Arashi no maki (1956). She was previously married to Shintarô Katsu.

35. Hiromichi Horikawa

Assistant Director | Shichinin no samurai

Hiromichi Horikawa was born on November 28, 1916 in Kyoto, Japan. He was a director and assistant director, known for Seven Samurai (1954), Ikiru (1952) and Throne of Blood (1957). He died on September 5, 2012 in Kyoto.

36. Ken Yasuda

Actor | Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy

Ken Yasuda was born on May 2, 1971 in Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy (2006), Amazing (2011) and Syn (2017).

37. Kuranosuke Sasaki

Actor | Chô kôsoku! Sankin kôtai

Kuranosuke Sasaki was born on February 4, 1968 in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. He is an actor, known for Samurai Hustle (2014), 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008) and Kubo Ibuki.

38. Tarô Ishida

Actor | Akira

Tarô Ishida was born on March 16, 1944 in Kyoto, Japan as Gentarô Ishida. He was an actor, known for Akira (1988), Departures (2008) and Metropolis (2001). He died on September 21, 2013 in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan.

39. Ittoku Kishibe

Actor | Vital

Ittoku Kishibe was born on January 9, 1947 in Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor and producer, known for Vital (2004), Made in Japan (1993) and Byôin de shinu to iu koto (1993).

41. Reiko Dan

Actress | Tsubaki Sanjûrô

Reiko Dan was born on March 26, 1935 in Kyoto City, Japan. She was an actress, known for Sanjuro (1962), Chûshingura (1962) and Daigaku no oneechan (1959). She died on November 24, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan.

42. Miwa Takada

Actress | Kabuto

Miwa Takada was born on January 5, 1947 in Kyoto City, Japan. She is an actress, known for Journey of Honor (1991), Zatoichi Challenged (1967) and Mesuinu dassô (1965).

43. Tatsuya Ishihara

Art Department | Suzumiya Haruhi no yûutsu

Tatsuya Ishihara was born on July 31, 1966 in Maizuru, Kyoto, Japan. He is known for his work on Suzumiya Haruhi no yûutsu (2006), Air (2005) and Clannad (2007).

44. Fujio Morita

Camera Department | Rashômon

Fujio Morita was born on December 24, 1927 in Kyoto, Japan. He is known for his work on Rashômon (1950), Iga ninpôchô (1982) and Yôkirô (1983). He died on June 11, 2014 in Kyoto.

45. Takao Saitô

Cinematographer | Ran

Takao Saitô was born on March 5, 1929 in Kyoto, Japan. He is known for his work on Ran (1985), Kagemusha (1980) and Yojimbo (1961). He died on December 6, 2014 in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan.

46. Yôichi Takabayashi

Director | Gaki zoshi

Yôichi Takabayashi was born on April 29, 1931 in Nishizin, Kyoto, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Gaki zoshi (1973), Honjin satsujin jiken (1976) and Irezumi (1982). He died on July 15, 2012 in Kyoto.

47. Takayuki Suzuki

Actor | The Outsider

Takayuki Suzuki was born on February 21, 1990 in Kyoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for The Outsider (2018), High & Low: The Story of S.W.O.R.D. (2015) and High & Low: The Movie 3 - Final Mission (2017).

48. Hiroshi Yamauchi

Producer | Star Fox

Hiroshi Yamauchi was born on November 7, 1927 in Kyoto, Japan. He was a producer, known for Star Fox (1993), Metoroido (1986) and GoldenEye 007 (1997). He was married to Michiko Inaba. He died on September 19, 2013 in Kyoto, Kyoto.

49. Rika Izumi

Actress | Bishôjo Senshi Sailor Moon

Rika Izumi, also known as Chisaki Hama, was born in Kyoto, Japan on November 10, 1988. She is best known as the girl genius, Sailor Mercury in Japan's live action TV show Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, which was her first acting role (2003-2004). Chisaki was the youngest cast member out of the Sailor...

50. Shôzô Makino

Director | Ijin musume to bushi

Called the "father of Japanese film," Shozo Makino was a director during the pioneer days of Japanese film, and was also a producer and business executive. Makino was born in Kyoto on September 22, 1878. His mother ran a theater, and his association with movies began when the motion picture fan, ...


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