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|Born||January 24, 1936|
Chiba, Chiba, Japan
|Died||January 12, 2019(aged 82)|
Etsuko Ichihara (市原 悦子 Ichihara Etsuko, 24 January 1936 – 12 January 2019) was a Japanese actress. She appeared in more than one hundred films since 1957.
Ichihara joined the Haiyuza theater troupe in 1957 and made her debut in Rikō na oyomesan. Winning an award at the 1959 Geijutsusai for Chidori, she became the star of Haiyuza, but left the troupe in 1971. She has appeared in film and on television, and is also known for narrating the long-running anime series Manga Nihon mukashi banashi. In 1990, she won the Japan Academy Prize for best supporting actress for Black Rain.
|1965||Kiri no Hata|
|1966||The Face of Another|
|1968||The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun||Hilda||Voice|
|1977||Barefoot Gen: Explosion of Tears|
|1981||Buriki no kunsho|
|1989||Black Rain||Shigeko Shizuma||Japan Academy Prize for Best Supporting Actress|
|2016||Your Name||Hitoha Miyamizu||Voice|
|1978-79||Tobe Hissatsu Uragoroshi||Hissatsu series|
|1975–94||Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi||Narrator||Animation series|
- "Ichihara Etsuko". Kotobanku (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
- "Dai-13 kai Nihon Akademī-shō" (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize Association. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
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