Emi Wada

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Emi Wada
Born Emiko Noguchi
(1937-03-18) 18 March 1937 (age 80)
Kyoto, Japan
Spouse(s) Ben Wada (1957-2011)
Awards Best Costume Design
1985 Ran
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program
1993 Oedipus Rex

Emi Wada (和田 惠美, Wada Emi, born 18 March 1937 in Kyoto Prefecture) is a Japanese costume designer.

She created costumes for the Akira Kurosawa film Ran, which earned her an Academy Award for costume design, the Peter Greenaway film Prospero's Books, and the Zhang Yimou films, Hero and House of Flying Daggers. She designed costumes for operas, including the 2006 premiere performance of Tan Dun's The First Emperor[1] and for ballets, including The Peony pavilion by Fei Bo (National Ballet of China, 2008).

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  1. ^ Emi Wada IMDB entry; accessed 18 February 2015.