[KineJapan] Kyo Machiko

Linda Ehrlich linda.ehrlich at gmail.com
Tue May 14 07:00:27 EDT 2019

Very sad news. I recall when I interviewed Miyagawa Kazuo years ago for my dissertation research, he jokingly told me “in terms of Ugetsu, only the ghost is still alive.”

Kyo Machiko gave us many dynamic performances.  

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> On May 14, 2019, at 5:27 AM, Rea Amit via KineJapan <kinejapan at mailman.yale.edu> wrote:
> News outlets in Japan report that Kyo Machiko, arguably the greyest
> actress of the 1950s has died yesterday at 95. Her work is obviously
> well-known to everyone here, but her wider recognition was achieved
> probably thanks to her roles in films such as Rashomon, Ugetsu, and
> Floating Weeds.
> She was less active after the postwar golden age days, but her place
> in the history of Japanese cinema is secured for eternity. I am sure
> many other list-members would have more to add.
> Best,
> Rea
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