Chieko Higashiyama

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Chieko Higashiyama
Chieko Higashiyama in Tokyo Story (1953).jpg
Chieko Higashiyama in the 1953 film Tokyo Story
Native name
東山 千栄子
Born30 September 1890
Chiba, Japan
Died8 May 1980(1980-05-08) (aged 89)
Yokohama, Japan
Years active1925-1980

Chieko Higashiyama (東山 千栄子, Higashiyama Chieko, 30 September 1890 – 8 May 1980) was a Japanese stage and film actress. She appeared in more than 60 films from 1936 to 1967.


Graduating from the girls' school at Gakushuin, she married a businessman in 1909 and spent eight years in Moscow.[1] In 1925, at the age of 35, she decided to become an actress and began training at the Tsukiji Shōgekijō.[1] She appeared in many stage productions, most famously as Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard.[1] She also appeared in films, including Tokyo Story, which was voted the best film of all time in a poll of film directors by Sight & Sound magazine..

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1947 The Love of the Actress Sumako
1951 The Idiot
1951 The Tale of Genji
1951 Early Summer Shige
1952 The Life of Oharu
1953 Tokyo Story Tomi
1954 The Princess Sen Yodo-dono
1958 The Loyal 47 Ronin Otaka
1960 The Wandering Princess



  1. ^ a b c "Higashiyama Chieko". Kotobanku (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 15 February 2015.

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