Saturday, July 14, 2018

Returning to the Live Stage!

Yumi Mizusawa. Photo by Brett Homenick. 

On Saturday, July 14, I attended a stage performance starring actress Yumi Mizusawa.

Mizusawa-san was selected as a member of Toho New Talent's 5th class in 1965 (with Bibari Maeda) and went on to become a prolific television actress and singer. She starred in the TV series What Is Youth? (1965-66) alongside Yosuke Natsuki. While her credits are mostly non-genre, she appeared in episode 91 of Kamen Rider (1971-73) and episode 16 of Iron King (1972-73). Her most notable film appearance is in Kihachi Okamoto's Epoch of Murder Madness (1967).

I had a great conversation with Mizusawa-san after the show. She was surprised at how much I knew about her acting career. It was certainly great to see her again after meeting her for the first time last April.

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