Yumiko Nogawa

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Yumiko Nogawa (野川由美子, Nogawa Yumiko) (born August 30, 1944) is a Japanese actress born in Kyoto, Japan.[1] She has starred in several movies, notably Gate of Flesh (1964), a Japanese erotic film, part of a trilogy of films she made with director Seijun Suzuki. Including Story of a Prostitute (1965) and Carmen from Kawachi (1966), these films are known as Nogawa's "Flesh Trilogy".[2] Nogawa has appeared in numerous films in Japan, including director Nagisa Oshima's The Pleasures of the Flesh (1965) and Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968), the eighteenth film in the Zatoichi series.[3] She has also appeared in television series on Nippon Television, TV Tokyo, Fuji TV, and NHK.[4]




  1. ^ 野川由美子 のがわ・ゆみこ (in Japanese). allcinema.net. Retrieved 2010-03-22. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Weisser, Thomas; Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books : Asian Cult Cinema Publications. p. 179. ISBN 1-889288-52-7.
  3. ^ "Zatoichi & the Fugitives: cast". All Movie Guide. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  4. ^ Criterion Collection movies starring Yumiko Nogawa http://www.criterion.com/search/results?cx=015536958783835185649%3Am0a2kgqd__m&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=Yumiko+Nogawa&x=46&y=8#534

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