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Setsuko Hara (Masae Aida)

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Biography

Yokohama, Japan
Setsuko Hara became one of Japan's best-loved stars over her 30-year film career. Her signature character type, variations on a daughter devoted to her parents and home, inspired the nickname that stayed with her until retirement: the Eternal Virgin. To some extent, reality mirrored her roles in these films. In a society that considers marriage and parenting almost obligatory, she remained single and childless, something of a controversy in Japan in the 1950s. Fortunately she was popular enough to avoid criticism, but the 1950s were still a hard decade. Read more...

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Character: Nobuko's mother

Non-chan kumo ni noru 1955

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Character: Fumiko

Shûu 1956

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Character: Michiyo Okamoto

Meshi 1951

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Character: Atsuko Anjô

Anjô-ke no butôkai 1947

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