Ashiya Gannosuke

Aaron Gerow gerowaaron
Wed Apr 7 22:47:02 EDT 2004

The news services reported that Ashiya Gannosuke, one of the deans of 
Osaka comedy, died on the 7th at the age of 72. Ashiya originally 
trained as a manzai comic, but turned to stage comedy where he won many 
awards for his performances. His most famous role was portraying the 
nomadic artist Yamashita Kiyoshi in _Hadaka no taisho_ on television, 
but he appeared in numerous films, including a film version of 
Yamashita's story.

Aaron Gerow
KineJapan owner

Assistant Professor
Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
Yale University

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