Mariko Okada

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Mariko Okada
Mariko Okada.1962.jpg
Mariko Okada in 1962
Born (1933-01-11) January 11, 1933 (age 85)
Years active1951–present
Spouse(s)Yoshishige Yoshida
Parent(s)Tokihiko Okada (father)
Sonoko Tazuru (mother)

Mariko Okada (岡田 茉莉子, Okada Mariko, born 11 January 1933) is a Japanese actress. She is married to film director Yoshishige Yoshida.[1]


Her father was the noted silent film actor Tokihiko Okada, who before his early death (the year following his daughter's birth) starred in Yasujirō Ozu's Tokyo Chorus (1931).[citation needed]

As an adult, Mariko herself was cast by Ozu, appearing for example in Late Autumn (1960).[2] She appeared in Mikio Naruse's Floating Clouds (1955) and Nagareru (1956).[3][4] She also appeared in Shinji Aoyama's My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? (2005).[5]

Selected filmography[edit]

Selected television appearances[edit]


  • Joyū Okada Mariko (2009)


  • 1958: 13th Mainichi Film Awards - Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Season of the Demon Girl (悪女の季節, Akujo no Kisetsu)[6]
  • 1962: 36th Kinema Junpo Awards - Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Love This Year (今年の恋, Kotoshi no Koi) and Kiriko's Fate (霧子の運命, Kiriko no Unmei)[7]
  • 1962: 17th Mainichi Film Awards - Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Love This Year and Akitsu Springs (秋津温泉, Akitsu Onsen)[8]
  • 1998: Golden Glory Award and Platinum Grand Prize, 8th Japan Movie Critics Awards[9]


  1. ^ Jacoby, Alexander; Amit, Rea (13 December 2010). "Midnight Eye interview: Yoshishige Yoshida". Midnight Eye.
  2. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (28 January 2010). "Film review: Late Autumn - Film - The Guardian". The Guardian.
  3. ^ Uhlich, Keith (1 November 2005). "Floating Clouds - Film Review - Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine.
  4. ^ Uhlich, Keith (2 November 2005). "Flowing - Film Review - Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine.
  5. ^ Weissberg, Jay (18 May 2005). "Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachtani? - Variety". Variety.
  6. ^ 楢山節考 第13回(1958年度)毎日映画コンクール(日本映画大賞)受賞 (in Japanese). Mainichi Film Awards. Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  7. ^ 1962年 キネマ旬報賞 (in Japanese). MovieWalker at Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  8. ^ 切腹 第17回(1962年度)毎日映画コンクール(日本映画大賞)受賞 (in Japanese). Mainichi Film Awards. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  9. ^ "日本映画批評家大賞 JAPAN MOVIE CRITICS AWARD" (in Japanese). Japan Movie Critics Award. Archived from the original on January 15, 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2009.

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