Ōhashi in 1966
|Native name||大橋 巨泉|
|Born||大橋 克巳 (Ōhashi Katsumi)|
March 22, 1934
Sumida, Tokyo, Japan
|Died||July 12, 2016(aged 82)|
|Occupation||Television host and writer|
Kyosen Ōhashi (大橋 巨泉 Ōhashi Kyosen, March 22, 1934 – July 12, 2016) was a Japanese television host and writer. He also served briefly as a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet of Japan. His real name was Ōhashi Katsumi (大橋 克巳).
Born in Sumida, Tokyo, he grew up in Chiba prefecture and dropped out of the Waseda University. Declaring "semi-retirement", he then spent most of his time outside Japan, particularly in Canada during the summer, as well as in Australia and New Zealand during the winter in the northern hemisphere, in which he ran his "OK Gift Shop" (OK stands for Ohashi Kyosen).
- http://www.kyosen.com/ - the official website (this website appears to be down)
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