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110 years ago today: Actress Sachiko Murase born

Sachiko Murase
It was exactly 110 years ago today, on 21 March 1905, that actress Sachiko Murase (1905-1993) was born in Tokyo.

For Kurosawa fans, Murase is best known for her role as the grandmother in Kurosawa’s 1991 film Rhapsody in August, where she played opposite Richard Gere and a group of young actors. It was Murase’s last feature film appearance, crowning a 70-year acting career which started in theatre and saw Murase appear in close to a hundred films, as well as numerous works for television and radio.


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