Denjirō Ōkōchi

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Denjirō Ōkōchi
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Denjirō Ōkōchi
Native name 大河内 傳次郎
Born (1898-02-05)February 5, 1898
Buzen, Fukuoka
Died July 18, 1962(1962-07-18) (aged 64)
Nationality Japanese
Other names Masuo Ōbe
Occupation Film actor

Denjirō Ōkōchi (大河内 傳次郎 Ōkōchi Denjirō?, 5 February 1898 – 18 July 1962) was a Japanese film actor most famous for starring roles in jidaigeki directed by such masters as Akira Kurosawa, Daisuke Itō, Sadao Yamanaka, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Hiroshi Inagaki and Masahiro Makino. His real name was Masuo Ōbe.[1] Training in Shinkokugeki under Shōjirō Sawada, Ōkōchi entered Nikkatsu in 1925 and soon came to fame in chanbara films playing characters such as Chūji Kunisada and Sazen Tange.[1] At his peak, he was one of the top jidaigeki stars alongside Tsumasaburō Bandō and Chiezō Kataoka. During World War II, he also appeared in a number of war films. His house and garden in Arashiyama, Kyoto, called Ōkōchi Sansō,[2] are still preserved and open to the public.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ōkōchi Denjirō". Nihon jinmei daijiten (in Japanese). Kōdansha. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Okochi Sanso Villa". Japan Visitor. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 

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